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metal shavings in oil sump. whats can it be ?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by andy1, May 11, 2014.

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    Hi guys my 03 audi s3 bam engine started making a slight ticking/tapping when i gave it some boot. I instantly turned off the car and towed it to the garage who expected it to be a blocked oil pick up or broken oil pump so he took off the sump to find metal shavings. Hes going to start stripping it on monday but ive a few questions id like to ask...Whats causes this ? Is it an expensive job ? Ive also been planning on getting it ready for stage2 so is there any components i should upgrade to achieve more power while the engine is out. Thanks andy
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    Ouch. Metal in sump is bad. Plan for a full rebuild or replacement engine. Stage 2 is usually 3 inch downpipe ,front mount intercooler, replacement fuel pump or fully working and tested one . Tip and decent free flowing exhaust are a given.
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    Metal shavings in the oil is VERY bad. My A4 is a prime example :(
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    What's the mileage?
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    Milage is 86k my mechanic says its my big end bearings:ermm:.. whatever they are lol
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    Expensive to fix properly is what they are.
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    Any idea roughly of whats involved and what sort of price ?
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