JMB RetrofitsSky Insurance
Results 1 to 7 of 7
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By quattrojames

Thread: What problems with A4 1.8t Sline?

  1. #1
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    11

    What problems with A4 1.8t Sline?

    Hello,

    I'm looking at purchasing an Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Sline in the new year. I was hoping members with the same car could share what problems they have incurred during their ownership and what costs due to these problems.

    Thanks
    Ross

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    BahnStormer77's Avatar
    BahnStormer

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    2,582
    I think there was a coil-pack recall on all of these. Check it's been done.

    Check the drivetrain for shuddering - can indicate problems on the quattro - never seen it myself, but I think there's something to do with when you pull off / put it in reverse and declutch.... mine is as smooth as anything and it's an early (2001) quattro.

    There's a few general issues that some people have water-logged battery bay causing footwell flooding. I'm sure peopel will share a few stories on here, but most are very fixable - those 1.8T engines are pretty much bullet proof, but the clutch may have taken some wear if it's been remapped + carelessly driven.

    Check the cam service history: originally it was quoted as 40k/5yrs, I think the revised timelines from Audi are every 75k/5yrs... so normally every 5yrs. That's £500 from Audi since it's a 4-cylinder engine (>50% for 50% more cylinders!).
    LostBok/BahnStormer77
    A6 (C7) Avant 3.0TFSI, DSG, rain and light sensor pack, LED headlight pack, MMI touch, SDS high, AMI, 360deg sensors + auto-park, Dunlop SP Winter Sports / Pirelli P Zero's.

  4. #3
    quattrojames's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    13,856

    My Social Networking

    Follow quattrojames On Twitter Add quattrojames on Facebook
    This was discussed quite recently:

    A4 1.8T 190 S line 2004

    Here's a few threads to make sure you buy a real one!

    sport/s-line

    SPORT V S LINE
    rossk26 likes this.
    Ingolstance Read about my A6 HERE.

  5. #4
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by quattrojames View Post
    This was discussed quite recently:

    A4 1.8T 190 S line 2004

    Here's a few threads to make sure you buy a real one!

    sport/s-line

    SPORT V S LINE
    Thanks

  6. #5
    CMD
    CMD's Avatar
    Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    S. Wales
    Posts
    3,021
    I have had mine since Late 2008 and have had only coilpack problem's. Audi sorted this out for FREeee as all 1.8T's were recalled.. Service every 6 months, do NOT have or go for long life srvice plan..
    AUDI A4 190T S-LINE.


    WWW.PR-DETAILING.CO.UK CERTIFIED DETAILERS

  7. #6
    AU01 A4's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Huddersfield
    Posts
    211
    look out for sludge if it been on the long life service plan, as with any vw/ audi 1.8t
    Audi A4 1.8T quattro S Line Avant

  8. #7
    Stu!!!'s Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Cardiff
    Posts
    60
    Mechanically, mine's been solid since buying it in Feb this year ... but have had a few niggles :

    Airbag light appeared on the dash after moving the seat, apparently the connectors can be sensitive - Ive since had this cut and soldered to avoid any future issues.

    Temp Sensor failed - no temp reading on gauge - didnt affect performance tho

    ABS / ESP light on dash - this was due to 2 blown bulbs on the brake lights, which I didnt know about at the time.

    Tempramental indicator stalk - liked to indicate left occasionally when asking for right lol - replaceded the stalk and works great now.

    The above sounds like a lot, but really they were minor niggles, and pretty cheap to rectify, tho I used a specialist for all the work, who are fantastic btw.

    I love the 1.8T tho, its a great engine

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Audi A4 B7 2.0 TDI PROBLEMS PROBLEMS PROBLEMS.... HELP!!!!
    By raffhussain in forum Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)
    Replies: 80
    Last Post: 8th May 2014, 01:42
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 23rd November 2011, 16:53
  3. 2004 Sline Non Sline differences....
    By mikehturbo in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 16th May 2011, 22:08
  4. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 13th February 2011, 20:44
  5. Big Problems, Help Needed, Auto problems
    By GlennMr2 in forum A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 4th September 2010, 14:48

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