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Buying a 2nd hand A3 1.8T 2001

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by bachamp, Nov 6, 2007.

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    [Nov 6, 2007]
    I have had a look around last weekend for an Audi A3 1.8 Turbo and have come across a 2001 model it has 102000 kms on the clock and it looks really good.

    There are a couple of problems but not major, first of all it has a dint on front right 1/4 panel, right at the bottom near the door, but they have agreed to fix that.
    Also it needs a major service.

    But apart form that it is all looking really good.

    Is there anythhing I should check with these cars?
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    [Nov 6, 2007]
    Bottom of the doors for rust, see the sticky at the top of the page.
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    It is a hard one to check as you have to take off the plastic bit.

    But no visible rust above it.

    Thanks,
    Anyothers
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    Clach A3 - 1.8Ts

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    Cam belt!!!
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    [Nov 7, 2007]
    I have some more ingformation about the car, and a few more questions.

    Build plate date: 10/200
    Compliance Plate date: 01/2001
    Engin code: AUM

    Sould this model be the face life model?

    Also should this car have the DIS?

    Also I have a list of Optional Extras Codes, does anyone know where I can find a list for what there are?

    Thanks
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    [Nov 10, 2007]
    I have found a decoder for the optionals, one is:
    9Q0 = without multi-function indicator/on-board computer

    Dam, does anyone know, if I got a DIS from the wreckers, or even the Enhanced DIS, could I put it in alright, are the wires there and it just needs to be pluged in, or are they not there are all?
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