Only just noticed this myself although the rods are the weak point on the 1.8T.Pistons still standard then?
Only just noticed this myself although the rods are the weak point on the 1.8T.
How come you didn't go for a 2871 RS? \I'm guessing this will be quiet laggy in the wrong gear/rev range?
Oh dear 😧 any idea what happened??
Not only did you s**t yourself, the car did too! :smiley:
I take it your GTV was running about 200bhp over stock, yeah? :laughing:This is another example of the indestructable German engineering myth my mates bang on about.... I've had my 182 4 years with no major issues and had a supposed nightmare 'Italian car' in the form of an Alfa GTV V6 for 2 years with the only fault being the German Bosch MAF sensors blowing 3 times..... In those 6 years 3 friends have had epic fails with German cars which were well maintained...!
However your car's are always epically mint Lawro, fair play to you! :up:
I had a TT with the same engine for 2 years with not a single problem. This "issue" has arisen from a poor build and stonking great turbo..No it was 217bhp, bang on actual figures. Doesn't make any difference to 3 mates having fails with German cars and my friends mum had this shape TT, I'm unsure of the exact engine but that ate itself as well... I've got nothing against German cars but the myth of bullet proof engineering does annoy slightly..!
He's already fitted bigger brakes but that was heat related I believe. Don't worry, I do know what you mean. German cars aren't what they used to be and other brands are better. But this is a poor example..That's a good point, just to prove I'm not a German car hater I have so much want for an E63/4 M6 V10, or the M5, what an engine!! I just read about the brake fail, I'm glad Lawro and the car got away unscathed, that would be terrifying!!!
He's already fitted bigger brakes but that was heat related I believe. Don't worry, I do know what you mean. German cars aren't what they used to be and other brands are better. But this is a poor example..:wink:
It does look like poor workmanship here. @Lawro how do you get cars to look cleaner than factory? It's unbelievable to be fair!!!
I meant it's a poor example of when German cars arent reliable! This car is far from a poor example..lolCheeky prick! Lol
Yes mate, it's being done under warranty providing it's found the build is at fault.. Which it is!
Leave a socket set and the nuts and bolts would get cleaned too..If I were to leave my very dirty car outside your house @Lawro would it annoy you enough to start cleaning it....?! :tongueout:
If I were to leave my very dirty car outside your house @Lawro would it annoy you enough to start cleaning it....?! :tongueout:
So this is the result.. Oops!
View attachment 1259594Shells by Lawrence Parsons, on Flickr
Engine is toast, stay tuned..
Any update on this
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