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Highest Mileage A4 B5?

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    Hey guys, just wondering what the highest mileage b5 is out there! I think I have the record for the original engine and trans. I'm sitting at 430,505 as of yesterday? Anyone higher then that?
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    [Aug 26, 2014]
    I have 215,873 on mine with the 2.8 V6...
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    Nice nice, any major repairs?
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    Yes screwed the gearbox 2 years ago... so had another fitted... but engine (touch wood) has been a dream.... anything else has been either service or MOT stuff.. hope this year will be kind to me...lol... just had front lower control arms to do last time,,

    DH...
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    Thats impressive! What engine is it?
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    my old FWD 1.9TDI had 225k on it when I broke it. mechanical it was spot on and the engines still in the garage.
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    2.8 V6 judging by previous posts. 430k miles is black cab territory. Makes my 162k miles look like a walk in the park!
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    175,300 as of yesterday. Original engine, box, clutch and turbo. 100,000 with me and a remap, several track days. Not the highest mileage but she's been made to work for her keep
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    yes mines a 99.5 2.8 v6 quattro. Just hit 431,000 today. Engine still runs mint, but exhaust is getting loud, and transmission is starting to act up a lil. For instance ill stop at a light, get ready to go and 20% of the time ill hit gas and rpm raises to 2500rpm then drops into first and goes. Its weird but its been like this for two months and no engine lights!
    Also heres a pic of her

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    here she is!
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    [Aug 27, 2014]
    242390 on my 2000 a6 2.7 running strong..
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    [Aug 27, 2014]
    Didn't realise you were in Ontario, Canada, Proctor. Your mileage, I take it this is in kilometres not miles? If so that's 267k miles. Still impressive.

    The headlights look like they're suffering from hazing which is easily fixed with polishing compound, etc.
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    Yes im going to get them polished, does anyone have a link to top off or drain and fill auto tranny fluid? It seems to lag and act weird now like its low on fluid
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    My 1999 S4 is on 200,000
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    [Aug 30, 2014]
    226,567 or along those lines here

    Audi B5 1.9TDi Quattro Avant
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    I'm on 292,874 1.9TDi AJM Avant
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    Wow! You got me beat haha! Or is that kms B5Nut
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    not an Audi but my old 110bhp Passat had 300k on it when I sold it still with its original engine.
    It went away and got used for 2 years as a private hire for airport runs. when she retired from service it had just shy of 500k on it.
    its still in daily use now with a private plate on it but is just used as a work horse

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    I still regret selling it to buy a 2003 Skoda Octavia
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    The best luck I ever had was my 1989 Mercedes Benz 300te estate wagon when I got rid of it it was still running mint and had 520,000+ on it!
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    No that miles, and still on the original engine & gearbox
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    Wow that's pretty impressive! Original clutch?
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    Not sure, I've done around 100K in the car and I've not changed it.
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    [Sep 21, 2014]
    170k on my 1.8T, still the same everything but timing chain is trying to escape when it's warm
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    hmm, so my 139,000 miles in a 1999 2.5tdi isn't high lol
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    Mine has 173,215 miles 1.8T sport AEB engine, never had major engine work,
    never broke down, use every day to work and some weekend trips.
    Use only good oil, but now use 10w 40 semi syn, used to use fully syn, but its getting a bit old now like me.
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    Why would you put poorer oil in when it gets old?

    Stick to 5w40 fully synthetic. It deals better with the heat from the turbo.
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    Hi, I changed to Semi syn as I found seemed to have more oil leaks with fully syn oil.
    I am still loosing or burning oil, topping up more often now. car runs fine, but not sure where the oil goes.
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    5w40 is exactly the same thickness when hot as 10w40. Neither oil will leak more readily than the other.

    Its likely just burning it, i change my oil every 5k and its usually right down on the minimum, or already had a small top up, by the time its needing changed again.
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    I will monitor it more closely, but topping up more between oil changes, and oil gets blacker than it used to.
    still think I have a leak under the inlet manifold, maybe oil cooler to block, or breather system.
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