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on my way to see a 2.0tdi any last minute tips...

cenci Apr 21, 2014

  1. cenci

    cenci Member

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    just travelling around m25 to go see an a3 2.0tdi sline sportback.

    had to travel as the good ones seem to be rare

    any last minute pointers for things to look out for on them
     
  2. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    I have a 2.0tdi. The only thing I have had to do to mine is replace the rear springs.
    Check the ride height at both sides, have a feel around the bottom of the rear spring, you usually find the bit in there. Apart from the normal things. Log book, VIN number being the same and service history that's about it. Go for a test drive check the brakes then drive with full lock to check the CV joints.
    Enjoy ;-)
     
  3. Ron burgundy

    Ron burgundy Active Member

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    Once in to 3rd gear hold the revs high and see if it goes in to limp mode.
     
  4. southylad

    southylad Active Member

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    Get it under load up a hill high ish gear that would put it in limp mode if the turbo vines are choked up
     
  5. cenci

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    Bought it! Just out of warranty so hopefully anything that was wrong with it would of been done. 12 months mot being put on my seller tommorrow.

    Only small marks on alloys which I will repair. Does anyone know the correct silver spray to use for the double 7 arm alloy from the sline?
     
  6. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Welcome to the TDI club.
     
  7. Ron burgundy

    Ron burgundy Active Member

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    Pics ? :D
     
  8. cenci

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    Yeah can't wait. Sold my mk6 golf gti to rejoin the a3 club. Looking forward to picking up tommorow.
     
  9. cenci

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  10. Marshy

    Marshy Settled in Audi RS3

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    Looks a nice clean car
    Make sure there's 2 keys with it as only 1 is in the pic
     
  11. Ron burgundy

    Ron burgundy Active Member

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    Looks nice , not far from me that place, had some nice motors there
     
  12. cenci

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    Yeah good condition. As mentioned above the only issue was the alloy scuffs but I've done them in the past without any problems just need to figure out the best spray to match.
     
  13. Westy

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    I used to live just down the road from Hoddesdon! Lovely looking motor.
     

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