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    Moving over to the" Dark Side" advice needed.........

    Hi All after 7 and a half years of many happy times I'm selling my Loyal 99 S3 and have put a deposit down on a 2007 A3 2.0l TDI 170 Quattro Sportback with 45k.

    I just have a couple of points i'm sure someone can help with..........

    What is the cambelt interval for the 2.0l tdi??
    Does the rear diff oil require changing and if so what are the intervals??
    Any othe advice or things to check?? Like don't fill it up with super unleaded lol
    Just trying to make sure stuff is done so i don't get straight into servicing bills after buying it.

    Any advice appreciated!!!!
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    Welcome to the Club Dave...unfortunately cant answer any of ya questions haha, recently did transition myself and havent looked back...so welcome anyway
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    I thought you were going BMW! Phew!

    Cambelt shud be 60k or 5 years really........

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    Cheers anyone else...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    I thought you were going BMW! Phew!

    Cambelt shud be 60k or 5 years really........
    Just couldn't do it even though the 330d is a powerhouse just didn't feel right sat in the car lol
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    It's a sack of ****e my cousin has a 330d I'd rather have aids

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    It's a sack of ****e my cousin has a 330d I'd rather have aids
    Hahaha, That's a bit far fetched N8!!!

    Although i'm not a massive fan of BM's.

    Welcome along Dave, make sure you get some pics up of
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    Good choice of car .Sportback = Win

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Engineer View Post
    Hahaha, That's a bit far fetched N8!!!
    Ok, Ok, maybe it was, HIV instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    It's a sack of ****e my cousin has a 330d I'd rather have aids
    a mate of mine has not long bought a 330d and he loves it but he did say the other day my car was way more comfortable than his standard set up v-maxx ftw ,bmw set up
    FTL (for the loss)lmao cant see why tho hahaha runflats anyone haha
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    Run flats are awful, and so are BMW, funny how they work together

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Run flats are awful, and so are BMW, funny how they work together
    they go together so well dont they hahaha , have you driven a 1 series sport with the run flats omfg its prob more comfortable to drive down the road on your arse outside the car bumpy or what lol now they are awful
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    Just sold 2008 Quattro SB Tdi 170 and bought similar new 2011 BE... cracking cars .


    What is the cambelt interval for the 2.0l tdi??

    I believe 4 years 60k miles whichever sooner VAG change their advice so ask a dealer who knows.

    Does the rear diff oil require changing and if so what are the intervals??

    I'm sure on that one. The Haldex system is 40,000 miles...

    Any othe advice or things to check?? Like don't fill it up with super unleaded lol

    Try the Black stuff. Any Black stuff works for us. 35 mpg + out of 2008 and 40mpg + on new one and the new CR engine is so quiet too.

    Just trying to make sure stuff is done so i don't get straight into servicing bills after buying it.

    Audi have an over 3 year old deal at moment , worth a look. Where are you living?

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    5 years, or 60k

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    It's a sack of ****e my cousin has a 330d I'd rather have aids
    worth a repost cheers N8!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post
    Just sold 2008 Quattro SB Tdi 170 and bought similar new 2011 BE... cracking cars .


    What is the cambelt interval for the 2.0l tdi??

    I believe 4 years 60k miles whichever sooner VAG change their advice so ask a dealer who knows.

    Does the rear diff oil require changing and if so what are the intervals??

    I'm sure on that one. The Haldex system is 40,000 miles...

    Any othe advice or things to check?? Like don't fill it up with super unleaded lol

    Try the Black stuff. Any Black stuff works for us. 35 mpg + out of 2008 and 40mpg + on new one and the new CR engine is so quiet too.

    Just trying to make sure stuff is done so i don't get straight into servicing bills after buying it.

    Audi have an over 3 year old deal at moment , worth a look. Where are you living?
    I'm in west midlands south of Birmingham. Man 4yrs it used to be 6 and arn't things supposed to get better??

    Hmmmm got to see iif it's been done or talk about price then. £399 at the stealers was £275 in the recession!
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    Cambelt change is 5 years or 75,000 miles, whichever is sooner.

    Haldex (diff oil) is every 40,000 miles


    Regular maintenance < Maintaining your Audi < Owners area < Audi UK

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    Check out MidlandVW in Cannock.
    I got my cambelt and waterpump done for £310 a few months ago.
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    330d is the WRONG car. 320d with a remap isn't far off a 330d (at least on the e90 this is true). 335d is a different story all together, enough torque to pull the moon out of orbit. But as you all point out, it's better to just buy an Audi in the first place as BMW diesels are crap now. 1 series was the worst car we ever owned in terms of comfort, reliability and driving experience.
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    It's quick and it sounds bloody good.

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    Ok So car picked up today Man I'm chuffed! 200 miles o just ofer a quater of a tank! So the car:
    07 Akoya Silver 2.0 TDI 170 Quattro 45k
    Heated Dark/light grey leather
    Symphony with 6 disc
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    Rear sunblind
    Rs4 Alloys

    So first things first what version of vag com/vcds do i need? I have a "Dumb Interface cable" Will that work or will i also need a new cable.
    First on the shopping list S3 pedals and TT vents!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    If your not a million miles from the city which has a cathedral bombed then I can help
    Not at all, In a town with a very particular coloured ditch :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1inchpunch View Post
    BMW diesels are crap now.
    I 'd agree with that

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    BMWs are crap full stop

 

 

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