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Thinking of a change

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by milli, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. milli
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    Hi guys, currently driving a s3 8l but im thinking of changing to a a3 sportback 2.0 tdi hopefully 170bhp. Are there any main things to look out for when looking at these?
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    mjr901 S3 Pollution Plus+ Edition

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    Hi buddy,


    -Turbo whine or siren noise

    - DPF issues are very common (gut them, map it out)

    - Clutches are like butter

    -ESP light occasionally.

    Good cars, but if they do go wrong, be prepared, they are expensive If your not the sort of person 'in the know'/in the trade!
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    sliced Drive safe, stay alive.

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    check for idle judders, some pd170 needed injectors recalled,
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    dpf
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    Its important to note that if there is an outstanding recall on the car you may buy, but it runs sweet, DO NOT have them changed.

    So many people out there who had perfectly fine cars before the change, then WHAM!- bad idle/clatter. Ofcourse the dealers have there blinkers on, and act completely stupid.

    It worked well for some, not for others. Obviously if its noisy anyway, might aswell change them.

    'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'

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    It's exactly what I have - had mine since January this year and hasn't missed a beat!! :yes:
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    Dpf
    clutch
    injectors but can be done on recall
    Turbo is pretty strong on the 170pd
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    Bit over the top this.

    DPF issues are only common on higher mileage cars and when you do hardly any mileage.

    The 170 Turbo is fine also
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