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A3 Buying Advice

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Red-Eye, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. Red-Eye

    Red-Eye Member

    Aug 18, 2009
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    Hi there, I'm looking at getting a new car, hopfully an Audi A3 2.0TDi Quattro. I'm going to look at one tonight, what I would like to know are the potential problems of these cars/engines.

    I've read on internet about the oil pump drive shaft issue & the injector loom issues, dosn't make good reading but then you only take notice of the bad things in life, surley there are some bigger possitive points about these cars [​IMG]

    What are the quick things I can check for before parting with my cash & would you recommend an RAC/AA vehical inspection?

    Any advice would be good, Cheers.
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  3. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie
    VCDS Map User

    Jan 16, 2010
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    Get the vendor to provide you with a print out of the current diagnostic scan of the vehicle.

    That will identify any inherent problems with the vehicle. It should be a full print out showing each ecu and their corresponding details.

    Of course that will not be a totally comprehensive list but is a very good start.

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