Audi V8 4.2 engine - how long does it last?

Simon S4

Registered User
I herad various stories about engines lasting only 100k km (approx 60k miles) or needed very expensive repairs - is this true, or are these just really bad cases (or folks who havent maintained their cars properly)?

Any views / experiences much appreciated!

Thx
 

CHRIS555

DOPE with added OCD
Correctly sericed etc should these cars go for a very long time - the V8 is known for being bullet proof if looked after!
 

PetrolDave

Registered User
There's a thread on Audizine at the moment about S4s with 160k miles plus.
 

Simon S4

Registered User
thanks - i would have thought these engines last a while (i.e. 150k / 200k +) but heard some horror stories...
 

V8Guzzler

Registered User
thanks - i would have thought these engines last a while (i.e. 150k / 200k +) but heard some horror stories...

It's more the other parts like clutch flywheel, alternator, starter motor and possibly timing chains and tensioners (mainly) that are considered weak. the AVS is not the best service plan for the V8, but most will have been on this! Regular synth oil changes is vital for a long life

:)
 
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