Thanks Matt.lift off the plastic engine cover.... look for hose/pipe on the air inlet side to inlet manifold.. ensure it has not come a drift.. even slightly
also at the air filter ensure box is correctly sealed
ensure hose/pipe to air mass flow is secure
all these can or will cause issues/smoke etc as AF ratio goes out the window...
Hmmm.probably not... i think these engines unusually do not have head gaskets!
i imagine they will do a leak down test to see exactly what the issue isHmmm.
The roadside assist guy said it looked like diesel in the oil from blowby and probably oil in the radiator cap.
The radiator cap pressure valve was broken so as not to hold pressure, that's a trick so you can drive a car with a laeky head gasket a short distance. Not from Sydney to Brisbane though.
I only just got back home so I have to look into it.Can you get your money back or did you buy privately?
another engine bought in australia would likely cost more than the car did via vw channels...I only just got back home so I have to look into it.
I bought it from Gray's Online who are a licenced motor dealer which I think means they have to at ensure the item is fit for purpose, which this obviously isn't.
The ad didn't say there was anything wrong with it and they usually do list the faults if they are known.
They say there's no warranty or cooling off period.
We'll have to see.
Just in case I'm stuck with it, can anyone recommend a place that could supply and fit a replacement engine?
The only symptoms I noticed were that it blew a bit of smoke which I thought was a turbo seal.i imagine they will do a leak down test to see exactly what the issue is
but you have not described any of the symptoms prior to stopping?
These engines don't show up in wrecker's? There are other cars that use the R5 too aren't there? Are any of them suitable?another engine bought in australia would likely cost more than the car did via vw channels...
Yep, Fair Trading tomorrow. I'll start on the letter tonight. I just got home.if they are a LMD then you have rights.. the auction thing may be an issue. best you ring fair trading asap.
I think you're right but I'm going to try.Whilst I sympathise... Gray's do state vehicles are sold "as is" without warranty or cooling off period. Inspection is highly recommended. The only guarantee is that of clear title. "If used - vehicles have not been tested to ensure they function to manufacturers specifications." I think you have buckleys of any kind of redress - buyer beware.
its the block that will be the issue as they have no liners.. cannot machine etc.I think you're right but I'm going to try.
If I have to fix this engine I really hope the crank is ok.