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Ceased Engine 1.4 Tdi


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Riding along in my automobile, 

 

red Oil light comes on

 

Followed by Battery light

 

Oil light goes off.

I stop immediately.

 

Get a tow to the garage

 

Think it's the alternator.

 

Garage call.

 

Engine Ceased, makes bad noise, won't turn over.

 

2007 57 127,000 1.4 Tdi in very good condition.

 

Engine Rebuild?

 

Engine Replacement?

 

Scrap Car, start again, cut loses.

 

Any input gratefully received.

 

Thanks for reading

 

Colonel23

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steveo3002

the oil light is a low pressure indicator , once its been on often means serious damage has happened

 

price up a used engine from a scrap yard with fitting 

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That’s unlucky for that to happen.

 

with that mileage the car with working engine is worth around £1200 to £1500 if tidy and service history.

 

however is the engine is knackered then you could spend £500-£800 depending on cost of engine to replace engine then whilst engine is out you would want to put on new timing belt and pump which adds to the cost.

 

 

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I haven't found an engine yet. 

 

Garage says 8 hours at £60 an hour. 

Oil and filter on top. 

Said new pump would mean breaking down engine and a whole lot more costs.  Never said anything about timing belt.  

 

In Colchester. 

 

Would rebuild be better? 

 

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nige8021

The book figure is 5.5hrs for the engine swap & that link I put up before £190 + delivery 

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steveo3002

rebuilding engines is terribly expensive , dont even bother pricing it up when a good used engine is avail for cheap

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Nige

 

Can't thank you enough 

So if I beat them down to 5.5, what will I pay for oil sump and cam belt? 

 

And fitting? 

 

Once again.  Cheers

 

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nige8021

2.5hrs for cambelt, but that is for an installed engine, with the engine out of the car less than 1/2 that time, why would you want to change the sump ?

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nige8021

Oil Pump is 3.8hrs but again that's with the engine in the car, so probably half that with the engine out.

 

As said before, if the oil light came on and it's now siezed, changing the oil pump ain't going to fix it, and a full rebuild will be best part of £500+  So I would go for a replacement, there are loads out there, as that was fitted in quite a few VAG models not just the Polo

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