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Need advice from wise Audi folk!! Help me oh enlightened ones!

Discussion in 'General Automotive Chat' started by balatacarter, Feb 5, 2010.

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    Hi,

    I have a 2005 A6 saloon, it is a 3.2V6 petrol, lovely lovely car.

    It is a very undesireable spec, on the market, as it is Aero blue (the very light one), manual, 3.2V6 petrol..

    A timing chain tensioner has failed and the timing chain snapped, causing tons of damage to camshafts, valves and all sorts of hugely expensive parts!

    A bill of 5k plus is in play to put it back on the road in "keeping" condition. However, I been offered 2k as is from a mechanic. I reckon I would struggle to sell it for more than 7k given the spec and market.

    So, here are my questions?

    1) Should I cut my losses and let it go for effectively 7k, (no repair bill and 2k cash in my pocket)

    2) Should I contact Audi or am I wasting my time? The last service was at an Independent.

    So sad as I bought it as a long term keeper and in the spec it is it was a bargain... Lovely drive..

    Oh well, bound to be snags!

    What do you think?
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    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator

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    Looking at what you've written, either way, you are losing £5k(in theory) with which ever route you take. Can you not get a used engine and transplant instead of repairing the existing one? That would work out much cheaper!
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    It seems not, it seems that not many people apart from me have bought a 3.2 A6, my buddy who is knowledgeable, says that they are hard to come by!! Have had a good search and it seems that even if I could it would be 2k or more, plus labour and I am back up to where I started!
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    Yes, you are probably right. These engines are probably rare as you say.

    Tough position to be in....
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    How many miles has it done?

    When was the timing belt (and ancillaries?) replaced and by whom?
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