The car is in Catterick North Yorkshire and yep sunny Glasgow for me.
Proper **** you've gone through there I would be absolutely fuming.Just to close off the thread...Garage phoned said oil pump and balance shaft replaced but engine has a loud rattle which gets louder the longer engine is on or accelerator is pressed, he says I will be lucky to make it 200 miles to Scotland and to investigate and fix it the cost will end up more than the car is worth so he suggested he will wipe my bill and make his money back scrapping the car. Said since its took 4 months he wants to do me a favour.
I still think he is being so nice is because his garage done the damage but unfortunately no way to prove it so it looks like a sad ending for my reliable 2008 a4 saloon.
Cheers for all the information previously guys.
Yeah I was thinking this aswell so I will be taking the yellow page out the v5 to stop or at least put a barrier up to stop this and I'll register it as scrapped on dvla.Honestly I am unconvinced the guy isn't scamming you - you currently only have his word that the engine is borked and he wants to "take it off your hands" to make life easy for you.
My suspicion would be that you send him the V5 and the next day the car will be on auto trader as a good solid runner.