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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Sky_Walker, Feb 22, 2013.

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    [Feb 22, 2013]
    Hi,

    Im new to this site, i am looking at changing my current car to an A3 and just after a few answers, i apologise if these have been asked several times before. I am looking at either a 140 or 170 tdi hopefully quattro but not that bothered but the the ones have been looking at have high milage 70,000+, what things should i be looking out for on these cars? What are these engines like for tuning as at some point i will want to make it a bit more fun.

    Thanks a lot Sean
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    Thanks a lot Sandra, ill have a read. Im from Birmingham.
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    For local meets click the link below Sean. :) x


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    [Feb 22, 2013]
    140 = turbo failure - siren noise. (sticking veins) Test by alot of thrashing, see if it goes into limp mode because of 'overboost' issues.

    170=DPF disruption-lights on instrument cluster remove as soon as it does.

    Quattro editions, 40k haldex service.

    Otherwise, kick the tyres.
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    Thanks a lot, ill more than likely go for the 170,I've learnt about the dpf problem after you mentioned it. How do these cars feel with Hugh mileage on?
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    [Feb 24, 2013]
    70k is NOT high mileage for a diesel, as long as it has been serviced/looked after correctly then you should be fine, have seen examples of these cars with over 200k on the clock
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