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I have just bought a 2001 TT in excellent condition. It has 90,000 with full service history.
The interior is lovely, with the exterior only needs the rims re-done.

Is there anything I should be doing to this to prolong its life / performance you can recommend?
I read about the diverter valve.. What would you change/replace ?

Excited about this lovely car :)
 

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First thing to check is that the Cambelt has been changed

Welcome to the TTF :)
 

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+1 on the cambelt
 

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Welcome to this busy hive and epicenter of all things mk1 TT. There are a lot of nice friendly helpful people on here. Joining the TTOC is another great thing to do to enhance your TT ownership experience.

I always think getting some clean quality fully synthetic clean oil in her sump. Is a good first step. And as well as the already mentioned cambelt. Check the haldex is up to date on its service. Its a fantastic little car. And so much choice on the market for upgrades. A nice start is a decent quality dv and a performance panel filter for your airbox. :)

Damien.
 

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Just been checking a past service sheet in May 2010 @ 83,000 miles (Now at 90,000)
The Timing belt, Tensioner and water pump were replaced, so I guess it is sound for a few more years yet :)

Is the Haldex the oil and filter change?

I'm new to all the jargon.. I was previously use to Vauxhall parts lol

Love this car.. If you want fuel economy you can get that.. but if you want to smoke someone you can too :)
 

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Thermostat is worth checking as this is prone to going...
Needle should get to 90 and sit there within 5 mins of driving or so.
Diverter valve doesnt necessarily need to be changed to the Forge 007 but I thinks it's advisable if you plan on remapping it etc.
 

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jhoneyman said:
I have just bought a 2001 TT in excellent condition. It has 90,000 with full service history.
The interior is lovely, with the exterior only needs the rims re-done.

Is there anything I should be doing to this to prolong its life / performance you can recommend?
I read about the diverter valve.. What would you change/replace ?

Excited about this lovely car :)
WELCOME to the tt forum

There are literally hundreds of mods you can do depending on your budget

Rear valance to v6 type

Change wheels

Wak box or similar

New lower springs and shocks

Poly bushes on arbs

Forge big knob or similar gear shift

Short shifter for gearbox

Liquid tt to monitor everything

New stereo head unit as the Audi one is shite

Fit sub bass box in the back

Replace tubo and coolant pipes to silicone

Fit big TIP (turbo induction pipe)

Fit forge dv valve

Fit cold side relocation kit

Debaflled charge pipe

Remap engine

Fit hybrid turbo

Fit 3 inch down pipes and new exhaust

Remap again :p

There is lot I have no covered but that's the gist :!:

I have done some of those things myself but sadly

Time and money is a limiting factor for me :(

So I can't do everything I want to do yet !

The list goes on and on if you have not done so already visit

http://www.wak-tt.com/

This is possibly THE BEST tt related site in the known universe :p
 

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Top of the dipstick is prone to looking ugly and unsightly, so you'd have to replace with one of my dipstick tops....urgently :p
And an Oil Ring!
 

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neilc said:
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My personal favourite thing to do for a reasonable budget is fit some spacers. Transforms the look of a TT.
BUT make sure you get the right sizes :?
Well yes , depends on what TT it is and wheel size too. Do some homework on here first.
Neil,

I did......... :(
 

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preventitive maintainence is key. if you don't have records showing its history, plan accordingly:
brake fluid flush: every 2 years
haldex fluid/filter: every 20K miles
given the age / mileage, plan on replacing:
vacuum hoses become brittle and break and/or crack
brake pads and possibly rotors
suspension: bushings, springs (tend to rust/crack/break) dampers (oem are good for about 50-75K although many have gone farther) and others.
cluster (dis pixels) will go out as will guages over time. rebuild is best option as audi replacement is quite high.
then consider mods:
wheels
remap
exhaust
and a bunch of other options out there.

Oh, congrats and welcome.

cheers.
 

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Some great advice given so far. Good bunch of people on here :)

Well the car does have full Audi service history so has been well maintained.
So all the oils/levels/ timing belt etc.. has been changed accordingly, according to the service sheets I have.
At the moment I am just seeing what measures I need to take to prolong the cars life :)

Already bought a nice panel filter and now looking at reducing annoying creaks/squeaks and niggly noises inside.
Boot parcel shelve is a bit shoddy to be honest.. Sounds brittle and squeaks like no one else's business.
Climate control fan is buzzing too.

Once I have done all the minors I will look at doing some nice (worthwhile) mods :)
 
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