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Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by fasterdad, Aug 19, 2009.

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    Apologies first, I know it is normal protocol to read the FAQ's but I am looking at a 2004 AUDI A4 AVANT 1.8T 190 Quattro S Line in the morning. I know all the normal type of questions when buying I just wanted to know if there is anything I should check in particular. I will read through the site as fast as I can but all help is appreciated. Nice to join and hopefully I will be getting my Audi shortly.:thumbsup:
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    I'm not very familiar with the 1.8T engine, are you aware of the oil pick up issue? And their fondness for self destruction on the longlife service routine?

    Obviously cambelt and all ancillaries etc - not teaching you to suck eggs ...

    Good luck for tomorrow, let us know :thumbsup:
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    thanks quattrojames, can you enlighten me on the oil pick up and the self destruction bit. Got me worried now!!
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    It's not my field of expertise, I prefer timing belt failure lol

    But try THIS and THIS for starters.
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    Thanks for that, I think the message is change oil+filter between services for peace of mind. Any Idea how much a cambelt change is on the 1.8T?
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    Mine has just had it's 3rd variable service but I too change the oil and filter half way through.

    I think Stafford Audi do a cambelt change for £350. Check e-bay as they advertise on there.
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    Generally a good all round car. So long as it's had it's routine servicing donw, should be pretty safe...
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    im going to look at one this evening, i hope its not the same one lol.
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    ooh that one above is very very well priced, but its the wrong colour :(
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    Right colour for me bought it today from Adam, and a lovely example it is and a genuine bloke. Can't wait to get it know just waiting for private plate to go through.:hubbahubba: My first Audi.......
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    Ironicly, this evening at 6 i bought my first audi the same car in red with cream leather :D

    lovely cars mpg is a bit of a sting but dam the engine sounds nice compared to my last diesel.
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    adcooper Audi A6 C6 Avant 3.0tdi Le Mans S-Line

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    Not liking the panda at all!!!!!!!!!
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    Not for long I bet........:)
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    Cool Nutkin, we share the same Audi birthday......:icon_thumright:
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    Hehe :) although judging from your name i think you're older than me :p
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    Excellent news :friends:
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    nice one (two) guys!!

    get yer pics up ;)
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    Will do, but there are already some of mine as the previous owner (adcooper) has some posted!!!!:rockwoot:
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    Three for fasterdad!!

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    :applaus:........:hubbahubba: That's the one :icon_thumright: Cheers Adam.
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