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January 08, 2016, 11:33 AM #0

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Hey guys, I recently got a project car then a parts car and just trying to figure out the best way to put them together. The project car is a 2001 audi a6 quattro 2.8L n/a AWD clean tite and the parts car is a 2000 audi a6 quattro 2.7L bi turbo AWD fully loaded with Nav bUT wit salvage title. I was thinking of swapping all the good parts into the 2001 including the 2.7 bi turbo or would it be easier to take the turbos and bolt them on to the 2.8L? Any advice will help, might post pics later

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    January 08, 2016, 12:24 PM #1

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      January 08, 2016, 01:29 PM #2

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      The 2.8 won't take the turbos, how bad is the salvage car? Ideally I would just fix 2.7 car since they usually have more options/better brakes/suspension. Did you buy the smashed one off kijiji? Was it actually a write off or did the guy just hit something and sell it?

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        Originally posted by seanf
        The 2.8 won't take the turbos, how bad is the salvage car? Ideally I would just fix 2.7 car since they usually have more options/better brakes/suspension. Did you buy the smashed one off kijiji? Was it actually a write off or did the guy just hit something and sell it?
        Yes I did and it was a write off because he hit something but I got it running yesterday. Just needed a battery and fuel

          January 08, 2016, 03:28 PM #4

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          This is the write off

            January 08, 2016, 03:29 PM #5

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            This is the project

              January 08, 2016, 03:52 PM #6

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              It depends how much work you feel like doing, depending how decent the body is on the write off I'd start with that and take parts off your 2.8 car to fix the write off, pulling motor and trans and tcu and wiring to swap it into the 2.8 car sounds like way more work than fixing the smashed one

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                Originally posted by seanf
                It depends how much work you feel like doing, depending how decent the body is on the write off I'd start with that and take parts off your 2.8 car to fix the write off, pulling motor and trans and tcu and wiring to swap it into the 2.8 car sounds like way more work than fixing the smashed one
                I know but if someone hits the car after I fix it up they won't insure it anymore but if I put it into a clean title I'll have more leway and cheaper insurance lol

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                  Hang on, salvage title as in irreparable? If so, your option is pretty clear. If it's not irreparable, is it more work to fix it and have an integrity inspection done than it is to swap everything over? My gut says no, but you know the cars better.

                  If you register a salvaged car and it gets written off a second time, you can still fix and reinsure it for yourself. But if MPI buys it, then yes, it's game over for that VIN.
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                    I'll double check but I heard 2nd total loss is game over no matter what

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                      I thought supercharging the infinity was the project??


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                        Originally posted by MR_L
                        I'll double check but I heard 2nd total loss is game over no matter what
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                          January 09, 2016, 08:31 AM #12

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                          Originally posted by Madbuzz41
                          I thought supercharging the infinity was the project??


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                          THis is so I don't have to winter drive the infiniti lol

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                            Originally posted by MR_L
                            THis is so I don't have to winter drive the infiniti lol
                            If it's just winter beater status keep the 2.8. I've got to pull my 2.7t twice in 5k for issues, most things that go wrong it's just easier to pull the motor then try and work on it in the cramped bay

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                              Originally posted by seanf
                              If it's just winter beater status keep the 2.8. I've got to pull my 2.7t twice in 5k for issues, most things that go wrong it's just easier to pull the motor then try and work on it in the cramped bay
                              If I find out that the 2.7 if it written off again can be insured again I'll fix up the 2.7 and the 2.8 but probably sell off the 2.8 for someone that needs a winter beater. I just wanted to do the swap because I don't want to fix it all up for someone to hit me the next day and all that work goes down the drain

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                                Originally posted by MR_L
                                If I find out that the 2.7 if it written off again can be insured again I'll fix up the 2.7 and the 2.8 but probably sell off the 2.8 for someone that needs a winter beater. I just wanted to do the swap because I don't want to fix it all up for someone to hit me the next day and all that work goes down the drain

                                Take the rims off the 2.7 and put them on the 2.8, tint the Windows and call it a day


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                                  Originally posted by MR_L
                                  I'll double check but I heard 2nd total loss is game over no matter what
                                  I've heard this too, but unfortunately I don't work for claims and I even scrolled through our broker website to see if it said anything about second total loss.

                                  However, here is the Written Off pamphlet and it says nothing about it... maybe it all depends on damage and values.

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                                    I'm not from MPI either, but I think it is correct, that after the second total write-off it is irreparable.

                                    But that doesn't mean that the car has to be a total write-off. If you settle for less than the write-off value and intend to do the work yourself and dont actually 'write it off', say if your car has sentimental value, etc.
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                                      Nobody, including OP, has phoned MPI for the answer yet?

                                        January 13, 2016, 06:45 PM #19

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                                        Guys.  If it's written off for a second time and you don't buy it back (as in take a cheque and wave bye at mpi to it and it goes to auction) it's irreparable.
                                        You can buy your car back endless times and rebuild it as I'm aware.  Friend has done it.
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