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Just purchased a 2003 Audi A3 1.9 TDI Sport. What checks should I do?

nath-w Aug 17, 2013

  1. nath-w

    nath-w Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I have just purchased a 2003 audi a3 1.9 TDI sport. It has high mileage of 145K, but has had one owner from new and full service history, plus I have been told that majority of the miles are motorway miles. I am still slightly worried about the high mileage and am just wondering what checks I should do to ensure that the engine will still keep running smoothly for many more miles.

    Thanks
     
  2. NHN

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    Wrong section fella, this is 8V & you've bought an 8P.
     
  3. lgooch

    lgooch Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    May even be an 8L on this model year. I could be wrong tho
     
  4. NHN

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    Good point, although his sig shows an S3 8L so you'd think he'd know the difference, however please show us pic of car?
     
  5. lgooch

    lgooch Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    C'mon nath. Get some pics up lad. I am thinking of taking the plunge and getting rid of my very reliable 1.9 tdi 07 plate on 77k as I may need an avant for some extra room. However my budget of 10k means I need to avoid the dreaded 2.0 tdi BLB engines and means I am looking at high milers on newer models.

    The 1.9 engines are bomb proof in my opinion if they have been looked after. I have run a golf up to 100k from new and sold it a mate if mine who still has it. The wife's current a3 as said above has been faultless in the 3 years and 20k we have had it.

    I would have thought shocks and bushes would be getting pretty tired on yours by now and I would get them looked at if the handling feels a bit wallowy or creaks a bit.

    Get a cam belt on it if you don't know when it was last done and give it an oil and filter change. Other than this I would not worry if they are all motorway miles and it has been serviced regularly.

    Very reliable cars in my opinion
     
  6. nath-w

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    My previous car was the S3 in the pic, and I have not owned a car for the previous 3 years due to studying at Uni, so I have forgotten a lot of my knowledge and apologise for posting in wrong section. I have since reposted in the correct section.

    I will get some pics up soon :)
     
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  8. NHN

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    Thread needs moving, I'll get this done.
     

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