Volks AutosChris Nott
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Reverse Gear

    Join Date
    Aug 2011

    A4 1.8T 190 S line 2004

    Hi I am looking at an audi A4 1.8T 190 S line saloon with 118,000 miles on the clock.

    Does anyone know of any common issues/problems/things to look for on these cars over 100,000 miles?

    Many thanks

  2. # ADS
    Join Date
  3. #2
    white.akita's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Join Date
    May 2008
    county durham
    google "1.8t sludge"
    2003 A4 2.5 TDI QUATTRO AVANT

  4. #3
    quattrojames's Avatar

    Join Date
    Mar 2008

    My Social Networking

    Follow quattrojames On Twitter Add quattrojames on Facebook
    As mentioned, a build up of engine sludge due to longlife servicing and the use of the wrong type of oils is the main issue with 1.8T's. "If" you buy it it's well worth you dropping the sump, and cleaning/replacing the oil pick up as plenty of engines have died through oil starvation with this. Then you'll know you've a good car which will last and last with the regular quality oil changes.

    Otherwise, check the coil pack and plenum chamber gromet recall has been done. Other issues are:
    1. Makes sure all doors lock/speakers work, wires break at the hinge point.
    2. Check the glovebox lid.
    3. Make sure the wipers aren't 'slow'.
    4. Aircon works and as you direct the flow it comes out of all selected vents.
    5. Make sure the engine undertray isn't missing or hung off.

    I'm sure there's more, none of the above should put you off, but forewarned is forearmed
    Ingolstance Read about my A6 HERE.

  5. #4
    docurley's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    UK, London, SE
    Turbo may have been shagged so cost that in.
    Look for full service history.
    Black Audi RS4 2006 Exclusive edition, Black optic option (stock for now)

  6. #5
    Pabs's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Check the clutch, if its slipping in high gears then your looking at £649 fitted at audi, also check that the timing belt and water pump have been done, should be done at 70k or every 5 yrs so yours should be due its second one, think these are about £350 at audi.

    As above check for sludge and regular oil changes i do mine either every 5k or 6mths which ever comes first and make sure the correct oil has been used. Everything else is just general wear and tear, brakes can be get a bit of a hammering especially if the engine has been remapped and if you can get hold of a vagcom lead or know someone who has one get the car scanned it might throw up some hidden faults.

    These are awesome cars and the best engine good luck with your purchase...
    A4 1.8T 190 S-Line, Stage 2 Shark Performance Map 230 BHP, Pipercross Panel Filter, Forge 007 DV, Blue Flame Performance Exhaust + High Flow Sports Cat, 8k HID Lights, 8k HID Fog Lights, LED Sidelights, LED Number Plate, Front + Rear Ambient Lighting, LED Interior Bulbs, Grooved Dimpled Disks, Ultimax Pads, RNS-E DVD, Tinted Windows, S4 Grill, Votex Rear Skirt, BOSE, Leather, Engine Covers, S4 Mirrors, RS4 Pedals, Gloss Black Wrapped Grills, 19" BBS LM's Summer, 19" RS6's Winter, Coilovers



Similar Threads

  1. 2004 Audi A4 Quattro S Line 1.8T 190
    By j033y in forum For Sale/Wanted - Audi Cars
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 26th July 2011, 09:37
  2. how much is my 2004 avant 190 Quattro sportsline worth
    By rog190quattro in forum A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 14th March 2011, 00:13
  3. OE Brake pads part numbers A4 190 Quattro Avant 2004
    By nozdog in forum A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 9th September 2010, 15:15
  4. Quote - 1.8t 190 avant (A4) 2004
    By 1.8JT in forum Awesome GTI
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 6th May 2008, 13:30

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