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2004 S4 replacement engine?

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Simon S4, Feb 25, 2011.

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    What is the cost of a replacement engine for a 2004 S4 (the 4.2 V8)? Have got a nasty rattle and am just looking at diiferent scenarios, including worst case..

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    The V8 is known to suffer a start up rattle due to the chain tensioner, you may not need a complete engine..
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    Hi kite, it isnt a start up rattle, it is a rattle which an engineer at my garage picked up as they tested the engine oil pressure at 2000 rpm... and the pressure came out quite low at 2 bar...he didn't feel he could test at 3500 rpm as this could cause more damage... so thats why i am enquiring about worst case scenario... ;-(
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    iv see them around for 155 / 2k
    then ftting and parts it could need doing at same time as it wont have any history
    cant your man sort the problem without replaceing the engine ?
    could just be the pump needs replaceing
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    Yes, the man actually found a way - drained oil, cleansed/flushed engine, changed oil filter, put in new oil and the pressure is normal... fingers crossed that's 'all' it was... sounds like a blockage somewhere - is this common on 'older' cars? or a sign that the car has been used for short journeys? or oil hasn't been chaged often enough? not sure...
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    keep an eye on it if it was blocked it will block again
    and a new pick up pipe aint gona cost that much
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    thanks for tip bez101 - how much approx? and what exactly do i have to ask for ('new pick up pipe'?)?
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