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slight problem with my new 1.8t a4

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by p771 apm, Jun 11, 2010.

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    [Jun 11, 2010]
    i was using the car the other day and i was on the motor way doing about 80 when the car lost all power and died

    my father in law took the car to his garage and we had a look

    seemed to be down on compresion !!

    cyl 1- 0
    cyl 2,3,4 -150


    turns out to be the con rod it has snapped and span round and smashed through the sump

    so now i need a new engine


    dose any 1 no of any were near bristol i can get 1 asap
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    Check ebay and piton heads. There is always usually a few floating about. Are you running standard boost? The reason I ask is thats not very common a thing to happen!
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    very very uncommon for these to snap rods unless excessive revs are applied for long periods........ harmonic resonance is a killer

    strange!

    motors go for £150-£500, you get what you pay for IMO
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    as far as i no the cars all standard

    iv been told the oil pump might have packed up

    iv found an engine for £200 just got to pick it up next weekend

    fingers crossed its a good 1
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    Good Luck mate! Remember to replace all the essential running gear too (timing belt/oil pump etc before it goes in) prob save you a fortune in the long run.
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    at the minimum take the sump off and clean the pick up out of sludge/coke etc.
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    To add to your kill list MARK................anything trying to advertise on the B5 forum.
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    Rules is rules dude !
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    more bad news guys i brought the engine yesturday got it fitted and the new engine is fubared

    bottom end is knocking it t!ts off

    iv spoke to the company i got it from and they said they havent got another engine so im back to square 1 at the moment
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    [Jun 18, 2010]
    Where are you? I'm thinking of breaking my '96. It's an AEB with 135k ish on the clock.
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