I've been on this forum for awhile now and post every now and then. I've had my 2001 AMK S3 for just over a year now. It had never caused me any problems other than careless early morning driving leading to a burst tyre. Other than that and a clutch pedal clip I have put nothing but tax and petrol into this car. However, that all changed a month ago when my hybrid K04 died a horrible and smokey death. I was straight on here to try and figure some stuff out and was told it could have failed as result of it being a CRturbo. I made contact with CR and I must say, they were a pleasure to deal with, but I still sent it to BBT to get the work done. He sent me a photo of the single oil feed on a twin feed bearing.... Now he's sent the bits to CR and I have been told by CR that they may do something for me once they investigate the failure. Considering we went to the lengths of taking the head off for easy access and to address some other minor issues, I want to add something to it, I was looking at a WMI kit, but the VAG legend in Ireland told me that the nozzles cause problems with 1.8t's in that if you place the nozzle around the throttle body that two of the cylinders can be left with out the mixture. In order to do it properly, you need to make up a custom type system where you have a nozzle going into each section on the intake. For now, I think I will figure out a way to use ethanol in my daily! Picture time! This was after the first wash Engine bay when I got it My good friend and crafty mechanic started the stripping without me, this is what I was met with upon my arrival to his garage This is the turbo Besides seeing my turbo shaft moving from side, this was my first red flag Notice how the spark plug on cylinder 2 and 3 are considerably darker than 1 and 4. Turns out the head was cracked. The only head I could find for sale had supertech valves, springs and seats. Now, when life hands you lemons, you make lemonade Cleaning the rocker cover for painting tomorrow morning. I also have the intake off for cleaning and painting tomorrow. I am looking for a set of 550cc injectors at the moment, I can't afford forged rods and pistons just yet. However, if anything goes wrong with the engine again I have already decided I will buy a smaller daily and park the S3 and build a fully bored, forged, stroker and look for some big figures. Current spec: Alcantara steering wheel, R8 oil and water caps, BBT hybrid K04 replacing CRturbo hybrid, Forge FMIC, Forge 008, 80mm TIP, Milltek 2.75" cat back I'm not sure if the rods were done (people suspect that a previous owner may or may not have changed them) I have a 3" downpipe and decat to fit when I am piecing the car back together. As above, I also have a new head with supertech valves, springs, and seats to fit also. Will be updating with photos and news as the car goes back together, but don't be surprised if updates are weeks or months apart after it's sorted!