Morning Chaps, hope we are well.
As some of you are aware I posted a 'post' a few days back looking for advice on a second hand A4. I'd like thank everyone firstly for their contributions.
Well.. I went to look at another Audi A4 1.8T Sport last night. Its T Reg (1999) and has 105371 miles on the clock (after I got back from the test drive).
I have a few questions I'd like to put to you lot before the guy comes back to me with his answers.
1. There was a 'ticking' or 'clicking' noise (thats how best I can describe it) coming from the engine bay. This was when the car was stationary and idling, but would only happen when you took your foot off the accelerator. Not when you were revving.. Its quite a fast tick (or click) noise, but I couldnt pinpoint the exact location of the 'ticking'.
Does anyone have any ideas what that might be and/or if its serious?
2. Whats the approx cost (not going to an Audi dealership) of replacing the front brake discs and pads on the above Audi? There are ok, but will need doing in the next 3-6 months I imagine. Can anyone recommend a certain brand/make of disc/pad?
3. Lastly, the black plastic trim along the bottom of the drivers door (I believe is only on the 'Sport' model? I could be wrong...) is loose and wont go back into the plastic 'plugs' on the body work of the door so it is flush. The guy said it would cost around £75 to replace. Anyone have an experience of this?
Other than that, the car is in fantastic condition and the interior is very clean. The DIS works fine and no warning lights are showing (apart from when you turn the key of course).
Oh, one last thing. He has one key (with remote central locking) and one plastic key (without any buttons on it) with a little white picture of a key on it. I'm assuming this is the security key?
Look forward to your replies.
Here is a link to the car: http://tinyurl.com/gcxpg
Its the 3rd one down at £2995 marked "L M S Cars"