3.0 V6 (AVK)
6-disc Audi Symphony w/ Bose Audio
Cold weather package = heated seats, ski bag thru the trunk
Probably some other stuff I cant remember right now
18" RS4 knockoff wheels w/ Kumho Ecsta ASX tires... 235/40/18 with a mild stretch... probably 80% tread or better, though I havent thrown a gauge on them. Winter wheels are Bridgestone Blizzak WS-60's on 16" black steelies. This car is (was) unstoppable in the snow! Which brings me to the bad news:
Oil filter failed and restricted flow to top end... spun a cam bearing thru the head. Timing jumped when the cam slowed down, which bent a bunch of valves on one bank (the bad side) and a couple on the other bank. The "bad bank" head isn't salvageable... so a new head is needed. $3300 from Audi, but one can be had second-hand for a few hundred bucks. The other head needs a couple valves replaced at like $8 apiece. Heads are already off the block. I'd be very hesitant to re-use the block without tearing it down to look for contamination from bearing material and oil filter crap. The "stealership" was just going to flush it, but that's probably asking for trouble down the road. I'd figure a couple hundred bucks for timing belt service materials (might as well do it while the front end is off)... belt was in good condition, but it may have done some unseen damage when it jumped teeth on cam sprocket.
The oil filter company isn't going to honor their warranty, and I don't have the dough to fight their army of lawyers... or to pay to have the car fixed. I've already got way too much in it just getting the motor torn down to the point of diagnosing the problem. I love this car and have a lot invested, but I've gotta cut my losses and start in another direction. This would be a great candidate for engine swap if you've got one sitting around, or repair the 3.0 and enjoy. Either route is just too cost inhibitive for me. If you can repair it yourself, it's a helluva deal on a performance luxury sedan. With motor repaired or replaced, this car will book at 9-12 grand, depending on salvage motor miles. Whether you fix it or part it, there's some serious profit potential here. Believe me, at 4 grand... I'm certainly not making any money!!
Engine still ran before removing the heads. Knocked like a landlord lookin for rent! Car has 122465 miles.
Body is in good condition... a few scratches and dings, but nothing major and no accidents. Color is silver ext / grey int... pictures show the RS4's, one shows the front clip removed, one shows the interior, and last pic shows the Blizzaks which I'm currently running on my Vanagon. More photos available upon request.
I also have a hard copy Bentley repair manual, an eBahn (Bentley CD) repair manual, and a Chiltons... that's well over 200 bucks in books!
Oh, and it has about $300 worth of Hawk Performance brake pads (front and rear) that have around 10k miles on them.
Please note that I DO have the title in hand, I'm NOT desperate to give it away for peanuts, and I'm NOT interested in parting it out in my driveway. If you want parts, buy the whole car and part it yourself. Don't bother me with emails asking my lowest price or pointing out KBB value in perfect condition. If you're interested in looking at it and making an offer, then do it. If it doesnt sell, I'll just throw a motor in it when I have a few grand saved up.
Call/txt/email with questions
No bone-heads or low-ballers please!
Thanks for looking
Last edited by glutton4punishment2; 05-04-2012 at 04:30 PM.