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: Replacing motor: Problems to come? questions

05-03-2012, 11:48 AM
Hey there, this weekend i may be picking up a 2001 audi a4 2.8 avant for free or very cheap... My concern is that it has quite a bit of wear on the motor. What could i do? ive been contemplating just redoing the entire thing. either just replacing the motor, or what i was rreallly curious about would be to change to a manual transmission. I had 2.7t in mind. Ive been reading that that could be nice, but possibly costly? i do have some money to work with, i just want to get an estimate. I was thinking full swap of the engine and transmission, how much would that cost? (estimation, if i found a good deal online, not by way of stealership) like i said ive read it could be costly, would a 1.8t be compatible with the 2.8 mounts? or should i just get a new 2.8 possibly with manual transmission.