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Old 04-17-2014, 05:43 AM   #1
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Default 02 A6 C5 3.0 Engine Failure - part-out or sell?

Most of the body, interior and mechanicals/tranny still good, new tires, CVs -- 117K. 3.0 Engine flashed a CEL P0306 and then threw a rod. Am I better off parting out or what's this thing reasonably worth on salvage for whole car?

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How did you know it threw a rod?
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If you end up parting it out there are a few smaller parts I am looking for.
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Wreckers will give you allmost nothing as they want to make all the money ...

Where are you located ? and what colour is the car ? more info may help ..
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Try this on google:

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try googling.

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Most of the body, interior and mechanicals/tranny still good, new tires, CVs -- 117K. 3.0 Engine flashed a CEL P0306 and then threw a rod. Am I better off parting out or what's this thing reasonably worth on salvage for whole car?

Thanks in advance.
Try googling with this search string…
salvage value audi 2002 A6

Should get a bunch of sites/people that will give you a quick estimate.

Otherwise just get an online estimate for used car sales in your area for your car and deduct $4000 or so for a new engine. For example, in my area a used 02A6 3.0 has instant market value of about $6600 so it's worth maybe 2600 salvage. However, there's one for sale in Chantilly VA with 117K on it for $6K, so arguably it's worth less than $2K around here.
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Most of the body, interior and mechanicals/tranny still good, new tires, CVs -- 117K. 3.0 Engine flashed a CEL P0306 and then threw a rod. Am I better off parting out or what's this thing reasonably worth on salvage for whole car?

Thanks in advance.
Try googling with this search string…
salvage value audi 2002 A6

Should get a bunch of sites/people that will give you a quick estimate.

Otherwise just get an online estimate for used car sales in your area for your car and deduct $4000 or so for a new engine. For example, in my area a used 02A6 3.0 has instant market value of about $6600 so it's worth maybe 2600 salvage. However, there's one for sale in Chantilly VA with 117K on it for $6K, so arguably it's worth less than $2K around here.
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Try googling with this search string…
salvage value audi 2002 A6

Should get a bunch of sites/people that will give you a quick estimate.

Otherwise just get an online estimate for used car sales in your area for your car and deduct $4000 or so for a new engine. For example, in my area a used 02A6 3.0 has instant market value of about $6600 so it's worth maybe 2600 salvage. However, there's one for sale in Chantilly VA with 117K on it for $6K, so arguably it's worth less than $2K around here.
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How did you know it threw a rod?
I'll take $100 for "What is hole in block', Alex!
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You guys are high if you think any wrecker would give him anything over 500 bucks for the cars salvage. Using book value minus repair cost is not how it works sorry. Its a dead audi. its worth about 500 bucks. Around here a wrecker would give 200$ if the engine and trans are still in it. If your selling it, anything over 1000 people in the market for broken cars will just laugh.

All the Audis i have purchased have been dead, either trans, engine, too much repairs overall. They have NO value not running and driving. Some specialty salvage yards will pay more but the main money maker is blown up under the hood. Wreckers like crashed cars for the valuable mechanical parts. if the mechanical parts are garbage whats there to sell. a hood or fender or seat which have no demand for...
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I'm located in Wisconsin, USA - color is silver. Had it towed to a local shop and they told me it threw a rod. I had aluminum pan chunks and other part remnants on my driveway in addition to about 4+ of oil. Not really looking to part-out, looking more to sell and move on. Thanks all.
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I'm located in Wisconsin, USA - color is silver. Had it towed to a local shop and they told me it threw a rod. I had aluminum pan chunks and other part remnants on my driveway in addition to about 4+ of oil. Not really looking to part-out, looking more to sell and move on. Thanks all.
If shop knows someone who needs a trans you might get lucky but probably not for $2k. Ask the shop if they know a 3.0, you could put. 1500 plus labor and aye get 5-6k for it but its not exactly wheeler dealer. It's a parts ar for someone with a blown trans who can transfer the engine. Unless you have storage and part it yourself...
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I'll take $100 for "What is hole in block', Alex!
Sloop he never said that in his first post and mine was second, I don't know what the guy knows about cars or if someone is taking him for a stooge.

But he did say it after your 9 posts.
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I see your racking up those post counts Sloop, congrats on the big 5k!
LOL…wire up an arduino to repeat my posts 10 times FTW!!!
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Sloop he never said that in his first post and mine was second, I don't know what the guy knows about cars or if someone is taking him for a stooge.

But he did say it after your 9 posts.
Yes..I know he didn't say it in his first post…that was my SWAG how he knew he threw a rod…."What is hole in engine block, Alex?", not-so-subtle reference to Jeopardy answer/question.
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