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too many miles????

georgegbe Apr 19, 2014

  1. georgegbe

    georgegbe New Member

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    Okay I've bought 1997 a3 1.8t with 163k miles on it

    It has a bit of history the car runs well it's just had a full service

    Would you mod the engine or do you think it's past it?

    I mean deca,t remap, air filter that sort of stuff?
     
  2. Gazwould

    Gazwould Well-Known Member

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    You wouldn't of bought the car if you thought the engine was past it .
     
  3. georgegbe

    georgegbe New Member

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    Good point but then I never bought it to tune untill I started reading a few threads on here and I'm amazed by the power people are getting!
     
  4. jamieA3

    jamieA3 Member

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    I have personally seen a 1.8t with over 200k, running the normal bolt on mods. He used it as a daily driver until the cambelt snapped.

    So no the engine is not past it, you will just need to keep up with maintenance religiously ( we should anyway )

    Also, if some thing does break, the turbo for instance or a shock absorber. Just see it as a chance to upgrade that part. Takes some sting out of it.
     
  5. georgegbe

    georgegbe New Member

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    I like your way of thinking 😁

    Anyone suggest a good first engine mod?
     
  6. jamieA3

    jamieA3 Member

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    Remaps best bang for buck, but that will put extra stress on the engine. Best to get it scanned for faults first and make sure it running as it should.
     
  7. georgegbe

    georgegbe New Member

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    Okay thanks buddy 😊
     

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