and the other thing I forgot. Are there any things to look out for when finding a new motor? Better or worse engine codes, ect?
Just picked up a new car as a project. Its a 03 GLI VR6 6 speed. Previous owner apparently hit something on the road cracking the oil pan. Then thought it would be smart to keep driving until it stopped. So I can only assume the motor is completly junk. I am going to pull it apart to see what it looks like. But I can only assume at this point.
My current plan is to find a decent used motor to put in it, or atleast to start with. Do all the general up keep while the motor is out just because it is easier. Here is where my main question comes in.
My plan is to get the car running, driving, inspected. After all is good. Its getting a turbo. I have had both a 12 valve VR6 and a 1.8t. I got this with the intension on building a fast car. So what is there I could/should do while the motor is out or apart the will be needed for the turbo, yet won't be an issue while its still stock for a little bit? I don't want to go huge on power. Just make it fun, daily driveable and reliable.
Well I am having more issues finding a motor then I thought I would. Removed the accesory belt and was able to turn the crank with a breaker bar. I would say it took 2-3 times the force that it would normally. So it is not totally siezed.
Anyone know what the first thing to go is when the motor is ran out of oil? Is it possible it may just be rings? Going to hopefully get the motor out in the next few days if I get time and see what it looks like.
Were is a good source for parts if the motor is useable? What are my options for pistons? Trying to search but I seem to be reading an hour of junk to find a minute of good info.
The final note - "The pursuit for a Passat/CC 4Motion performance exhaust"
'Ein Trottel nicht an der Tat zu hören"