Hi all, My first post in the A4 B5 section as i've just bought this off ebay:
I'm usually on the A6 C5 section having owned and built my 1998 A6 1.9TDi over the last 6 years.
Anyway the A4 has a few issues, as far as i can tell the car is un modified, firstly the EGR is being deleted and the intake removed to be cleaned out as god knows what 180000 miles has done to it!
Also I'm told the following issue need fixing:
Front ABS sensor - seems simple enough tho never actually changed one
Turbo overboost - Having had this on my A6 and cleaning and replacing the turbo both ov which didn't need cleaning the vanes, was the N75 so hopefully is the N75 as i don't fancy removing the turbo.
Central locking not working - suspect pump, seen few on the bay, and a repair kit, it makes a noise but nothing happens
I also think the gear selector rod is loose as i got it stuck in reverse the other day so will investigate this, having helped do a clutch on my A6 the setup is similar so will check that.
Oh and the speedo and trip computer display is naffed, seems a common issue with the display, could this be linked to the speedo to?
I've not had a chance to go over the car properly, but having had my A6 with the same engine, i know them quite well.
Anyway anyone got any help for any of the issues, and any things to check atall that could save me time from experience would be much appreciated.