Hello, My car broke down.

Tiny
FBAEZGOMEZ
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  • 2003 AUDI A4
  • 109,000 MILES
Hello,

My car broke down yesterday, and I just found out that the engine is dead. My brother changed the oil 2 weeks ago at a Valvoline place where they checked all the parts and evaluated everything as in good conditions. Nevertheless, the car broke down and we are wondering how useful/convenient it is to buy an used engine and install it in our car. Also, we are students and we don't want to throw our investment in that car away so easily. My thoughts were to install the engine, and sell it in the summer, but I don't know if there's a market for cars like mine with a used engine which is not the original. Is it worth 2,500 dollars to install it and then sell it for 6,000 probably?

Thank you so much for your feedback and answers, we appreciate it a lot.

Best,

Felix
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Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 AT 3:51 PM

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Tiny
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NO ENGINE SIZE????

I'LL TRY TO WORK AROUND IT!

HERE'S A 1.8L

I COULD NOT FIND A REMAN FOR A 3.0L----I RECKON YOURS WOULD HAVE TO BE REBUILT AT A LOCAL SHOP IF THIS WERE YOUR SIZE

AS FAR AS GETTING EITHER OF THESE INSTALLED

THIS MIGHT BE THE BETTER PROCESS

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/2000-ford-focus-took-car-told-needed-new-front-brakes-on-top-many-other-things

BUT MOST OF ALL---YOU NEED TO BE BROGHT OVER TO THE "LIGHT SIDE" NOT THE "DARK SIDE"!

SEE THIS LINK---MY LAST ANSWER IN IT

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/2002-nissan-sentra-car-also-diesel-engine-should-buy-that-mileage

YOUR TURN

THE MEDIC

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 AT 5:10 PM
Tiny
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If they sold him an engine flush (chemicals added to oil BEFORE the oil was changed). Could be that the left over sludge blocked the
oil pump pick-up screen and the engine lost oil pressure and seized.

If that was the case. Have them pay for it (used engine and installation).

If the timing belt broke, have a shop remove and overhaul the head.

Thomas
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Thursday, February 21st, 2013 AT 12:56 AM

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