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Thread: Piston slap and Cobalt Dream Machine, it' not good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajsellors View Post
    Hi,

    if the picture of the car shown in the eBay advert is the one from which engine came, the Copart lot number is written on the window:

    https://www.copart.co.uk/lot/26776697/

    Lot # 26776697
    Category: CAT C - SALVAGE
    Odometer: 84882
    VRN: AP02BXL
    Highlights: Run and Drive
    Primary Damage: SIDE
    Secondary Damage: REAR END
    Est. Retail Value: 1,350 GBP
    VIN: WAUZZZ8Z33N002513

    regards

    Andrew

    Many thanks for that Andrew, very much appreciated!

    I checked the mot history and surprise surprise the cars covered more than the 51k mileage stated. Last mot May 2016 it had covered 82,839 miles!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren C View Post
    Sorry to hear Mark, it was perhaps a too optimistic punt, but I'll continue to keep my eyes peeled.

    No that's alright Darren, i appreciate your help mate.With your help and the forums lets hope an honest gem turns up.

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    Ok,i know it's early days but i'm looking at options. Should i not find a good replacement engine with provenance who would you guys recommend to get the engine rebuilt. Are there any preferred specialist that you guys would use? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vorsprung durch Technik View Post
    Ok,i know it's early days but i'm looking at options. Should i not find a good replacement engine with provenance who would you guys recommend to get the engine rebuilt. Are there any preferred specialist that you guys would use? Thanks.
    If you are not in a rush it would be worth asking Gary for a quote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birchall View Post
    If you are not in a rush it would be worth asking Gary for a quote.

    Steve B
    Thanks Steve, that could be a possibility.

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    Are there any Audi A2 gurus out there that know a go to place for a new bottom end or a reliable place to buy a rebuilt bottom end to a high standard? Perhaps there is someone out there who bought a new bottom end or a complete engine from a fire sale who no longer needs it? I'm trying my best to keep this car alive where many would have cut their loses and broken it by now. Any help greatly appreciated thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vorsprung durch Technik View Post
    Are there any Audi A2 gurus out there that know a go to place for a new bottom end or a reliable place to buy a rebuilt bottom end to a high standard? Perhaps there is someone out there who bought a new bottom end or a complete engine from a fire sale who no longer needs it? I'm trying my best to keep this car alive where many would have cut their loses and broken it by now. Any help greatly appreciated thanks.
    I am no guru. I have had no dealings with a company very local to me, except I have heard them mentioned several times as the local 'go to place' for this kind of work and they have been around a long time. Maybe give them a ring to get some idea of costs but personally I would go down the donor route. I thought you might have noticed post 3 in the other recent similiar thread.

    http://www.a2oc.net/forum/showthread...114#post295114

    In your shoes I would enquire at local garages and ask who they know/have used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew View Post
    I am no guru. I have had no dealings with a company very local to me, except I have heard them mentioned several times as the local 'go to place' for this kind of work and they have been around a long time. Maybe give them a ring to get some idea of costs but personally I would go down the donor route. I thought you might have noticed post 3 in the other recent similiar thread.

    http://www.a2oc.net/forum/showthread...114#post295114

    In your shoes I would enquire at local garages and ask who they know/have used.

    Andy
    Thanks for your reply Andy, i'll give that company a ring they certainly have a lot of experience so will try them Monday now. I'm skeptical to ask local garages as most are very average at best that's my experience of where i am.The 3 places i have used have done more damage and told porky pies over the years than good! Yes seriously i'm not joking! Thanks to another member i've since found a superb mechanic who knows all things A2 which is a major relief and whom i feel i could trust. What i'm looking for is a specialist place who deals with all things Vag,they'll have economies of scale and will know these engines inside out and of course their weaknesses and how to engineer them out.One can only hope and pray i find out who these people are?

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    I don't know if it might worth asking Rob and Marcus at WOM Automotive, I mean they do know an awful lot about these cars anyway. Not certain if they have the facilities to go the whole hog on a full engine rebuild, but I was thinking along similar lines to get a spare engine just in case either of my BHCs explode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sciroccorrado View Post
    I don't know if it might worth asking Rob and Marcus at WOM Automotive
    It was Rob that gave the first diagnosis and i don't know if he has anything he certainly didn't let on if he did.

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