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What are my options? Cambelt Failure.

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  1. baynesey
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    baynesey well you better unsell them, sharpish!

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    My Cambelt snapped on my way home from Holiday yesterday, I know I'm expecting a big bill regardless however as my engine (2.0 FSI Petrol) isnt exactly the fruitiest of Engines what would be involved swapping for a 3.2 V6 or 1.8T.

    I'm reluctant to break the car and sell on as it's in really good condition, too good to disregard.

    Any advise welcome :(

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    **** mate thats not good was you going fast if you was not you maybe lucky and not have a big bill ;-(
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    when did the site stop some words and put stars instand lol
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    was doing 70/80 ... felt like the engine had it's last breath and just cut out, no compression and the cam is isnt turning, yet to pull it apart to see the damage, expecting the worst
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    ouch yeah dont sound good mate sorry 70ish the engine is going to bend many parts my old man was only doing 20 and bent a few although did not help as the gareg he got it from keept trying to start it. think you have the right idea going for a new engine though.
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    Chris, just read it on vvoc!
    What kind of cost is a replacement fsi 2ltr?
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    Seen a direct replacement for £995the on ebay (they collect my old engine) but I fancy more power if I'm honest, the 2.0 petrol really lacks torque especially with four passengers and a boot load
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    me too....:nyah:


    so is that for a rebuilt engine then?
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    if you want more power sell it and buy the 18T
    will cost £££££££££££ to fit anything else
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    Welcome over!
    Vectracdx ;)
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    I can vouch for the 1.8T 190 Chris.

    Will you give it a go yourself?
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    I have the 190 BHP 1.8T quattro S-line, great engine and really tunable. I know you said you want to keep your car and put a different engine in, but in my opinion you are going to have to change loads of stuff, ECU, exhaust, inlet etc etc, it will cost loads to do, better off selling yours as a non runner (or trying to fix it) and buying what you want.
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    Yep, cheapest (=best) option is to sell as non-runner / break it, and buy a 1.8T engined car.

    Although, it really depends on how much you want to spend. If you are going to go and put another engine in, on the hunt for more power, a 2.0T (k04'd) or something that wasn't standard on the B6 might be a good should (2.7 TT???).

    Cheapest option of course is to just buy a new car though. Once everything is taken into account. Remember, engine swap to 1.8T will cost more to insure as well as just a straight 1.8T as its a modification.
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    depending on if the pistons have taken a knock, you can fit it up mate, what we talking? new valves head gasket skimmed head, labour, it may not be as bad as you may think, have you spoken to adamss24 yet?

    and id keep the same engine type in it mate,
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    Yes mate, rebuild your own engine: 20 valves, 20 lifters, head gasket set, head bolts and a new cambelt kit + water pump, 5 L of antifreeze and a oil change and you should be good to go. Parts approx. £500-700 and 1.5-2 days labour, i reckon you could get it at about £1000 fitted ! If you wanna drop me a pm i could even do the work for you... As per Paul advice, stick with what you have and sell if needed for the right car/engine combo !
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    Hurrah, good progress today the old man did well, the wife made the sarnies and I was an impeccable spanner boy!
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    Bent stuff
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    Looks very similar to when the belt skipped on mine.

    Are you repairing or replacing?
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    ouccchhhhhh !!!!!!
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    not so bad being a 16 valve, less valves to replace.
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    hats off to your dad mate ;-)
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    great to see its getting fixed,

    mate, can you do me a favour, can you take a photo of the inside of the front bumper please? and did you take the head lamps out to take it off?

    Cheers

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