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What milege does your S3 have,

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by rickparmar, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. rickparmar

    rickparmar va va voom

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    High milege S3s are cheap, around 80k

    is that bad
     
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    Aslong as they are'nt to cheap i've done 75k
     
  4. mattyboy199

    mattyboy199 Active Member

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    mines a jan 2002 with jus under 28k
     
  5. Ryanc

    Ryanc Active Member

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    1999 48k
     
  6. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost!
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    1999 51K
     
  7. pwnorman

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    Forgot aug 02
     
  8. god_thats_quick

    god_thats_quick Numptie of the highest order

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    mines early 2000 with 75k and a new engine 12k ago. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  9. Ryanc

    Ryanc Active Member

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    so what did you kill your engine?
     
  10. rickparmar

    rickparmar va va voom

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    not not killed my engine,

    its just that i can get insured on a S3 now

    1.6 /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gif me off,

    i want 1.8T but its expensive in grey (i want the same colour)

    insurance from 1.8t to S3 is not much, but i wouldnt mind a silver or ming blue S3

    but it would be pre facelift, still got a while to go before i get one
     
  11. silver75

    silver75 Big Ron

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    sept 2002 28k
     
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    March 2001 62k
     
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    jan 03 21k
     
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    Jan 2002, 62k miles,
     
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    March 02 71k
     
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    Feb 01 29k /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  17. god_thats_quick

    god_thats_quick Numptie of the highest order

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    [ QUOTE ]
    so what did you kill your engine?

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    I didn't do anything, very long story but ended up needing a new short engine, reconditioned head, turbo and everything that goes with that... oh and a £7,000 bill from those chaps you don't really like!
     
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    May 2002, 38000 miles now.
     
  19. Ryanc

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    i worded that wrongly,what killed your engine?did you drop a valve?

    you didn't actually pay 7k ,was it under warranty?
     
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    2002 42k
     
  22. SanityClause

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    1999 V plate at 79k miles. Apart from the odd "common" problem like fuel tank senders which was fixed under warranty the car is as tight as ever.
     
  23. god_thats_quick

    god_thats_quick Numptie of the highest order

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    i worded that wrongly,what killed your engine?did you drop a valve?

    you didn't actually pay 7k ,was it under warranty?

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    Well there is some debate about that, the best I can gather it was down to local overheating causing a piston ring to fail, then on the journey home (I assumed it was a MAF or coilpack as it was only a problem at idle etc) I think it managed to burn over 1.5 litres of oil without the warning going off, and in this process it scored the bore of the cylinder and the turbo was buggered from oil starvation without so much as one bloody warning light coming on, on the dash!

    And yes I did actually end up paying 7k to AmD and that was after a serious moan.

    I forgot to mention that once rebuilt the first time one of the (new) spark plugs fell apart and smashed an exhaust valve (never really got to the bottom of this one) and this should have been covered under the audi parts warranty through AmD but wasn't because wayside Audi and Audi UK are the biggest bunch of C/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gifS in the world!

    Rant over... I don't think I'll ever really know what exactely went on, and I would have done things very differently if I knew then what I know now!
     
  24. rickparmar

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    1999 V plate at 79k miles. Apart from the odd "common" problem like fuel tank senders which was fixed under warranty the car is as tight as ever.

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    thats something i would be looking at, how many miles did you buy it for ?

    does the car still feel the same from the day you got it ? and was it trade or private
     
  25. adcooper

    adcooper Audi A6 C6 Avant 3.0tdi Le Mans S-Line

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    Oct 2003 11K, and soon to be up for sale
     
  26. marctwo

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    I think there is a oil pressure warning not sure about oil level warning?
    sorry to hear about your misfortune.Does sound a mystery?
     
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    sept 01, 65k
     
  29. god_thats_quick

    god_thats_quick Numptie of the highest order

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    [ QUOTE ]
    I think there is a oil pressure warning not sure about oil level warning?
    sorry to hear about your misfortune.Does sound a mystery?

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    I'm not too sure either to be honest, that said I would have expected with that much burn't both should be going off but hey wtf do I know.

    The whole spark plug / head disaster really bugs me and I don't think I'll ever know what caused what. AmDs service was also not that great when things started to go very wrong, that said I am very happy with the work they have done and have been back twice since for services.
     
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    just out of interest did they replace it with a bam engine?
     
  31. march i think or may 2002 35k
     
  32. marshalld

    marshalld aka dazzler
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    April 2002, 25.5k
     
  33. C_Audiboy

    C_Audiboy Vroom Vroom

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    2002, 76k

    ...beat you all.
    was it meant to be a competition?!?!?!?!?

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  35. god_thats_quick

    god_thats_quick Numptie of the highest order

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    [ QUOTE ]
    just out of interest did they replace it with a bam engine?

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    Nope as it only looked like it was going to need a new short engine to start with it's still an APY, like I said if I'd known how bad everything was going to be right from the start I'd now have a larger bore in my old block, forged pistons and a big turbo as it would have come in about the same price I reckon maybe a little more for the custom downpipe etc which again is why I'm more than a little irritated about it sometimes!
     
  36. dickys3

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    Oct 2000 - 51K Miles
     
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    May 2002 & 29k
     
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    2002, 76k

    ...beat you all.
    was it meant to be a competition?!?!?!?!?

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    2000 76K - sorry it's a tie!
     
  39. 1999 - 89k but had a new engine at 50k.
     

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