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Buying a new car. A little help please!

troopa Sep 3, 2012

  1. troopa

    troopa Member

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    So I've found a nice car And the seller says the clutch is heavy so will need replacing. How can I check this as I'm new to diesels?
    Also it has had new camshaft shells and pulleys as he states it was noisy. Does this sound right, what would cause that?
    Im going to view it so what should I look out for?
    Oh also it's the 1.9tdi 115 engine. Would that be pd engine? Is that a good engine to buy.thank you.
     
  2. Marrow

    Marrow Member

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    Clutch is expensive to fix budget at least 600+ othet bits i cant help with sorry !
    115 bhp in a b7 is going to be very very sluggish mate cant you find a decent 140 or 170 ?
     
  3. troopa

    troopa Member

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    To be honest im actually looking for a b but they're no where at the minute. not for under 5k anyway.
     
  4. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    What do you mean, "looking for a b"?

    What is a "b"?
     
  5. Paul B7

    Paul B7 Active Member

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    A "b" follows "a" and precedes a "c"
     
  6. pburv

    pburv Well-Known Member Team Glacier Gold Supporter Audi S3 quattro saloon DSG

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    A yellow and black stripy flying thingy?:moa:
     
  7. psd99

    psd99 Member

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    why deisel and not petrol engine?
     
  8. troopa

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    A "b6" sorry guys. Typo.
    Diesels seem to be cheaper to tax, insure and better mpg, unless you know otherwise?
     
  9. pburv

    pburv Well-Known Member Team Glacier Gold Supporter Audi S3 quattro saloon DSG

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    HI Troopa. Yes you are right they are cheaper to tax and do give better mpg,but unless you do more than 10000 miles a year you won,t get the financial benefit of a dieasel due to the higher fuel cost over petrol and also the higher premium diesels seem to have ..:yes:
     
  10. troopa

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    I do over that. 15,000 last year. plus the 1.9 tdi is cheaper on tax, I have looked at petrol ones but I'm going to hold out for the one I want as I would hate to regret the purchase.
     
  11. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    That sounds like a good plan. It's so easy to get lured into buying the first car you see, but the fact is, there are loads out there, and with patience, you will find exactly what you want. Good luck.
     

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