Hello all,
Just purchased a 1989 2.2 quattro coupe 5 cylinder 10 valve,it's had a lot of work done to it including clutch replacement.Drove it home some 200 odd miles and was superb.However on starting it today there is a rattle which seems like from the rear of the engine.The oil pressure on the move was just under 5bar and idle is about 2/3 bar.Thought it might be a belt rattle but a mechanic friend fears the worst and reckons it could be a con rod loose! Also On changing through 1st and 2nd the engine jolts a bit and the seller reckoned it needed gear box mounts replacing.If it is worse case con rod how much should i expect to pay to have engine fixed or would it be more cost effective to have a recon engine fitted.Could anyone recommend anywhere to go on this problem I'm located in Essex near Colchester.
sorry for the long post would appreciate any help or advice on this