EM TuningAH Fabrications
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    3

    2.0 tdi things to look out for?

    I am looking for a more economical car to replace my bmw 330ci.
    Looking at a3 2.0tdi sports.
    Ive heard that the 2.0 vag engine is noware near as reliable as the old 1.9 8v tdi.
    Have any of you had much problems with yours?
    And what should i be looking for when buying one?

    Any help will be much appreciated.

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    crunchie's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Inverness
    Posts
    865
    I'm selling my 2.0 TDi Quattro as I've just bought a 2.0T. Got 42k on the clock, never had any issues. Its used approx 1L of oil in the 10k I've owned it but that's apparently normal.

    Audi : A3 2.0 TDi S-Line Quattro 3dr :D

  4. #3
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    274
    I've owned one for about 8month now. I love it.

    Though its got 127k+ on it, I've have to replace the Throttle Body, or inlet air manifold, and its apparently a common problem.

    What year you looking at?
    8P Audi A3 2.0TDI Quattro Sport - what a change from my 1.0L CorsaC!!!

    follow me on Twitter - Jonay1990 for #Photography #Aviation #Mil #Automotive #Subsea

  5. #4
    Sarah's A3's Avatar
    MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Cheshire to Perth AU
    Posts
    5,923
    Depends what year you are looking at. There have been cases of this engine around the 2004 - 2005 ish having porous cylinder heads. I had one and its a fairly costly fix. You can tell if its gone as one of the signs is having to top up your coolant.
    As I say, depends on the year you are looking at.


    Mauritus Blue 3.2 V6 S Line Quattro DSG Xenons Sunroof Leather Sat Nav/Changer/TV/Text W8 & Int Light Pack Dark H/Lining Tints PDC S3 Kit '11 Rears Sachs/Eibachs & more... Build Thread

  6. #5
    AudiMafia's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    403
    i have got 2.0tdi 140 owned it for 6 months and hasnt given any problems at all ( thank god )

  7. #6
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Posts
    173
    Got a 2.0 tdi 2005 and its been great. Had it a year. First thing i did was new cambelt and water pump (50K) then a full service. no problems so far, 56.3 mpg average on my first full tank of fuel, thats real world, not off the odometer. Its the 140 bhp model.
    What to look out for, FSH of course and if its black, stone chips. Yes mine is black !!!!

    I also switched from a petrol BMW to a TDI Audi. First thing i noticed is the steering is a lot lighter, but i still think BMW are better made. My 11 year old 316, not a single build quality issue. The Audi, one of the carpets has worn through and a door trim bit has come off.

    But, and its the killer issue, i love the fact i can go for a spin in the Audi, and the petrol guage hasn't moved.

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO