1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

1.9tdi late 2003 avant sport 140k miles - things to budget for?

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by p1tse, May 28, 2011.

  1. p1tse
    Offline

    p1tse Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2005
    Messages:
    774
    Likes Received:
    22
    as an example what needs to be budgeted for and price?

    what do you think is a fair price?

    i'm thinking if i need to budget for say £x amount to maintain, should i look to put that amount in the price of car and look at lower mileage etc.
    #1
  2. quattrojames
    Online

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    Messages:
    13,888
    Likes Received:
    475
    If the cars all you want in every other respect I wouldn't let that mileage put you off. Being late 2003, does it have the S-Line style bodykit?

    The timing belt should be done every 80k, but most people prefer to do it every 60k so I'd budget £500 as a worst case for that and all ancillaries, although it won't cost you that much. Besides that there's not much beside the usual A4 issues to look out for without knowing the history of things like brakes and coolant. Springs and shocks if original 'may' be nearing the end of their useful life.

    What sort of history does it have?
    #2
  3. p1tse
    Offline

    p1tse Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2005
    Messages:
    774
    Likes Received:
    22
    Thanks. It has the s line styling
    Apparently it has full service history with recent cambelt, but don't think waterpump done.

    I was thinking maybe clutch, flywheel, springs, shocks, bushes, mounts etc. But never had to do this so unsure on costs
    #3
  4. C17LJR
    Offline

    C17LJR Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    513
    Likes Received:
    1
    Make sure you get the waterpump done ASAP.

    That's the weakest part of the whole timing gear, don't know why it's not part of the timing kit, it's only recommended. It's only 55 quid and no extra labour costs when being done the same time
    #4
  5. jbcalvin
    Offline

    jbcalvin Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    Messages:
    623
    Likes Received:
    15
    Suspension arms can be v.expensive, B6's have a multi link front suspension set up... £1500 in the last year... :banghead:

    Rear anti roll bars can go as well (the collars disintegrate after time), £150 for a RS4 version....
    #5
  6. 0094
    Offline

    0094 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2009
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    A friend of mine has an A4 Avant 1.9 tdi with over 200,000 miles on clock and other than shocks and a clutch it hasn't caused any problems.
    They are pretty solid cars.
    #6
  7. p1tse
    Offline

    p1tse Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2005
    Messages:
    774
    Likes Received:
    22
    Not meant to be sold already
    #7
  8. quattrojames
    Online

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    Messages:
    13,888
    Likes Received:
    475
    Plenty more fish in the sea! ;)
    #8
  9. simon.m
    Offline

    simon.m Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2009
    Messages:
    2,745
    Likes Received:
    6
    they do go fast mate
    #9
  10. C17LJR
    Offline

    C17LJR Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    513
    Likes Received:
    1
    Get a 2.5 :)
    #10
  11. simon.m
    Offline

    simon.m Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2009
    Messages:
    2,745
    Likes Received:
    6
    or buy mine ;-)
    #11
  12. paul20v
    Offline

    paul20v Audi fanatic

    Joined:
    May 24, 2009
    Messages:
    1,109
    Likes Received:
    2
    Bloody hell you were robbed on both counts .
    #12
  13. jbcalvin
    Offline

    jbcalvin Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    Messages:
    623
    Likes Received:
    15
    Paul...

    Wasn't robbed, I have replaced every single suspension arm on the car, along with 2 track rod ends, 2 CV joints, 4 CV gaitors and had a full 4 wheel alignment done, all by a specialist, most of the expense was the cost of the parts, I know the guy very well as we worked at Audi together for 3 years and with the amount of business he gets from me and other people I've referred to him it's not in his interest, he regularly does little bits and pieces like coding in sat navs for free and I can cal him for tech advice anytime I want.....

    The RS4 RARB cost also includes all the associated bolts/mounts/drop links etc.... the bar itself was only £59 + VAT from a dealer and I fitted it myself......
    Last edited: May 30, 2011
    #13

Share This Page