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Re: Money pit motor

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:37 am
by Liam
robin1731 wrote:Looks like variable valve timing?

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I don't know other than it had twin cam heads with 4 valves per cylinder, 32 in total. That's 32 rockers too.
It would not surprise me if it had as it seemed to me to be an engine designed by engineers rather than accountants.

Re: Money pit motor

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:40 am
by Liam
chrisz wrote:Liam, can you post a photo of the broken part?


Unfortunately I cant as I do not have one. Here is a picture of
the head with all the rockers and camshafts removed though.

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Re: Money pit motor

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:46 pm
by desertrefugee
05c50 wrote:Things you don't want to hear when you try to start it...."I think the timing is off a tooth". :IDTS:

.......Paul


I gotta tell you, this post almost made me spit coffee all over. Funny as heck!

Liam: Sounds like you got your money's worth from that motor. Trouble is, nothing else compares, so you can't replace it with just anything! Hopefully, the next ride was/is just as satisfying.

Re: Money pit motor

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:15 pm
by Liam
desertrefugee wrote:
05c50 wrote:Things you don't want to hear when you try to start it...."I think the timing is off a tooth". :IDTS:

.......Paul


I gotta tell you, this post almost made me spit coffee all over. Funny as heck!

Liam: Sounds like you got your money's worth from that motor. Trouble is, nothing else compares, so you can't replace it with just anything! Hopefully, the next ride was/is just as satisfying.


Yes Indeed. A difficult act to follow. Very difficult to find an A8 over here with bigger than the 3.0 V6 TDI now.
I did get to test drive a 2010 with a 4.2 TDI that was a heck of a motor.
Only problem was the seller seemed to me to be a bit of a Pablo Escobar, I was happy to get out of there.

I ended up buying a 2015 A6 with a tiddly 2.0 TDI. It is rated at 190 HP with a 7 speed DSG so it can move.
I was quite surprised when I drove it and I get about 1200 Km from the tank which over here costs about €90 to fill up.