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Head cylinder cracked A3 2.0 TDI S-LINE 06 100k

wivs Jan 9, 2014

  1. wivs

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    Hi guys only had this car about 4months now just had basic service. Took it too Scotland on the 27/12/13 came back on the 30/12/13 traveled about 1100 miles. Got home coolant light came on,top it up gone another 30 miles came on again I then top it up again to take to garage at this point it has the all the known thing too be head gasket white smoke gunky oil. The garage sent the head off, it turns out the head is cracked in few places, head now needs replacing (omgfml). The bill is looking at around £1600 is this right??. The car would stand me in at neally £8000 now. 1st decent car I bought thinking I'd go for and audi and It would run for ever. Am I likely to get more problems I love this car and I'm having the work done as dont think I have much choice, should I keep it?im not sure now. It's been remapped so I was told.

    Could you guys tell me ur opinion on these issues that I've spoke about would be much appriciated.

    Thanks

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  2. Av4nt

    Av4nt Well-Known Member Team V10 Team Sprint Audi S6 quattro s tronic saloon

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    when you say the bill...what are they doing? Reconditioning the head or a new head entirely?
     
  3. y2kcurran

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    Mines the same year, I was hoping these sort of issues would have happened to the previous owners if they were going to atall, that's a big bill to be hit with after only recently getting the car (which looks great btw), bad luck mate.
     
  4. wivs

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    New head altogether think the head was neally £600
     
  5. wivs

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    Is it just bad luck ya think!?
     
  6. Av4nt

    Av4nt Well-Known Member Team V10 Team Sprint Audi S6 quattro s tronic saloon

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    when my cam belt went they sent off my head for a recondition which then went for 30k and still is after i part exed the car. wonder if it was suitable to be fixed that way its far cheaper
     
  7. wivs

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    Apparently it was pretty bad one of the worst they had seen
     
  8. y2kcurran

    y2kcurran Member

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    Well you probably have the BKD engine like me, I only found out that this particular model suffers from a few common problems one of which is a cracked cylinder head after I bought the car, if you do a quick search on the forum or google you'll read plenty about it. I was just hoping that any such problems would have happened sooner rather than later and that I might have been lucky enough to have avoided them *touch wood*
     
  9. desertstorm

    desertstorm Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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    A Brand new head casting is around £5-600 and then all the parts would need swapping over between the heads.

    VW AUDI SEAT 2.0 TDi 16V BKD ENGINE CYLINDER BARE HEAD BRAND NEW 03G103351B | eBay

    A complete second hand head may be the way to go.

    VW Golf Mk5 2.0 16v TDi BKD 140 BHP Cylinder Head 03G 103 373 Cyl Head 1968 cc | eBay

    Either way with labour and parts I wouldn't expect much change from £1200 . £1600 does sound a bit steep to me but It all depends on what there labour rate is.Are they changing the cam belt while they are at it.
     
  10. wivs

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    Yeah think they will do cam belt and water pump there audi specialist.
     
  11. Viking

    Viking Bloody Viking...

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    I'm not certain you can have a cylinder head reconditioned and have it come back without any cracks in it which were there originally. Reconditioning will give you new valve guides and seats, bearings, etc. but won't make a fracture between two galleries disappear. New head would be the only way.
     
  12. wivs

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    Wel tht was the out come it just kept getting worse😢
     
  13. SAiLO

    SAiLO Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Ouch.
     
  14. southylad

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    I have a 56 plate bkd I thought the 06 onwards were ok from the head problems what revision was the head a, b, or c, mine is a c I was told all a heads will crack most b heads will crack and very rare on the 06 onwards being the c?
     
  15. Johnny Bravo

    Johnny Bravo 6+1 Gears Audi A3

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    C rev. is supposed to be better but eventually they all crack.
     
  16. geekcroft

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    As a guess the car was probably ragged something rotten by the same geezer who remapped it :/ Hope its all good now though man!
     
  17. southylad

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    is this right you say they all crack?
     
  18. y2kcurran

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    Haha this statement made me jump straight onto google, no there are millions of these engines on the road, not all will crack, majority will get away fine. I'm itching to get out of work to see what code mine has....oh yea.. work...better get back to it!

    EDIT: Apologies, the code i'm talking about is A, B or C as mentioned above. - it's described well in this thread.

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-...ur-cylinder-head-will-crack-if-hasnt-yet.html
     
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    I read that a while ago and checked mine its a c so I was happy untill I read jonny bravo's post
     
  20. Johnny Bravo

    Johnny Bravo 6+1 Gears Audi A3

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    rev. C has the fewest cases of cracking. In that topic says none cracked but I think that was the case at that time. Meanwhile I've heard of C rev. heads cracking too. Not that often as the previous ones though.
    Be happy and enjoy the car. If it is to crack than your state of mind wont prevent it, so... :)
     
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