Well I bought my 1st Audi today, A4 Avant TDi (110). First impressions are really good, I've only ever owned VW's or BMW's and so far the Audi has been spot on! The car is on an S plate (1998) and came with a FSH and covered only 105k, which is low-ish for it's age. I bought the car with 12 months MOT & Tax, 2 new front tyres and serviced for £2020 all in, which I didn't think was to bad given how economical the 1.9 TDi engine is, got 55mpg+ on the 60 mile trip back home. The only issues I have with the car, which are tolerable, are the LCD displays on the radio, climate control and centre bezel, they are fragmented a little, I won a new climate control panel on eBay for £21 earlier today, bargain! Mechanically so far it has been a dream, the only thing is the bite point on the clutch is abnormally high, so I suspect that will need changing soon, found some reasonably priced clutches on eBay for around £90, so just labour to fit. Has anyone ever tried that DIY CD guide to repairing you centre bezel display, costs around £8 off eBay, I'm a little skeptical tbh, however, the alternative, having the display physically replaced is pricey!
Having sifted through the various threads within this section of the forum I have found some very good and useful info, in particular the face lift spec headlights. What part exactly to you need to 'cut' from the front wing to allow the unit to fit? I have scoped the loom conversion parts, just need to source a good condition set of FL headlights. Anyone selling?
Having owned loads of VW's past and present, lots of parts from various models are interchangeable, being my first Audi, what parts are interchangeable to upgrade standard equipment, for example, can a better OE head unit be fitted from say a well spec'd A6 from around the same year of manufacture?
It's no secret that AFN 110bhp engine isn't the most exhilarating to behold, however, it is very good on fuel a pulls well enough, that said, what mods would people recommend to relinquish a few more torques from the old girl? I've seen a decat, again, on eBay for around £70, has anyone else got one fitted or something similar? My initial plan was to fit a performance panel air filter i.e. K&N, decat and remap. I'd like it to have similar pace to the 130PD engine, I had a Bora and it was, I felt, the ideal balance between performance and economy. The Audi go's well enough, could do with just a little more. However saying that, I think it may go slightly better with a new clutch...?
Any feedback, opinions or comments will be greatly received as I'm still getting to terms with Audi ownership.
Here she is;