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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by healyd6, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. healyd6
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    healyd6 New Member

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    Hi All
    Im looking to buy a 03 A3 probably 2.0 TDI sport, Just wondering, is this a reliable engine and what should i look out for with it ie any work which should have been carried out under or warranty common problems to do with it etc.
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    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

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    If it's the 2L engine it's the 8P forum mate, the 8L only had yeh 1.9 in various forms, must be a very early 8P model!
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    get the 1.9 tdi as the 2.0 is prone to cylinder head and gasket failure.
    do a search on this forum and other VAG forums.
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