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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by IrishDave, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. IrishDave

    IrishDave Active Member

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    F**k F**k F**K. Started the engine this evening and instantly there was a horrid sound from the engine. Turned off the engine imediately. But the damage has been done. Looked down into the cylinder with a camera and there is a small piece of metal which has scored the piston face and cyl wall. I guess this means the cyl has to be honed to get rid of the scoring. Any advice.
     
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  3. gen.heinz guderian

    gen.heinz guderian Well-Known Member
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    Thats very unlucky, sorry to hear your bad news. On the bright side its a good excuse for more mods. Can you Bore it out for larger pistons?
     
  4. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp?

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    bad luck mate

    depends on how deep the score is, but if its light they can be honed out if not its a over bore job
     
  5. Buzzer

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    Bad luck Dave. Anybody sorted for doing that type of work on it?
     
  6. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Bad luck. No other noises or warnings before this happened?
     
  7. IrishDave

    IrishDave Active Member

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    It will be me doing the work as I cant afford to pay anyone, except to get it re-bored. Oh the joys of car ownership. No other noises at all. The car had only been parked up for about an hour or so since I last drove it.
     
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    :blownose: Sorry to hear your bad news. Do you know what the pieces of metal is? Broken piston/broken valve ?
     
  9. IrishDave

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    No idea where its from/off. Its only a very small piece. When I get the head off I will know more.
     
  10. s3dave

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    Unlucky mate, it can only be a valve bit? or even worse and more expense... a piece of turbo...:unsure:
     
  11. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp?

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    It could be even the ceramic of the spark plug that has broken off?
     
  12. IrishDave

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    Got the piece of metal out of the cylinder this evening. It is only very small and is semi circular in shape. If it was a full piece of whatever it is off it would be no more than 2-3cm in diameter. It is dark grey in colour, best way to describe it would be a dirty piece of lead. Any ideas as to where it might have come from. Gonna do a compression test tomorrow or would anyone advise against this, before I take the head off for closer inspection.
     
  13. s3dave

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    :sign_pics:
     
  14. IrishDave

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    I know a pic would be much better. Will have to wait till tomorrow to get one.
     
  15. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Valve?
     
  16. IrishDave

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    Hope not.
     
  17. s3dave

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    Was it Magnetic?
     
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    Yeah it was as that is how I got it out.
     
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    May be lucky on turbo bits then, they will be stainless/ali ? ,,, non magnetic
    Taken the plugs out yet?
     
  20. phil miller

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    i hope im wrong but it does sound like a bit of valve, a compression check will throw light on whats happened, the good news is exh valves are £11 each and inl £9 each, elring head gasket £20 and bolts £17, so 'if' there is no bottom end damage it may be poss to fix it for around £100, if your handy with spanners and have a spare 6 hours
     
  21. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Is there a 'post of the year' award? If so, I think Dave just won it with this beauty :)

    how else do you think he's had a camera inside the bore David, and fished the offending chunk out with a magnet? :laugh:

    sounds like part of a valve to me, although it can't be 2-3cm in size, that's not tiny, that's enormous!
     
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  23. s3dave

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    Biatch...
     
  24. smurfworth

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    The key word was "if" there Prawn, not had your ultimate man fuelled breakfast to wake you up this morning? :p
     

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