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Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by N80KRR, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. N80KRR

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    What would my engine code be if I had a 2002 1.8t 163hp sport? Also would any 1.8t engine work if I were to replace my current engine?
     
  2. J7USS

    J7USS Shuddup Foooool!!

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    Id say you have the AVJ engine but check your service/log book for confirmation.
    You can also get a different engine code to fit yours but others will tell you more about that.

    Is your engine had it then??
     
  3. N80KRR

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    Well i think so. I also had the oil light of doom. Intermittent then i had a motor which sounds like a diesel. So guessing I need a new one however I havent had chance to get it to garage. So what should i be looking for with a replacement engine? seen some with 20k warrenty but others with only 90 days.
     
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    J7USS Shuddup Foooool!!

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    Has your engine actually shot it yet???
    You can get it to a specialist for new oil pump & pick-up pipe and that should solve the problem if the damage hasnt gone to far. 1WHEEL had similar issue but managed to save the engine but had new turbo - you could be in the same boat!

    That engine in the link is just someone offering that engine with fitting and for that id say its a good deal BUT if it was me id be very careful with any engine you look at, try and get the background history of it ie from what motor it came from/service history etc. The more info you have about the engine the better, after all, you dont want to get one fitted and then have the same issues. Find one, get it stripped and have the oilpump/pickup pipe/water pump replaced as reassurance so atleast then when its all hooked up and running, you wont have to worry about whether that one is going to go bang too.
     
  6. N80KRR

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    engine still cranks, had green flag out who told me it's dropped a valve. Gonna get it to the indy i used and see what they say. I've had a new cambelt and water pump on this engine would I be able to swap those parts over to the new one?
     
  7. J7USS

    J7USS Shuddup Foooool!!

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    Its up to you with regards to swapping bits over but I wouldnt personally.

    Fresh cambelt a defo. Water pump id say you'd get away with if you really want to!
     
  8. N80KRR

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    How much would I be looking at for a rebuild? also does anyone know a decent company around crawley that could do it?
     
  9. N80KRR

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    how difficult is it to convert a Audi TT 1.8 Turbo 225 bhp Engine to fit in where my lump used to lie?
     
  10. shaz-raul

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    depends on how your engine sits, if yours is a longitude engine then alot of work, if it is a trasverse then not too big of a job for a pro. i had the same thing where the car ended up sounding like a diesel. i was unlucky as everything went wrong, oil jump went, pick up pipe was blocked, the water pump was mone existant as the propellors had snapped off, turbo had to be replaced and the head had a crack in it so that had to be replaced aswell! mine was a 190 1.8t BEX engine so a B*****d to source but the avj engines are pretty easy to source. as for a rebuild you're looking at £1k +
     
  11. J7USS

    J7USS Shuddup Foooool!!

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    Where are these AVJ's Shaz?? when my red one blew up it was a friggin nightmare to source.
     
  12. howdy quattro

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    i got an AVJ...................sat nicely between my front struts!!!
     
  13. J7USS

    J7USS Shuddup Foooool!!

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    haha!

    The Letters AVJ still haunt me to this day.The blue one is AVJ too but I made sure its maintained very well whilst in my ownership.
     
  14. shaz-raul

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    lol juss i came Across 7 avj engines while i was lookin for a bex engine... dont ask matey its one of those things when u need somethin u cant eva find it n when u dont need it it comes by the dozens
     
  15. J7USS

    J7USS Shuddup Foooool!!

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    Very True Shaz, very True!!
     
  16. N80KRR

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    Found out its a BFB only found 2 which neither look any good. Can anyone else find any others on the net? Also if i get whats being sold as an engine will i have to replace any other parts?
     
  17. N80KRR

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    Should i get a rebuild? or would i be better just stripping it out and putting another engine in there? Found a couple of places that will do both with my specific engine type. Couple of engines on eBay and couple of VAG places that will rebuild for me. Whats everyones views, I've never had any experience with either so don't know what is the best option. Any help would be grateful.
     
  18. J7USS

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    It all depends on how much Damaged your engine has sustained. You can use bits from your engine for the one that will be fitted - obviously alternator etc.
    You need to weigh it up and see how much either way would cost you.

    By the sounds of it you'll get away with a rebuild if it hasnt gone "bang" yet and that will be cheaper than forking out for another engine when you dont really need too.
    You really need to get yours diagnosed properly first then take it from there other than just go off what Greenflag said.Its easy to say you have dropped a valve but you need to know exactly whats what!

    Has Indy looked at it yet??
     
  19. N80KRR

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    Not yet can't move it yet as its on a hill and the snow is half way up the doors. Obviously I'd prefer a rebuild but would I have to add oil pump/pipe maybe a new turbo or would these be covered by the engine rebuild.
     
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    J7USS Shuddup Foooool!!

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    Daaammmmn, gis some snow for the kids, they're driving me mad asking me when the snow is going to come again!

    With the rebuild YES get a new oil pump /pipe and water pump fitted whilst its apart then least they are done then as a precaution too and that should come under the rebuild anyway but tell them you want NEW!!
    If your Turbo is ok then just get it serviced and use that one - Its not part of the engine rebuild so that'll be an extra.
     
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    id always go for the rebuild, you know where you stand then, you could easily get a second hand lump thrown in and a month later it does the same.
    the rebuild route would be warrented and give you piece of mind that all is new and good, youd probably be better off and cheaper in the long run mate
     
  22. N80KRR

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    This is what I've been quoted as the rebuild structure, this all seems pretty good to me other than the oil pump being reconditioned. Does anyone think anything else should be done? I had a new cam-belt fitted about 6month previous do you reckon that would still be in good condition? Sorry for all the noob questions, just that's what I am. I have no idea when it comes to engines. More of an exterior guy.

    "The engine is stripped to bare component and put into a high pressure cylindrical wash at high temperature with cleansing chemicals, this removes all carbon deposits and debris from previous failures and brings it back to a "bright" metal.
    From this stage the Cylinder Block is re-honed and or re-bored. The Pistons and or Rings are then changed, Connecting Rods are then re-honed. The Crankshaft is then reground and or polished. After this the main and big end bearing shells are replaced and the Oil pump reconditioned.
    Cylinder Head
    Cylinder Head is stripped down and checked for wear, cracks and for trueness then pressure tested and refaced as necessary. Valve guides are then checked for wear and replaced as necessary After this valve seats are machined and valve guides are then checked for wear and replaced as necessary. New/Refaced valves are then lapped into the head then vacuum tested.
    From there we reface the valves and followers as necessary. The Camshaft is then checked for wear and replaced as necessary.
    The engine is then reassembled with new gaskets and seals."
     
  23. shaz-raul

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    how much are they quoting you for it?
     
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    As above how much is the quote?
     
  25. N80KRR

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    thats £1500. I thought that was pretty good going.
     
  26. shaz-raul

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    so long as ur cylinder head hasn't got a crack in it there is a place i know that can do it for 1200

    if ya want i can give them a call but i wud still get it down to an indy to get it fully diagnosed an save urself wasting unnecessary money
     
  27. N80KRR

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    to be honest i doubt it'll be wasting it to get it all rebuilt. I don't think that it would sound that bad if only the top had an issue. the guys i've been talking to do the rebuild in stages firstly being diagnose, so even if i did get it up to them and they have a look and say no way, then i've only lost £300. I can't organise it all at the moment i'm so busy with work. need the car to go somewhere and for them to fix it. local indy said he won't rebuild and won't source a replacement engine but would fit it for £600.
     

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