Why are Bxe engines so hard to find?

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Seb1971
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Why are Bxe engines so hard to find?

Post by Seb1971 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:13 pm

Thinking everything is going well with the recon engine in my Passat it blows up again while still being fitted in the garage! My mechanic has been let down on a Bxe engine do any of you now where he can sauce one?

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Re: Why are Bxe engines so hard to find?

Post by gtijames » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:14 pm

Well as you know they are a ticking time bomb so most have probably ended up in pieces!
Does sound like you either need a new garage or to cut you losses on this passat, must be 2 months worth of problems with no light at the end of the tunnel?!

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Re: Why are Bxe engines so hard to find?

Post by Gazwould » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:55 pm

Well I did say..

"Seb needs to replace the conrod bearings otherwise be could be back to square one with a exploded engine. "

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Seb1971
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Re: Why are Bxe engines so hard to find?

Post by Seb1971 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:17 pm

Just had a call from the garage it looks as though he is going through his insurance and pay me back and I will scrap the car, :-s

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Re: Why are Bxe engines so hard to find?

Post by gtijames » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:29 pm

Sounds like the best bet really, stick the car on a well known auction site see what the bids make. Someone may want spares or have a engine to fit themselves

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Re: Why are Bxe engines so hard to find?

Post by Gazwould » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:34 pm

Then invest in a well serviced B5.5 , Skoda Superb etc , anything but a B6 derv .
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