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    How Do You Tell The Difference Between a 140 and 170?

    Hi there.

    As above, how would you tell the difference between the two.

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    Will be a 140 as the 170 only came out within the last 12months as far as I am aware.

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    The 170 was first available in the UK in October 2006.
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    The exhaust on the 170 also comes straight out rather than the tailpipes facing down... someone correct me if I'm wrong though...
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    as others have said, the 170 has only been out for 18 months or so, also the 140 doesnt have a DPF - the one you're looking at is a 140

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    It's this one i was looking at...

    http://search.autotrader.co.uk/es-uk...r=&max_mileage=

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    plus oil cap is over to the left on 170 and in centre on 140

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaz219 View Post
    It's this one i was looking at...

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    I would say it is not a 170 for sure, maybe it has been chipped and the owner is trying to pass it off as a 170, Mmm strange or maybe a genuine mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markwiggy View Post
    I would say it is not a 170 for sure, maybe it has been chipped and the owner is trying to pass it off as a 170, Mmm strange or maybe a genuine mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdre83 View Post
    The exhaust on the 170 also comes straight out rather than the tailpipes facing down... someone correct me if I'm wrong though...
    This is correct - straight out with stainless/chrome ends.
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    That should be a 140 if its not remapped
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markm49 View Post
    This is correct - straight out with stainless/chrome ends.
    Don't the newer 140's now have the same exhaust tail pipes as the 170's?

    i am pretty sure they do.

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    Do they have different coloured TDI lettering like the golfs? Is it a case that the more red letters in TDI the more power? Red I, Red DI, Red TDI?

    What about the gearboxes? 5 speed, 6 speed?

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    Nad they don't have the red badges like the Golf, also all 140's came with 6 speeders, only the 1.9 came with the 5 speeder.

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    Did a lookup on one of those registration lookup sites:

    Make: AUDI
    Model: A3
    Description: SPORT TDI AUTO
    Engine Capacity(cc): 1968
    Year Manufactured: 2004
    CO2 Emissions (g/Km): 150

    What extra information does that give us?

    I've found a 140 on ebay with 150 carbons too. (http://cgi.ebay.nl/2004-AUDI-A3-DIES...QQcmdZViewItem)

    Looks like it is a 140 (unless it has been chipped) and he's trying to pass it off as higher.

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    If you can look at the service book or the sticker under the flooring in the luggage area it will show the output as the first item on the fourth line - 125KW it's a 170 and 103KW it's a 140. Also at the beginning of the next line down will be a three letter engine code. Tell us that code and we will be able to to tell for for certain which type of engine it is.
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