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golfRdaddy

Ready to race!
Location
Bakersfield
Car(s)
17R / 16R
It’s hard to say man, but hopefully it’s figured out as you go through the assembly process.

Maybe going through those assembly PDFs might help ~
True, i could just be playing tricks on myself. May be from a old job. I installed a new ac system on the mk6 last year.. who knows..
 

golfRdaddy

Ready to race!
Location
Bakersfield
Car(s)
17R / 16R
Only cylinder with damage. Think the block can be rebuilt? 83mm

Head is trashed. Looks like the engine was starved.

This is my old og seized motor btw.

2 bent valves, both cams, Cam cradle fukd
 

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golfRdaddy

Ready to race!
Location
Bakersfield
Car(s)
17R / 16R
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Mksleven

Autocross Champion
Location
Texas
Car(s)
MK7 gti
@golfRdaddy Damn, honestly I’ve no clue. Probably getting those parts to a machine shop will give you a better answer ~

How did that engine go/what symptoms did it have? Curious what happened
 

golfRdaddy

Ready to race!
Location
Bakersfield
Car(s)
17R / 16R
Co-part auction. Listed as runs and drives. Minor scratches and dents. Planed on spending 7-8k. Bid got ran up to 14k and wasn't backing down, after taxes and fees 18k.

Showed up seized. Planned on re listing on co-part but found your thread.
Cant justify 10k-12k for a new long block.

27k miles seized motor, im thinking this car never seen one oil change.

Moral of story, if its to good to be true.. it usually is.
 

Mksleven

Autocross Champion
Location
Texas
Car(s)
MK7 gti
Co-part auction. Listed as runs and drives. Minor scratches and dents. Planed on spending 7-8k. Bid got ran up to 14k and wasn't backing down, after taxes and fees 18k.

Showed up seized. Planned on re listing on co-part but found your thread.
Cant justify 10k-12k for a new long block.

27k miles seized motor, im thinking this car never seen one oil change.

Moral of story, if its to good to be true.. it usually is.

*except for AliEx engines 😆

Well, actually time will tell. It’s been holding up pretty good so far though.

My previous engine was burning ~1qt of oil every 200ish miles so I should’ve known better before I went hybrid/E85. This engine hasn’t had any oil consumption issues that I’ve noticed, and the motor feels super healthy, even at these power levels.

Looking forward to you enjoying the R man. I’m sure the engine will be solid ~
 

golfRdaddy

Ready to race!
Location
Bakersfield
Car(s)
17R / 16R
it looks like that and it's already bored to 83? yikes
No, it hasn't been bored, car was completely stock. They just never showed up for a oil change is what i'm guessing. I plan on keeping it stock with the alibaba motor. Probably drive it 10k then sell it.
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
The Greater Boston Metropolitan Area
Car(s)
2019 Golf R
Sorry, I haven't been fully following.

You paid $18k for a GTI with a blown motor?
 

golfRdaddy

Ready to race!
Location
Bakersfield
Car(s)
17R / 16R
pretty much, but a R. It wasn't advertised as mechanical damage. Listed as runs and drives, minor scratches and dents. I tried everything to return it, but a salvage auction is.. as is.
 

19birel

Autocross Champion
Location
Pittsburgh
Car(s)
MK7.5 - MK4 - B8.5
Not sure if this was the case, but if a private party was selling it on Copart they could've made an attempt to conceal or misrepresent the car.

Whenever I'm looking on Copart I effectively limit my search to cars being sold by insurance in attempt to reduce risk. That said I usually end up just purchasing through IAAI as basically everything there is from insurance
 

PerceivedShift

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
pretty much, but a R. It wasn't advertised as mechanical damage. Listed as runs and drives, minor scratches and dents. I tried everything to return it, but a salvage auction is.. as is.
So you paid 18k for a salvage R…dude…thankfully the ali motor will save you if you do the install yourself.
 

golfRdaddy

Ready to race!
Location
Bakersfield
Car(s)
17R / 16R
Piston cleaning 12 hours in the ultra sonic cleaner.. not to bad. One piston no Bueno.
 

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