What to look out for when buying a used A3 Tdi SE
I have put a deposit on a 2004 A3 SE tdi, with only 49K on the clock and full audi service, six months warranty and is immaculate. I am testing driving it next week. (Car was having a new EGR valve fitted when I went to view it at the garage). I have read several posts regarding DMF, which has now got me twitchy. When I test drive it, what is the best way to check the Flywheel is not on its way out? Also is there any other known faults I should be looking for?
Thanks in advance for replies.
Re: What to look out for when buying a used A3 Tdi SE
Make sure everything electrical works. Knocks etc on test, smoke, usual stuff.
DMF, look out for a faint judder at idle, almost like a slight misfire, or hunting revs.
They aren't the end of the world, but not cheap either.
Check the warranty. Carefully. Many aren't worth the paper they come on.
Egr, and throttle flap are reasonably common. But it's had an Egr so.