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buying an s3 8p

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by turkish125, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. turkish125

    turkish125 New Member

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    Hi all
    New to this web site :sm4:
    Iam in the process of buying a 2007 s3 which has 58k on the clock has full audi history looks nice and getting a good deal on it i think! Apart from cam belt is there anything else i need to worry about with milage and costly service intervals? Any info would be greatly accepted.:icon_thumright:
    Thanks Stuart
     
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  3. Adam.

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    Make sure the haldex has been serviced iirc.
     
  4. jungleman

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    the only other thing is get them to make sure they have checked to see if the coilpacks on it are part of the recent recall
    apart from that you should be good
    oh and check the condition of the clutch, as with that amount of millage it could be on its last legs
     
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    Thanks guys also being a private sale would use/ bother with somthing like aa vehicle inspection quite expensive but thinking about peace of mind or does anyone know anyone cheaper live in essex and car is close buy!
     
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    ah its a private sale, depends how much they are, but would be worth it as they should be able to uncover any little hidden secrets, that way youll have a better idea of what your getting, gives you, if needed room to haggle over the price or walk away and save yourself a fortune down the line as these things arnt cheap to fix if they have problems!
     
  7. Boydie

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    As said, check coil packs - if the car has been recalled, the revision number should have a "D" at the end.

    Clutch - check for slippage.

    Have you vagcom or access to it? I would try get a hold of it and do a fault diagnosis on the car prior to any decision making.

    Knocking in steering while sitting at idle

    Juddering at idle - if it does, then flywheel is on way out.

    Cam belt would need done ASAP as the car is reaching 60k and 4 years old

    Haldex service

    Check that glove box lowers slowly and doesn't just drop down - would mean that mechanism is broken

    If it has an armrest, check the clasp as these are prone to breaking
     

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