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2001 Audi A3 1.8T - non runner needs engine

pocketrocket786 Dec 15, 2012

  1. pocketrocket786

    pocketrocket786 Member

    For sale is my Audi A3 1.8T. As per the ad title the car is a non runner and requires a replacement engine.

    The cause was down to oil pump failure, which starved the top end of oil and oil pressure. This subsequently cause the rear chain control on the camshafts to also lose oil pressure and allowed the chain to jump which altered the camshaft timing.

    As a result the cam timing is out, which caused the engine to stop, there is suspect bent valves and consequently no compression on cylinders 1 & 4 and a 60% loss on cylinders 2 and 3.

    The total loss on cylinders 1 and 4 is the big worry and needs an engine specialist to investigate or alternatively a new engine.

    A new oil pump was put in and oil once the engine had stopped as it was suspected this was the fault - had to be replaced as there was no oil pressure. However once replaced and an attempt at a restart it was evident there was more damage.

    This would make an ideal project for someone good mechanically or someone who has an engine to go straight it.

    The engine code is AUM for reference.

    The car prior was an absoloute joy to drive. It is imaculate inside and out so having the engine go on me just like that has been very gutting indeed.

    2001 (Y) Audi A3 1.8 Turbo (150bhp)

    Full Recaro Leather interior – no rips or tears
    Full heated seats
    Heated Mirrors
    Audi Alarm
    Audi light smoke tint on windows (genuine Audi tint)
    BOSE sound system – with BOSE Sub and Amplifier hidden into rear boot side compartment
    BOSE six disc CD changer
    Audi Xenon Headlamp – with headlight washers and Audi auto-self levelling system
    Upgraded LED Foglights
    Upgraded LED sidelights
    Upgraded LED rear number plate lights (crisp white)
    Electric Sunroof
    16” Audi 5 spoke alloys
    Custom BMW Black Gloss Audi front emblem (customised at professional sprayers)
    Fully Debadged rear – AUDI and 1.8T decal removed and polished out for smooth clean rear
    New Spark plugs
    New Pencil Coil pack
    4 new tyres (replace 4 months ago so loads of tread)


    Paint is in really good condition for age of car, in summer its washed weekly
    Once a month its treated to full polish, glaze and wax (using Autoglym products)
    Interior cleaned once a month with leather cleaner and leather balm protection

    I am open to reasonable offers, if no joy I will break the car but this is a last resort as it would be devastating to see such a nice example go to waste.

  2. adamss24

    adamss24 Well-Known Member

    Would you be interested in buying a T reg a3 1.8T ? It belongs to a friend of mine- she had a minor crash- bent driver side wing, scrapped bumper and broken headlight. The car had a new fan, full cambelt kit + water pump and aux. drive belts and it has leather interior, climate and it's an auto. Engine is sweet as a nut and did not miss a beat... Let me know if you're interested and i need to get in touch with them as i hope they did not scrap it ! Regards, Chris- 07789912128.

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