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1.8T Engine (BAM225) Advice/Input

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Appreciate this isnt C related, but thought there may be a pool of knowledge on here.

Ive had a Mk1 Golf in storage for a few years (next project after the G60 is finished) and have been keeping my eyes open for a 1.8T for transplant.

Yesterday offered a BAM225 lump from a TT quattro, 150k on the clock and now siezed having been stood; so rebuild required. Its priced to sell with everything except the loom from the engine bay - £200 

Seems like a good deal but the mileage was the only thing on my mind - My Q is does the mileage matter if being rebuilt? 

Any thoughts appreciated, its not an engine i know. Thx

 

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I’m about to break a BAM tt with 103k miles on it, engine can be heard running. It’s been sorned for 18 months -COVID, it does use 1L of oil every 1k miles - most multi valves do at 18 years old

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Mileage shouldn't be problem if you're rebuilding it and replacing worn out parts. The only issue i can think of is the block being worn but i would have thought that's mostly fixable with overboring and piston rings to suit or sourcing a new block if it came to it once it is apart.

That said you should be able to find an engine that is not seized - that's not a good start - Dox's engine sounds a good option as an alternative and if you're re-building the oil consumption wouldn't be too much of a problem. It depends on what is causing the oil consumption too - could just be a head refurb jobby on Dox's engine as would have thought the bottom end would still have plenty of life in it at 100k.

 

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They have 5 valves per cylinder and the seals will be hard and cracked, it doesn’t smoke and pulls well. 

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Thanks, for £200 i'll get it and have a look - comes with all the running gear, brakes, subframe etc so could probably break it and cover the inital cost.

@Dox May come back to you if the outcome isnt good 👍

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