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How Do You Tell The Difference Between a 140 and 170?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by kaz219, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. kaz219

    kaz219 Active Member
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    Hi there.

    As above, how would you tell the difference between the two.

    The car is an 2004 Audi A3 2.0 TDI S-Line DSG.

    Cheers
     
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  3. markwiggy

    markwiggy Third Gear

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    Will be a 140 as the 170 only came out within the last 12months as far as I am aware.

    Mark
     
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    The 170 was first available in the UK in October 2006.
     
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    The exhaust on the 170 also comes straight out rather than the tailpipes facing down... someone correct me if I'm wrong though...
     
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    as others have said, the 170 has only been out for 18 months or so, also the 140 doesnt have a DPF - the one you're looking at is a 140
     
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    plus oil cap is over to the left on 170 and in centre on 140
     
  9. markwiggy

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    I would say it is not a 170 for sure, maybe it has been chipped and the owner is trying to pass it off as a 170, Mmm strange or maybe a genuine mistake.

    Mark
     
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    Cheers.

    Thanks for all your info lads :icon_thumright:

    Really Appreciate it
     
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    This is correct - straight out with stainless/chrome ends.
     
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    That should be a 140 if its not remapped
     
  13. RobinA3

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    Don't the newer 140's now have the same exhaust tail pipes as the 170's?

    i am pretty sure they do.
     
  14. MarcQuinlivan

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    Do they have different coloured TDI lettering like the golfs? Is it a case that the more red letters in TDI the more power? Red I, Red DI, Red TDI?

    What about the gearboxes? 5 speed, 6 speed?
     
  15. RobinA3

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    Nad they don't have the red badges like the Golf, also all 140's came with 6 speeders, only the 1.9 came with the 5 speeder.
     
  16. MarcQuinlivan

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    Did a lookup on one of those registration lookup sites:

    Make: AUDI
    Model: A3
    Description: SPORT TDI AUTO
    Engine Capacity(cc): 1968
    Year Manufactured: 2004
    CO2 Emissions (g/Km): 150

    What extra information does that give us?

    I've found a 140 on ebay with 150 carbons too. (http://cgi.ebay.nl/2004-AUDI-A3-DIE...52152538QQihZ004QQcategoryZ9835QQcmdZViewItem)

    Looks like it is a 140 (unless it has been chipped) and he's trying to pass it off as higher.
     
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    If you can look at the service book or the sticker under the flooring in the luggage area it will show the output as the first item on the fourth line - 125KW it's a 170 and 103KW it's a 140. Also at the beginning of the next line down will be a three letter engine code. Tell us that code and we will be able to to tell for for certain which type of engine it is.
     

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