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    thinking of getting a a4 quattro

    ive got a 2.6 v6 a4 b5 and love it but want to upgrade to the 2.8 quattro is there anything i should be looking out for any comman problems that sort of thing

    thanks in advance

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    check the steering!!pas racks are very expensive to replace400+ ! even down to the type of fluid used.replacing the cam belt is a big job and costly.my 2.8q has done 175k and apart from a slightly poor idle,it runs like its done 75k.go for one with a good history,
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    I would think your better going for the 1.8t quattro.

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    2.8q is a nice relaxing drive where the torque does the talkin - the 1.8t run well but imo only when ur giving it any my last one struggled up hills when plodding along lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian52 View Post
    I would think your better going for the 1.8t quattro.
    i'v always had a v6 over turbo just like the pure grunt of a v6 iv had turbo's before and feel you have to give it some beans to get the best out of it

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    Agreed. Most of the older turbo'd cars are sluggish off boost....

    My advice would be to buy one with a FSH inc the FULL cambelt service. Obvious checks aside...... Check for smoke from the rocker covers. Listen for knocking at slow speeds over bumps. Check for a lumpy idle. Look in the history for evidence of regular oil changes (every 5k). Remember that regardless of mileage the cambelt and all associated parts need to be done every 5 years max due to belt degrading/weathering. Try your best to find a facelift one! Oh, and ref the quattro system listen for whining from the diff on the testdrive and a banging sound under hard changes/acceleration. Those are the main points in my experience, but hey every car is different and comes with its own unique lottery ticket!
    !!BINGO BONGO!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daz616 View Post
    i'v always had a v6 over turbo just like the pure grunt of a v6 iv had turbo's before and feel you have to give it some beans to get the best out of it
    What about an v6 tdi quattro ? You can have the best of best worlds: v6 noise and torque but with diesel ecconomy- ok is not as good as a 4 pot tdi but it will average 40Mpg+ on a long run and the torque is much more than the 2.8 can muster. 130-140 Mph top speed and a 6 speed gearbox as standard... by the way, my soupped-up v6 tdi quattro is for sale ! It will be slightly de-tuned to about 200Bhp as the big turbo goes towards my new toy...
    FOR SALE:
    -Golf mk 5/audi a3 1.6 FSI fuel pump, brand new genuine part boxed + seals
    -audi a3 (1998 to 2003) genuine clutch slave cylinder to fit 1.6 engines BRAND NEW
    -Rear bush press tool to fit new rear axle bushes on Golf Mk3/4, Audi a3/S3, Seat Leon/Toledo, Skoda Octavia mk 1/2 used once

 

 

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