1995 Audi A6 Q&A
1995 Audi A6 Question: Engine replacement
My car overheated (not certain why since oil and coolant where consistently checked). I was laid off at work and can only afford to replace the engine. Can I interchage an Audi 1996 A4 2.8L with my 1995 A6 base engine, non quatro. - Visitor
Short answer - no. Engine's are very specific to vehicles these days. Calibrations and variations...not to mention components, sensors, wiring harnesses, etc between models and years are too different to risk. You would be in for certain issues, if you got it to run at all. - DaveJHM
engine may have seized up
i started the car and the engine light did not go out I JUST HAD IT OUT THE SHOP FOR REPAIR OF WATER PUMP TIMING BELT AND SENSORS REPLACE
A problem with the torque converter can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.
The water pump may fail resulting in engine overheating and possible timing belt damage. Overheating and/or timing belt failure can result in very expensive engine repairs. As a precaution, it is ...
Engine oil leaks are common from the valve cover gaskets and camshaft chain tensioner gasket.