A3 timing belt

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  1. xkillz

    xkillz Active Member

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    I have recently bought an a3 1.8 which timing belt broke and wanted to know if it is worth repairing the engine or just replacing it for £100 and is there any cheap LPG systems which I can install on it
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Dieselman

    Dieselman Banned

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    You would probably be better asking on an Audi forum.

    My advice would be to replace the engine if you can source a decent one for £100.
     
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    Its an interference engine so probably extensive and expensive damage to valves possibly pistons and cylinder head. Only real way to find out if to lift the head. If you have access to a cheap second hand engine in good order that's the way to go as DM says . Its probably why it was for sale. Adding a decent multipoint lpg INJECTION SYSTEM is going to cost £700-£1500
     
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    jamesfuller Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Have I read that correctly, engine for £100?

    Just a head gasket set is going to be around a hundred quid without any head work! If the replacement engine is a known runner, stick it in with new belt and water pump!

    I wouldn't think its worth putting LPG on such a small engine.
     
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    Lots of 1.8 engines around, its a straight forward job on those as the whole front of the car comes off giving great access, half a days work for a competent DIY'r.

    Service kit comes to @ £60.00 inc Antifreeze
    Cambelt kit varies where you get them from @ £100.00
    If you have aircon you can get it done for under £50.00

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    Sorry i forgot to mention its an auto
     
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