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A3 2.0 litre TFSI purchase

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by inw, Jan 2, 2014.

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    Advice please, considering the purchase of a 2008 A3 2.0 litre TFSI with 48,000 miles could anyone give any tips.
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    Thanks for that sliced but was thinking more about the glitches eg. fuel pump cam follower as mentioned in the other post and also heard this engine can burn more oil than the others - not too bothered about the oil but need to know what possible failures there could be on the horizon at 48,000 miles.
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    Hi mate, if you post a link of the car etc we can advise a bit better depending of specific spec/ engine code etc
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    Hi, don,t know the engine code yet but it is 08/58 A3 2.0 TFSI 3 door sport with 48,000 miles 1 owner (I don't even know if it is belt or chain) but having had my fingers burnt with a quatro V6 engine I am now very nervous about buying another Audi even though I have had 2 previous that were excellent.
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    ahh okay, make sure the belt/chain has been replaced as it due in terms of age. In terms of 48k probably due a major service, so factor that in.

    The newer ones, chain driven, have had cases of timing chain tensioners failing, might be worth reading up about.
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    Not again!! timing chains they were the problem with my V6. How can I find out when they went from belt to chain and would it be best to go for the earlier engine with the belt. Sorry to go on a bit but I am trying to do the research before purchase this time instead of after.
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    Might just be an american thing tbh, but i did research it a bit before buying my a3. It was mainly a problem for mk6 gti's though, but did affect a3's.

    2.0T TSI Timing Chain Failure - RS WORX Tri-State's Premier European Repair & Performance Facility : RS WORX Tri-State's Premier European Repair & Performance Facility
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    Hi fellas, I found the following on Pistonheads a couple of months ago! it suggests that these cars have belts, not chains....



    Even if it's not all 100% true for later models (September '08 on), it's certainly useful for consideration and further research. Think I read somewhere that some engine have both a Belt & Chain - but I'm not sure if that was for my wife's Polo which I had renewed in November?!? :)

    HTH.

    P.S: link to the original on PH, it's the 5th post down.
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    Thanks for the help fellas, I will carry on with the research but it's a bit of a minefield - sometimes with conflicting info.
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