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Hi,

I hope someone can help me out with suggestions for a replacement engine for my 2005 A4, which i have owned from new. I know its old and having covered 160k miles iscertainly well out of its warranty.

I have had the car Audi serviced up to 120 k miles and spent quite heavily on it with cambelt change at 80k, 2 replacement EGR valves and a replacement dual mass flywheel and clutch, so am hesitant about writing it off. Also just put 4 new Michellin Tyres on it and replaced rear discs and pads!!.

Having studied the net last night, i believe this is a major fault with the BLB engine (see links below) :

http://www.pistonheads.com/xforums/t...d=0&i=0&nmt=A4

http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/audi-s4...t-failure.html

My indie garage has advised that the car requires a replacement engine.

I have received a quote off Complete Engine Solutions (via website www.breakerlink.com) of £1500 inclusive of VAT and delivery for a complete long bare reconditioned engine with 12 months / 50,000 miles guarantee. As this part is reconditioned, they have requested that the old unit is required in exchange. I believe they supply both Indie and Audi Garages.

Carlisle Audi have quoted me circa £4200 incl of VAT for the supply and installation of a new 'exchange engine' with cambelt which would have a 2 year warranty.

I believe the Turbo (if damaged) may be extra.

I also own a 2007 A6, which thankfully has the modified BRE engine and not the BLB!!

I would welcome some advice on my options going forward. Currently i have the car in a compound with the sump unit removed!!

Can someone advise where i can purchase the conversion kit, or is this only available via VW -Audi?

Many thanks in anticipation
 

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I don't know where you could buy it in the UK, in the US we can buy the OEM part online from wholesale internet dealers or retailers. Check the links in the writeup for some US sources. I don't know if it's worth buying it overseas after shipping or tax.

The old engine could have a worn camshaft, worn crankshaft, worn turbo, and worn cylinders. Basically, if the oil pump failed, anything that is lubricated could have worn. Without taking it apart, there's no way to know what needs replacement. For all you know, the engine could be fine and just require a new oil pump. Or it could be trash. Look at the second page of this: http://www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q/b5/oil-pump-failure-passat-tdi.htm and it has some steps on how to inspect if you want to DIY. I don't know the specs on the Audi engine but it should be similar if not identical.

The replacement engine sounds good but without inspection of the turbo, I would also replace that.
 

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Many thanks for the quick response. Presently car is awaiting indie garage to take a good look at the engine. They specialise in engine and gearbox rebuilds.

I am torn between ordering the reconditioned engine, or asking my garage to do the same with mine and to fit the conversion kit. Does this kit include the balancing shafts?

Trying to see if i can source the kit elsewhere other than Audi UK! Don't suppose it will be possible.
 

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What does reconditioned mean? Sorry to hear about this problem, have you tried talking to Audi UK to see if they'll give you a credit towards repair since this is such a common problem? Audi should take care of their customers considering the expense of the cars. If not, boo on them.
 

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What does reconditioned mean? Sorry to hear about this problem, have you tried talking to Audi UK to see if they'll give you a credit towards repair since this is such a common problem? Audi should take care of their customers considering the expense of the cars. If not, boo on them.
Reconditioned just means the engine's rebuilt with new parts to an almost new condition.:)

There must be someone else that does the replacement parts over here.
 
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