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Mileage versus Engine work done

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    Probably has been done to death this one....but am bored...hahaha

    Curious as to know what sort of mileage you have, versus work done over and above normal service ( belts, oil etc ). Extra points clearly go to highest miles still on original main bits without engines blowing up etc etc.

    Shall I start.... my 2.0t petrol FWD, BGB Engine currently on 219,800 kms = (136018 Miles ), still on original clutch, turbo, top end etc. Changed dv, pcv, thermostat, cam follower and that's about it.

    What you got?.....Make sure you comment what engine Model you have petrol, diesel engine model if known.

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    b8 18T 133k
    nothing done except belts tyres discs and pads
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    Still had original clutch at 100k, did the cambelt just to be sure at 88k, did the cam chain and tensioner at 95k as it was noisy. Coil packs at 77k, diverter at 80k. Other than tyres and brake pads, not really done much else serious in 3 years of ownership.
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    2005 2.0tdi ............

    A/C Compressor replaced at 45,000miles
    Front Discs replaced at 56,000 miles
    Oil Pump /Balance Shaft/Water pump and Timing belt Kit at 68,000 miles
    Turbo replaced at 88,000 miles
    EGR Valve replaced at 93,00 miles
    A/C Compressor replaced again at 95,000 miles
    Rear Discs replaced at 98,000 miles
    Original clutch and DMF still going at near the 100K mark.

    This is the most expensive Audi I have ever owned and I have been driving Audi for thirty years. Its also the first and last diesel I will have.
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    Jaysus, Paul that's a lot of bits Mate?!!.....am interested to see how the petrols compare to diesels .....clearly, there will be a few expensive reports from some am guessing.

    Interesting point that I also have been through two sets of discs since May 2012 myself....

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    Petrol for me next time as well.
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    I have 2.0T FSI FWD. Done 38k miles. I've done routine servicing, cambelt and tyres so far. That's it.
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    Ooops, missed one thing. DV was changed at the same time as Shark remap.
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    A4 3.0TDi
    • PAS pump replaced @ ~60k miles (under warranty).
    • NSF wheel bearing replaced @ ~60k miles (under warranty).
    • NSF wheel bearing + housing replaced @ ~75k miles.
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    [Nov 25, 2013]
    2007 (56) Avant 2.0T Quattro (Special Ed)

    109k
    Cambelt @ 83k
    PCV & Rocker Gasket @ 83k
    New Coils @ 83k - never had them done under warranty!? (free 6yrs later - happy days)
    New Clutch last thursday on 108k

    Very reliable and a great car :)

    Incredibly reliable cars (its had a few wheel bearings with the previous owner)
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    to add - i do oil and filter every 10k to be safe....
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    [Nov 25, 2013]
    2007 TDI 170 Quattro.

    4x Injectors + Loom
    DMF + Clutch
    Oilpump/Balance shaft
    EGR Cooler

    Pretty bad for a 64,000 mile car, all work was done by the previous owner though except the EGR cooler. To be honest it was the main reason I bought the car.
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    2008 B7 A4 2.0TDI 109K
    DMF
    Oil cooler
    Expansion bottle and system flush
    Cambelt
    Battery
    Oil level sensor
    Air flow meter
    Dealer serviced as per service schedules.
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    Me too every 10k - 12 km's for me...emotive subject on the Forum I know, but cheaper than a tank of gas.

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    10k miles is about 18-20 months for me. When should you change the oil if you are doing low mileage?
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    Sorry, forgot to qualify that. My mileage is A road + motorway, not short journeys. I'm aware if you are doing lots of stop start then a different regime might apply.
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    [Nov 25, 2013]
    2005 2.0tdi 92,000 miles

    injector recall 30,000 miles
    10k interval services
    cambelt, tensioners and water pump 85,000

    (Thats all the history of engine work i can find)

    still running strong, touch wood no issues yet

    i can see other things done but its all part numbers so not sure if anything else has been done
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    Matt what engine code are you running out of curiosity?

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    I would say annually gives someone a chance to look under the car as well.
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    I do 30k motorway miles a yr, but service every 10k, it makes such a difference, engine is smooth and starts/runs like a dream for mileage - amazed to see that the petrols appear to be more reliable than the diesels!
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    Its really just the 2.0tdi units which are the dogs. The 1.9tdi and the 3.0 tdi units are generally GREAT engines.
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    blb
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    [Nov 25, 2013]
    2007 2.0tdi 140
    158k

    serviced reguarly about every 15k
    new glow plugs @ 153k
    oil pump upgraded in the past
    multitronic gearbox oil changed at 75k

    thats all, eveything else all original and runs perfect.
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    Scotty, that's a very emotive question that. If your mileage is mostly motorway, than stop start city stuff, I personally wouldn't have it in my car more than 12 months max'. I would change mine every six month max, no matter what the milage was. Now I know I will get pelters for that from other Forum Members, but I have always done this without fail on most cars I have owned with turbos, diesel and petrol. I don't use VAG long life either just the best fully synth 5 40 ( am in Sweden remember ) my garage has at the time Castrol, Mobil etc...and change the filter always.
    Just can't imagine leaving oil in my engine for more than 12 months ( longlife or not )....and the cost of oil and filter change is less than a full tank of petrol. Not sure if it's psychological or not, but I always feel that car sounds and drives better with fresh juice in there.

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    Im probably repeating myself here!, but ive always said oil cheap engines expensive.
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    110k another DMF
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    [Dec 29, 2013]
    '06 A4 2.0tdi (BRE)
    around 138,000 miles
    Cam belt + Tensioners
    Water Pump
    Disks/Pads all round
    Oil level Sensor
    EGR Valve
    Clutch switch
    Tyres
    Rear ashtray cover!!
    Apart from a bit of a rough idle and kind of ticking noise whist idling the car runs like a dream, I love it and would never have any other car other than an audi again!
    I'm considering replacing clutch and flywheel, don't really need to but I do get quite a bad judder if I really floor it in 1st. If driven 'normally' it's fine.
    Totally agree with Molnboman, I regularly service the car (every 6k) changing ALL filters (Air, Fuel, Pollen, Oil) each time. Oil is the blood of the engine and the fresher/cleaner the oil, surely the better? For the price of an oil filter - £7, sump nut - £0.50, and 4L of oil - £29.99 (Castrol Edge from costco!) it's a very small price to pay to keep your engine a 'happy one'......IMO

    P.S. I've never changed the power steering fluid.... Should I? and what would be the symptoms of me needing to?
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    Ive never really bothered to do a whole oil change on any car pas system ive owned, but if using a vac tool to do the engine oil change its just as easy to stick the nozzle in the pas reservoir and empty it, refill with fresh atf.
    We change every other fluid at set intervals on the trucks but never the pas atf, but the filter is done every 2 years.
    Check the cars atf spec as some motors run some funny old stuff and it may not mix with std atf
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    Mine- 2009 A4 B8 Avant 2.0tfsi 211hp.

    43k new clutch and flywheel under warranty. Juddering when pulling away.
    53k rust repairs under warranty.
    65k more rust repairs under warranty.
    70k complete engine rebuild due to oil consumption parts replaced big end pistons rings etc. Also water pump and cam chain changed while this was carried out. Head is original along with the turbo. Costly to me but 70% covered by audi.

    Tyres brakes etc changed when required. I will run the car upto at least 100k and make a judgement on if it's worth keeping depending on further work required between now 77k and 100k. Great car slightly disappointed by big repairs encountered. Would like to say audi dealer has been fairly good with warranty issues when in and out of warranty.
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    Right, not all engine related.
    2005 3.2fsi 97k had 2.5 years:
    Oil every 6 months
    2 sets of spark plugs
    2 sets of tyres
    Front and rear discs and pads
    Brake hoses
    Both top chain tensioners
    Battery
    Cam adjustment valve
    Aux. belt
    Electric fan
    DMF and clutch
    Clutch switch
    Thermostat
    Temp sensor
    2 Coolant
    2 gearbox pinion bearings replaced along with gearbox seals
    2 gearbox oil
    Rear diff oil
    MAP sensor
    Coil packs
    Oil pump
    Driver adaptive xenon
    Both xenon bulbs
    Intakes removed and valves decarboned (gaskets and seals replaced)
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    If that had been a horse I would have shot it !
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    Lol, yeah. It's. Come very close several times
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