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buying a 05 tdi avant

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by gas-man, Jun 6, 2012.

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    [Jun 6, 2012]
    hi eyeryone i,m a newby just joined this forum (looks great)
    not had time to fill my profile yet

    but i,m under a bit of pressure as i,m about to buy a 05 plate tdi
    the guy as give me the car for a day or so to give it a try
    now what i,ve found is that the airbag light is on and when the car is ideling i get a bit of a judder
    apart from this the car is mint with full audi service history and any work that has been done was done at audi
    but not seen any paperwork as yet
    are these to thing that are wrong anything to worry about oh and the car is on 106,000 mil;es

    any guildance i would be grateful
    cheers Derek
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    the air bag light might be a simple reset or the connectors under the seat been knocked, the judder could well be the dual mass flywheel so that could end up a £700-850 by the time you fitted new clutch etc, and the other thing is if its a 2.0tdi the oil pump balancer shaft are common to fail ??? the quesytion is has it been renewed as this job can be very expensive if it fails especially whilst driving...
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    [Jun 6, 2012]
    ^^^^what he said^^^^
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    thanks guys something to be concerned about then should i take it to audi can they tell and advise?

    if i was to buy the car and the oil pump balance shaft has not been done should i get it done streight away?

    anyone got an idea how much for this job?

    he told me the cambelt has been done and he said anything that needed doing on the car it went to audi

    thing is this car is great and i dont want to let it go as everything else is mint
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    If its not noisy then chances are you will be ok. But if it does go whilst driving like some have......new turbo, engine +fitting. Not trying to scare you but I would get it thoroughly checked over before handing the cash over. Even if you catch it early and it doesn't stop on you, you could be looking at a bill of 1-1.5k. Expensive times
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