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Telling the difference between the 140 and 170 2.0 TDI

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Bugsy_27, May 5, 2009.

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    [May 5, 2011]
    Correct, that is wrong. :laugh:
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    ok, just seems odd that the 140 i test drove had 1 exhaust pipe and the 170 i bought had 2? ( hence why i believed him? )
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    Ah I think you're talking about a MY11 TDI 140. They do come with a single exhaust.
    Earlier models (2004-2009/2010) all came with twin exhausts though, apart from the 1.6.

    Here's a photo of an older 140 with twin exhausts:

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    Ah makes sense now, I didn't consider the reg lol

    Should know better than to trust a salesman

    Makes me wonder now if my S3 quattro really does have 2 engines , one for the front and one for the back?
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    For the last 6 years, I was under the impression that i had a 170 and to my surprise went to have a look in the boot for that sticker and did not like what I have found. It says 103Kw, on the registration paper it says 103Kw. But was told by the dealer when i bought it that it was 170.
    I bloody insured it as such not knowing that it was a 140.

    Is there any kind of way that i might prove the dealer sold it to me under false pretence?
    Why doesn't the registration paper say 140 or 170 instead of a stupid code?

    That explain the crappy looking exhaust.
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    6 years ago!?
    When did the 170 come out? After 2005, I think.

    Anyway, I reckon you'd have a hard time proving you were sold the wrong thing all that time ago, unless you have paperwork from the dealer stating your car is a 170.
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    Mine is a 54 reg but was registered in January 2005.
    I doubt it will have 170 written anywhere, unless you when you buy it, you know to look for that sticker.
    Which I didn't at the time.

    I am convinced the saleman sold it to me as such.
    The only joy might be that my insurance next year will be cheaper.
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    I would try a custom exhaust company to cut the single off & weld on a stainless steel twin pipe exit, shouldn't cost too much :friends:
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    [May 12, 2012]
    if you have a smart phone (android/iPhone) just download the My Car Check app, the free bit gives you the info you require by just typing the reg number in.
    Thats what i used when looking for a 170 Quattro to make sure i wasn't wasting my time traveling to view them.
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