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2.0tdi s-line common problems?

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by camscockle20vT, Jan 14, 2012.

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    camscockle20vT The stigs ugly brother

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    [Jan 14, 2012]
    Hi all

    Im a local on the old 8l section, and i have a friend that is going to buy a 2006/2007 A4 tdi s-line, and wondering if there are some tell tail signs to watch out for when viewing a few, i know the injectors are a problem, is the cambelt change a PITA? And is the gearbox reliable at 100k miles? Thanks and likes for any help also :)
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    [Jan 15, 2012]
    Injectors only a problem on the 170pd, not on the 140. But you knew that :)
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    I've had mine since 2007 and i have not changed anything at all yet :D i love the car really :D
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    No i didnt, thanks for the heads up ;)
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    Good going then dude, iv had my 1.8t just over a year and lets leave it at that lol
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    Also... multitronic seems to cause problems (not sure if the s-line spec was available with it though). I would've thought a manual gearbox of that vintage / miles should be fine, seeing as it'll have spent most of its life on the motorway. 4 cylinder cambelt change simpler and cheaper than 6, AFAIK, so the 2.0 among the cheaper engines to sort. Early 2.0 140 engines have had oil pump drive issues (see the thread near the top of the page for this) - the later ones are supposed to be better, but I'm not sure when the change from chain to gear drive was made. Injector issues on 170pd engine no longer really an issue because Audi will sort FOC. The 170's noticeably pokier and revs freely but is quite thirsty - it's not what most people would consider an economical engine to run. The 140 may be a better compromise if you're not bothered about outright grunt.

    HTH!
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    had my 57 plate 20 tdi s-line(140) for 8 months, had a fair few bits need replacing but I did get it a 90k. each one was causing a problem, the list is as follows.

    vacuum pipe(ramdomly go into limp mode)
    turbo pipe(boot it hard to 4.k revs it would go into limp mode)
    egr valve(jerky setting off)
    oil level sensor(oil light would come on)

    the worst issue I had was the coolant light come on, it appeared that the oil cooler bust throwing oil into the coolant. this cost me a new thermostat, coolant bottle, oil coolant and a good flush through.

    its never driven better since, tons of torque and power, i wouldnt change it for anything.
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    [Jan 19, 2012]
    I have had my 140 08 B7 avant 2.0tdi auto for just over three years, 6 months old when I got it with 6200 on the clock, now showing 77500. Had the same issue with the oil cooler going bang which Audi watery Lane sorted as a courtesy. The DMF was replaced around 3k miles ago. The flap motor went in the aircon and was replaced. Also had the oil level sensor go which caused the low oil light to come on, turned out to be a broken wire though. The catch on the armrest has broke, many many miles ago.
    Cambelt changed and gearbox oil changed at when it should be, also had the brake fluid changed but will need doing again soon as the car is nearly four years old. Fuel filter also needs to be changed soon as its nearly 80k. Third set of tyres on the front, second set on the rear. A good 90% of the miles are motorway 65 / 75mph, I don't drive fast as the car is so nice to drive you never want to arrive.
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    Hi all

    Thanks for all the replys. So i take it that the moral of the story is these are good engines, and if its made it to 100k then its probly had most of the common stuff sorted by then. My freind is buying one this weekend so ill post pics up when hes got it. Looking for a red, black or nagro blue sline 2.0tdi and got about 7k to spend.
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    hi,
    I have a 2006 2.0 TDI 140 (remapped to 180bhp, ish) Sline. I bought i 2.5 years ago with 68k and it ticked over 127k today on the way home from work.
    Things i have had to replace:
    Heater Matrix (broke, and even audi themselves were shocked as they said it was very rare) £750
    Cam Belt & water pump, but this is just general maintenance.

    Thats it, apart from regular services etc.

    The only other issue i have at the moment is that mine wonders when driving, but my mechanic has informed me that its down to the shocks (being knackured). So i'll be replacing them next month to solve this issue.

    hope this helps.
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    Hi all

    Wev only gone and bought an 05 plate audi a4 2.0tdi sline for a steal :) its not the colour my mate was lookin for but for the money hes paid it was worth the comprimise. Heres a pic but my mate is joining asn soon so ill leav the full write up to him lol thanks again for all the help and opinions, you A4 guys aint that bad lol ;) [​IMG]
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