2006 Jetta TDI with BRM engine- broke timing belt - swaps?

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  1. dbandel

    dbandel New Member

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    Is the BRM engine the only TDI head/block that will swap into this car? Finding them to be a bit pricey used in my area. If not, anyone recommend a reliable supplier or is car-part.com my best option? Thanks.
     
  2. Keithuk

    Keithuk Super Moderator

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    The BRM engine is used in a few VW's

    Manufacturer: VW, Date(s) Used: 01/2005-08/2005, Model: Bora, Engine Code: BRM, 74Kw, 103PS, 1.9 Ltr, 4 Cyls, Remarks: Turbocharged Direct Injection Pumpe Düse (TDI-PD)
    Manufacturer: VW, Date(s) Used: 01/2005-04/2007, Model: Jetta, Engine Code: BRM, 74Kw, 103PS, 1.9 Ltr, 4 Cyls, Remarks: Canada ("CDN"), USA ("USA"): Turbocharged Direct Injection Pumpe Düse (TDI-PD)
    Manufacturer: VW, Date(s) Used: 01/2005-08/2005, Model: Jetta/Syncro, Engine Code: BRM, 74Kw, 103PS, 1.9 Ltr, 4 Cyls, Remarks: Turbocharged Direct Injection Pumpe Düse (TDI-PD)
    Manufacturer: VW, Date(s) Used: 01/2005-08/2005, Model: Vento, Engine Code: BRM, 74Kw, 103PS, 1.9 Ltr, 4 Cyls, Remarks: Turbocharged Direct Injection Pumpe Düse (TDI-PD)

    As taken from my new VAG Engine & Transmission Codes
     
  3. dbandel

    dbandel New Member

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    Thanks. Anyone know the differences between the auto and manual equipped BRMs, if any? I noticed a couple of hoses are different but I'd hate to have to swap out a crankshaft if there are differences for the flywheel vs. flex plate.
     
  4. Ol'Rattler

    Ol'Rattler Well-Known Member

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    Why would you replace the engine because of a broken timing belt and run the risk of inheriting someones else's problems? Even if you had to deal with a bent connecting rod, repairing your engine would be a much better and cheaper option.
     
  5. dbandel

    dbandel New Member

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    Because it isn't necessarily any less expensive (I was quoted about $1800 for just the head work required due to the damage) or less risky, as my engine would be "inheriting my own problems" as it was getting tired with almost 300k on it. The new one has only about 157k miles. I have had very good luck with used engines from "fresh kills" and this one came from a Jetta that got T-boned, so it wasn't sent to the junk yard due to a mechanical issue (always be wary of junkyard cars that haven't been in an obvious accident) and it also looks to have been well maintained (bearings, cam, lifters, bottom end look good and no sludge in oil, good compression). It came complete with turbo (mine was beginning to leak) for $1300 shipped and with a 90 day warranty. I will keep the old engine and do a complete rebuild on it later for another car anyway, but this also gets this Jetta back on the road sooner.
     

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