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Audi A3 1.8 T Sport

Discussion in 'Motors' started by y00feh, 4 Jun 2010.

  1. y00feh

    Gangster

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    Location: Billingham, Teeside

    Anyone have any idea how much a engnie rebuild would be for an Audi A3 1.8 T ?

    or is it worth just getting rid :confused:
     
    Last edited: 4 Jun 2010
  2. Fr0dders

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  3. SeatIbiza

    Wise Guy

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    Get a new engine. It's used in so many cars.

    Not sure on the cost of one though...

    What has happened?
     
  4. g60dubster

    Hitman

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    should be able to pick one up for approx £500 minus turbo.

    depends what you need, if you only need bare engine without ancillaries, then you could find one for a lot less
     
  5. Matt82

    Capodecina

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    quite an effort to kill one.

    where abouts are you based? ive been looking for just such a car
     
  6. Firestar_3x

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    Depends which revision of 1.8T as to how much the engine will cost S/H.
     
  7. y00feh

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    Apparently.... the garage it’s been at said that the oil pump hasn’t been functioning properly. And I've had the beast down VW/AUDI on the computer prior to the oil pump issues. And it had a air leak... that got fixed, and they reckon since the pressure within the engine has got back to what its ment to be its made the oil pump pull a load of junk through into the engine the geezer reckons it needs a top end rebuild... cam bearings etc all burnt out as far as I know the turbo is fine.. im getting the final verdict on it today. As he’s basically gonna strip it all down and see what is actually needed.. 500squids isn't a bad price for a engine.
     
  8. y00feh

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    Billingham, North East England. not far from Middlesbrough
     
  9. Matt82

    Capodecina

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    miles from me. the closest base i have there is in the north west, cheshire.

    i wouldnt drive it in the meantime.
     
  10. GinG

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    Try ringing Vasstech in Northallerton. A recently opened VAG specialist. Very good mechanics. A mate of mine is one of the owners.

    01609 779041
     
  11. y00feh

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    Its in the Garage.... been there since it more or less died lol so im running about in my golf mk1 lol

    ill make a few calls when i get a chance stuck at work at the moe :(
     
  12. Relentless81

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    Did it have full history? The oil pump issue shouldnt be a problem if the oil is regulary changed
     
  13. Matt82

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    doesnt sound like it has

    but to be fair, audi AVS servicing is terrible, worst thing ever for an engine. i spent ages trying to get an S4 that was a facelift car that wasnt on AVS
     
  14. Matt82

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    the intervals are 20k miles etc
     
  15. Gribs

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    At an Audi garage it was about £4k for a full rebuild on a na 1.8 with a new head and block. I only found out about the cost after my parents had had it done. This was also from a failed oil pump. Full Audi SH btw and they made no contribution.
     
  16. SeatIbiza

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    You what?

    I could get my RS4 engine rebuilt with new cams and probably new turbos for that money!

    They certainly got done over by Audi on that one!
     
  17. paradigm

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    FWIW, I paid £1100 for a BAM 225PS 1.8T 18~ months ago. That included ancillaries and turbo.

    I certainly didn't find it an effort to kill one.
     
  18. Relentless81

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    I imagine they were walking a little funny for a few days after that
     
  19. SeatIbiza

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    not half!!!
     
  20. 86JR

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    I cant see how that works, if the oil pump doesnt work it would lead to oil starvation, your turbocharger would be the first to blow.

    Sounds more like a dodgy oil filter to me ?

    Have it checked by someone reputable such as awesome gti