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Buying a 170 tdi 2007

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by aterro, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. aterro

    aterro S3 YO

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    Looking at buying a 170bhp tdi a3 2007 model.

    Basically, is there any tips on what to look out for when looking at this model?

    Eg dpf condition? Checking it? How to do so?

    or anything that would be beneficial for me to know?

    or to check?

    regards!
     
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  3. T3nnant

    T3nnant Active Member

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    Check service history for injector recall
    if it hasn't had it done ask the dealer for more info on it for that car

    ask fro dpf you cant really check it.. But mileage would be and indicator as if it needs done
     
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    DarkBunny Active Member
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    Sorry to hijack... Can't seem to find the recall on the VOSA website. Can you give me anymore details on that?
     
  5. T3nnant

    T3nnant Active Member

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    Im not 100% sure if it was all 170 bhp models, but my a4 2.0 tdi 170 had an injector recall and im pretty sure iv read a few people with a3 170's have had it too.

    someone will be able to give more info on it on here no doubt.
     
  6. aterro

    aterro S3 YO

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    The one I'm looking at Thursday has had a injector recall in 2012 :)
    A audi dealer will be able to tell you!
     
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    second that - the dealer will be able to tell you all of this. would recommend once you get the car getting the car possibly smoke tested as its common for the inlet manifolds to go on them (as mine had and had been since i bought the car)

    good luck
     
  8. C6 DRN

    C6 DRN living the dream

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    If you don't do frequent long journeys i wouldn't bother with a DPF fitted car...
     
  9. RobbieWebs

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    Why? Surely he is wanting it for economy and a bit of torque driving out the road :)


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    C6 DRN living the dream

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    My understanding of the main problems with dpf's is that they are not getting a decent run and therefore clogging up.... Maybe not though.
     
  11. Sidhu88

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    Dpf removal with anything between stage 0-2 map is the simple solution to that. As for checking dpf, if its an audi dealer get them to bring out the diagnostics and show u soot levels of the car ur actually interested in. Get a warranty if u can too. If its not a dealer find a local vcds user because they can check it too under one of the measuring blocks
     
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    Iv read that as well but I'm sure nothing a wee jaunt out the road won't sort out ;)
    Not had any probs with mine ... Touch wood.
    The mrs does mostly town driving and a 40 mile run to asda once a fortnight when I'm away for a month with no light coming on.
    Saying that when I'm home I do a few long journey runs :)



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    Maybe better running the dpf until it fails then removing it then :)


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  14. T3nnant

    T3nnant Active Member

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    its 110% worth getting dpf removed and car remapped. makes a huge difference. totally different car to drive
     
  15. aterro

    aterro S3 YO

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    eveb though its a possibility that mot regulations could change, then you will require a new dpf and map? Lol

    have you got the dsg upgrade( software)
     

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