So who out here has pulled their/an FSI engine and either rebuilt it or put a new/used one back in?
I'm not talking about switching engine codes or even transmissions, just a straight engine swap.
Long story short buddy blew his engine 2 hours after picking it up, not his fault. It was pure negligence on previous owner. Anyways, it seems the cheapest option is to get a used engine and do the swap.
Extent of damage we can see from pulling valve cover:
Hydraulic cam tensioner exploded and chain has no tension
Intake camshaft has a blown out bearing
How many valves are bent is the question
Timing belt is flappy loose
Most likely going to find metal shavings in the oil pan
So obviously a rebuild would be far more expensive because we need a new head, block needs minimum honed maybe bored and sleeved... Need all new gaskets, possibly new rods and pistons. New oil pump and pick up tube... and probably more I'm forgetting.
Anyways main question:
What would be the level of difficulty of swapping motors?
Would most likely have a Bentley manual and a VW tech helping when necessary, but the real issue is the means to the end.
Most likely going to be using jacks, stands and ramps. The tech friend says extremely difficult without a 4-point lift and the adapter plate to drop the motor out from the bottom with the trans still attached... Improbable or just a real **** sucker to do?