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Im currently on the look for a Mk1 Coupe and just wondering if theres any common faults i should be looking out for? :?:

People did start telling me on my Newbie post however i thought if i put it on this section it would get more trafic.

I know about the belt/water pump requirement etc

How often should the oil in the Quattro system be changed as i looked at a really nice example with 86k on the clock and that had had it done twice?

Any advise would be much appreciated

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Faulty dash pods, faulty hazard switches/stalks, faulty coolant after run pumps, faulty N75 valves, faulty screen/headlight washer pumps, faulty door micro switches/mechs, faulty clutch/brake pedal switches, faulty coil packs/coil pack wiring, faulty temp sensors, Sticking thermostats, broken water pumps, clutch pedals break, faulty mafs, broken coil springs, broken anti roll bars, worn drop links, worn suspension bushes, excessive tyre wear due to wheel Alingment, leaking rocker cover gasket, boost leaks/soft hoses/pipes, blowing manifold/turbo gaskets, cracked turbo/manifold the list goes on and on!
 

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Richieyzf said:
If i bought one with all those problems it would be a right old dog!
Nope just your average TT :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Check and double check all the faults listed before you buy and put some spare cash aside for any repairs :D So far in 2 years ive replaced Broken springs,top mounts, lampda sensor, anti roll bars, door microswitch repair, faulty brake switch, brakes all round, discs and pads, oil strainer, cambelt kit including water pump and tensioner, No doubt the list will continue, And i bought mine with full audi history, So beware :lol:
 

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Yes the TT does have issues, but I have ran mine for over a year and the bigest issues have been:

CoilPacks (replaced by Audi under there recall), which decided to fry them selfs again... and replaced for free.

Rear OS spring has cracked, Replaced with Eibach lowering springs on new OEM shocks.

My Cam cover is ooozing oil, but just needs a new gasket.

and touch wood... thats all. Rest of my money has been spent on making it even more fun to drive.

All I can sugest is take your budget and drive cars that are in you budget, and buy which ever one brings a smile to your face.

If you do buy a TT make sure you put aside money to have work done on it if it hasnt already, Cam belt and water pump would be very importent.
 

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Things you do need to check when buying one are:

Cam belt: been done or not? if your an un-mechanical man like me can be pricey to get done.

Dash pod fuel gauge: Check miles versus what's being reported: a full tank should return around 320miles, not sure what the other marks on the gauge should show, maybe someone else on here can answer that...

Insist that you drive it till it gets warm; needle should rise to 90 and sit there. Dont let them tell you any different.

Full Audi service history is a nice thing to have.

If you want to be really sure when buying one invest in a VAG COM cable from eBay (about £5) and get a copy of VCDS-Lite from Here (its free) install it on a laptop and learn how to use it on any VAG car (Skoda, Seat,VW & Audi). When you go to look at the car you can use it to see if there's any error codes being reported

Thats all I can think off at the moment.
 

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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Cheers Pot of Jam thats the advise im after basically what to look for when trying a car out. Maybe my heading title is a bit wrong

should really be what to look out for whilst test driving a MK1 Coupe

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Richieyzf said:
Thanks for the offer Garth, real nice car too, mileage is a bit high for my liking tho?

Good Luck with your sale

Rich
Thanks. It's not actually for sale yet but I understand your concern about mileage. Most people wouldn't look at a car with over 100k miles, but don't be put off by high milers. You're better off with a tidy 90k car than an abused 30k car.
 

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I totally agree with that comment as ive looked at a few in local garages, and 1 with 98k on her was way cleaner than another with only 70k on it! Infact the one with 70K woz a real dog!!!
 

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Garth said:
Richieyzf said:
Thanks for the offer Garth, real nice car too, mileage is a bit high for my liking tho?

Good Luck with your sale

Rich
Thanks. It's not actually for sale yet but I understand your concern about mileage. Most people wouldn't look at a car with over 100k miles, but don't be put off by high milers. You're better off with a tidy 90k car than an abused 30k car.
my cars done 115,000 and audi told me the other day when it was in,that its the best looking tt they have seen for a car with this high milage inside and out as leather is like new :)
 

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LOWTT225 said:
Faulty dash pods, faulty hazard switches/stalks, faulty coolant after run pumps, faulty N75 valves, faulty screen/headlight washer pumps, faulty door micro switches/mechs, faulty clutch/brake pedal switches, faulty coil packs/coil pack wiring, faulty temp sensors, Sticking thermostats, broken water pumps, clutch pedals break, faulty mafs, broken coil springs, broken anti roll bars, worn drop links, worn suspension bushes, excessive tyre wear due to wheel Alingment, leaking rocker cover gasket, boost leaks/soft hoses/pipes, blowing manifold/turbo gaskets, cracked turbo/manifold the list goes on and on!
This ^^^^^, is why you don't own a TT, you support it. :p

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LOWTT225 said:
Faulty dash pods, faulty hazard switches/stalks, faulty coolant after run pumps, faulty N75 valves, faulty screen/headlight washer pumps, faulty door micro switches/mechs, faulty clutch/brake pedal switches, faulty coil packs/coil pack wiring, faulty temp sensors, Sticking thermostats, broken water pumps, clutch pedals break, faulty mafs, broken coil springs, broken anti roll bars, worn drop links, worn suspension bushes, excessive tyre wear due to wheel Alingment, leaking rocker cover gasket, boost leaks/soft hoses/pipes, blowing manifold/turbo gaskets, cracked turbo/manifold the list goes on and on!
This ^^^^^, is why you don't own a TT, you support it. :p

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Yeah sounds almost as much Maintenance as the wife!!?? And i put up with her so it cant be tha bad!!!

HA HA
 

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Richieyzf said:
TTQ2K2 said:
LOWTT225 said:
Faulty dash pods, faulty hazard switches/stalks, faulty coolant after run pumps, faulty N75 valves, faulty screen/headlight washer pumps, faulty door micro switches/mechs, faulty clutch/brake pedal switches, faulty coil packs/coil pack wiring, faulty temp sensors, Sticking thermostats, broken water pumps, clutch pedals break, faulty mafs, broken coil springs, broken anti roll bars, worn drop links, worn suspension bushes, excessive tyre wear due to wheel Alingment, leaking rocker cover gasket, boost leaks/soft hoses/pipes, blowing manifold/turbo gaskets, cracked turbo/manifold the list goes on and on!
This ^^^^^, is why you don't own a TT, you support it. :p

cheers
Yeah sounds almost as much Maintenance as the wife!!?? And i put up with her so it cant be tha bad!!!

HA HA
True. I've "supported" 3 TTs and 1 wife. Still not sure which is more mainenance. :wink:

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The fun part of owning a TT is getting it right :) when i first bought mine i thought it drove well and was pretty quick standard, but after a remap and all the repairs and getting it driving right makes a big difference and makes the car much more enjoyable!! As Garth will probably tell you, It just hurts your wallet :lol:
 
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