1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  1. coullstar

    coullstar Member

    136
    8
    18
    Folks, going to look at a 1.8T 190bhp avant 2004 at the weekend with 120k miles on it.

    Its been serviced every 10k miles or less for the last 7 years and I know about the sludge build up but how many people have actually had an issue with it?

    Other than the sludge build up and the usual coil packs / boost hoses etc is there anything to worry about?
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Advertisement


  3. pauldazzle

    pauldazzle Well-Known Member

    1,269
    107
    63
    Just about run in nicely at 120K.
    Bullet proof engines when serviced properly at the right intervals.
     
    Retroman likes this.
  4. QuattroCalum

    QuattroCalum Well-Known Member Saloon saloon Audi A4 Black Edition Manual

    1,999
    713
    113
    I would say it's the older cars that were on semi synthetic from new. Better oil (fully synthetic) and larger oil filter to bring the capacity up helped a lot, regular servicing is the key.
    The PCV system is a weak point for vacuum leaks but not expensive to replace parts.

    Sent from my ANE-LX1 using Tapatalk
     
  5. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member

    1,323
    60
    48
    Having helped in a sump clean on an S3 with this 1.8 I would say that that you could take a risk if you don't fancy the job but there was a lot of gunge in there.I had a Bora with the non turbo which wasn't worth enough to warrant the hassle .However they are prone to oil leaks around the top where the gasket has U section.Not a big job but it was done on the S3 but again not the old Bora
     
  6. quattrogone

    quattrogone Quattro Back!

    51
    5
    8
    Depending on price I'd got for it, do a service and make sure it has an engine flush. Inspect the oil when its dropped.
    Serviced at every 10k says that it's been looked after in the right way, when was the cam belt & water pump last done.
     
  7. coullstar

    coullstar Member

    136
    8
    18
    40k ago for belt. So did the later car have some revisions to help with the sludge issue? Id clean out the sump but I know these are a pain to do. Half leather seats , s-line etc.

    It has the usual rusty front wings. I was originally thinking a Tdi but would prefer a petrol if its not horrendous mpg (less than 30mpg).
     
  8. QuattroCalum

    QuattroCalum Well-Known Member Saloon saloon Audi A4 Black Edition Manual

    1,999
    713
    113
    Early cars had a small oil filter only allowing 3.5 litres oil capacity and semi synthetic, a recipe for disaster add 10,000 mile oil changes.
    Later there was a revised oil filter allowing more capacity and they switched to fully synthetic oil and anyone with common sense would change the oil every 5000 miles.

    Sent from my ANE-LX1 using Tapatalk
     
  9. QuattroCalum

    QuattroCalum Well-Known Member Saloon saloon Audi A4 Black Edition Manual

    1,999
    713
    113
    Most 1.8t can get 40mpg with ease driven sensibly.

    Sent from my ANE-LX1 using Tapatalk
     
  10. coullstar

    coullstar Member

    136
    8
    18
    Cool, hopefully a decent car. PLan is to view tomorrow. I did have a B5 Passat 1.8T a long time ago and do remember it being half decent on fuel.
     
  11. HOGG

    HOGG Active Member

    539
    162
    43
    [QUOTE="QuattroCalum]Most 1.8t can get 40mpg with ease driven sensibly.
    [/QUOTE]

    I've had 4 different 1.8t vehicles. Best I've seen is 22mpg EVER

    Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
     
  12. Avatar

    Google AdSense Advertisement


  13. QuattroCalum

    QuattroCalum Well-Known Member Saloon saloon Audi A4 Black Edition Manual

    1,999
    713
    113
    I've had 4 different 1.8t vehicles. Best I've seen is 22mpg EVER

    Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk[/QUOTE]I've had the 1.8t spanning 14 years and all were good on fuel, I'm talking about UK gallons, you?
    If you have a lead foot, you won't get 40.

    Sent from my ANE-LX1 using Tapatalk
     
  14. HOGG

    HOGG Active Member

    539
    162
    43
    YEP that's correct, uk


    I Deffo do not have a lead foot[​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
     
  15. quattrogone

    quattrogone Quattro Back!

    51
    5
    8
    Haha I had a mk1 225 quattro TT and after lots of mods it did indeed drop off to the mid 20's but probably because I spanked it everywhere :tearsofjoy:
     
  16. quattrogone

    quattrogone Quattro Back!

    51
    5
    8
    I've just bought a mint avant b6 1.8t and just over a week now and mostly seeing between 33-35 mpg
    I used to have exact same car but 1.9tdi and unless on a run only ever got between 35-40mpg, but I reckon both being quattro effects the mpg compared to 2wd
     
  17. Darashen

    Darashen New Member

    9
    0
    1
    I have a 1.8t cabriolet so slightly heavier car and only 163 bhp. Around town I see high twenties, on the motorway low forties and an average around thirty. My right foot is not made of lead but its not light either, I definatly enjoy the car.
     

Share This Page