Notices
 

  

User Tag List

Thread: 3.0 Tdi - Looking to purchase

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. Question 3.0 Tdi - Looking to purchase 
    #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    kigsbridge, devon
    Posts
    198
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    1 Post(s)
    Hi all
    Been offered a lovely A6 Le Mans 3.0Tdi Tip Auto and just wanted to ask the experts about what to look out for. It's on 160K which i'm already a bit sceptical about.
    I've had no experience with this engine at all.
    Any pointers would be greatly appreciated
    TIA
    Ben
    You don't know how it works until you take it apart!
    1985 Coupe GT5
    1994 80 Tdi SE Avant 242K
    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Avant
    2002 S3 (previously on long life)
     
    0 0 0
     

  2. Re: 3.0 Tdi - Looking to purchase 
    #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Nottingham, England
    Posts
    35,321
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    2
    Mentioned
    28 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    661 Post(s)
    Start it from overnight cold and listen to the cam chains, anything more than a little clatter for a second or so is a worry but the best check is after and oil/filter change.... I have seen many of my techs go white in the face when starting these up, brown trousers time.

    when hot, leave it idling for ten minutes and see if a nasty smelling white vapour starts to emanate from the tail pipes.
    Dark was that day when Diesel conceived his grim engine that begot you, vile invention, more vicious, more criminal than the camera even, metallic monstrosity, bale and bane of our culture, chief woe of our Commonweal. How dare the Law prohibit hashish and heroin yet license your use, who inflate all weak inferior egos? Their addicts only do harm to their own lives: you poison the lungs of the innocent, your din dithers the peaceful, and on choked roads hundreds must daily die by chance-medley. Nimble technicians, surely you should hang your heads in shame. Your wit works mighty wonders, has landed men on the Moon, replaced brains by computers, and can smithy a "smart" bomb. It is a crying scandal that you cannot take the time or be bothered to build us, what sanity knows we need, an odorless and noiseless staid little electric brougham.

    W.H. Auden (1907-1973), A Curse:
     
    0 0 0
     

  3. Re: 3.0 Tdi - Looking to purchase 
    #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    kigsbridge, devon
    Posts
    198
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    1 Post(s)
    Thanks Crasher, I can imagine the look on someone's face after timing up one of these 😂. Okay will do.
    What's with the white vapour?
    Cheers 👍
     
    0 0 0
     

  4. Re: 3.0 Tdi - Looking to purchase 
    #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Nottingham, England
    Posts
    35,321
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    2
    Mentioned
    28 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    661 Post(s)
    Injector wear
    Dark was that day when Diesel conceived his grim engine that begot you, vile invention, more vicious, more criminal than the camera even, metallic monstrosity, bale and bane of our culture, chief woe of our Commonweal. How dare the Law prohibit hashish and heroin yet license your use, who inflate all weak inferior egos? Their addicts only do harm to their own lives: you poison the lungs of the innocent, your din dithers the peaceful, and on choked roads hundreds must daily die by chance-medley. Nimble technicians, surely you should hang your heads in shame. Your wit works mighty wonders, has landed men on the Moon, replaced brains by computers, and can smithy a "smart" bomb. It is a crying scandal that you cannot take the time or be bothered to build us, what sanity knows we need, an odorless and noiseless staid little electric brougham.

    W.H. Auden (1907-1973), A Curse:
     
    0 0 0
     

  5. Re: 3.0 Tdi - Looking to purchase 
    #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    kigsbridge, devon
    Posts
    198
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    1 Post(s)
    Ok ta. Is this a similar set up to the AFB?
    Seen some horrific goings on with them 😬
     
    0 0 0
     

  6. Re: 3.0 Tdi - Looking to purchase 
    #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    maidstone
    Posts
    154
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    24 Post(s)
    Got my a6 last march, it has the rattle on startup but its not got worse than it s last year so i think its normal, but i did get the white smoke out of the exhaust, sitting with engine at full temp for about 10 mins and it starts. It was the injectors, had to replace them all, approx 1200 give our take 100
     
    0 0 0
     

  7. Re: 3.0 Tdi - Looking to purchase 
    #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Lisburn
    Posts
    224
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    24 Post(s)
    what year / engine - early ones are more susceptible to chain injector wear. IMHO the LE Mans is over rated when i was looking the le man edition i looked at was the most basic out of the 6 or so i seen.
    it will be due the swirl flaps - linkage update, 10 from audi - sorted mine out.

    enjoy
    Stewart
    2007 A6 quattro 3.0 TDI Manual
    1986 coupe quattro (kv) square wheels.
    1972 mini 1400 100BHP A series
     
    0 0 0
     

  8. Re: 3.0 Tdi - Looking to purchase 
    #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Nottingham, England
    Posts
    35,321
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    2
    Mentioned
    28 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    661 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by acmo View Post
    Ok ta. Is this a similar set up to the AFB? Seen some horrific goings on with them 😬
    Anything with a chain will wear unless an additive is added to try and replace the metal anti wear additives that used to be in oil, also if VAG would stop using a Hy Vo style chain and go back to (the admittedly noiser) roller design, that would drastically reduce the problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by acmo View Post
    Ok ta. Is this a similar set up to the AFB? Seen some horrific goings on with them 
    Sorry, missed this, not different design.
    Dark was that day when Diesel conceived his grim engine that begot you, vile invention, more vicious, more criminal than the camera even, metallic monstrosity, bale and bane of our culture, chief woe of our Commonweal. How dare the Law prohibit hashish and heroin yet license your use, who inflate all weak inferior egos? Their addicts only do harm to their own lives: you poison the lungs of the innocent, your din dithers the peaceful, and on choked roads hundreds must daily die by chance-medley. Nimble technicians, surely you should hang your heads in shame. Your wit works mighty wonders, has landed men on the Moon, replaced brains by computers, and can smithy a "smart" bomb. It is a crying scandal that you cannot take the time or be bothered to build us, what sanity knows we need, an odorless and noiseless staid little electric brougham.

    W.H. Auden (1907-1973), A Curse:
     
    0 0 0
     

  9. Re: 3.0 Tdi - Looking to purchase 
    #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    maidstone
    Posts
    154
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    24 Post(s)
    Got mine last year with 80k on it (A6 Quattro 3.0tdi) and so far this past year I had to replace all 6 injectors (white smoke after 10 mins) 1250 for injectors + 200 to replace, new heater matrix (when using heat smelled like an indian takeaway) due to leaking matrix 600, last moth had to replace the Turbo actuator another 600, and last week had massive EGR block, so went for EGR blank and a stage 1 remap at just under 400 all together..

    Seems like lots, all told maybe 3500 spent, but I am now on 134k miles, and the car still drives great, pulls fantastic (now with stage 1) and is still a pleasure to drive. Though at some stage I will need to get rid of it for an estate, I am clinging on for the next year or so. Got to say the stage 1, I thought it might make it a little better but its a huge difference in smooth, and fast.

    I have the chain rattle on startup from cold, lasts less than a couple of seconds, and has been the same since I got the car, if I had a spare 2k Id get it all done but I simply dont, and my wife wont let me.
     
    0 0 0
     

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 27-03-2016, 03:40 PM
  2. New car purchase
    By johndeere2130 in forum Audi A4 - B8 Forum - 2008 - 2015
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 29-07-2013, 06:29 PM
  3. My New Purchase
    By rapport25 in forum Passat - B6 Forum - 2005 - 2010
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 25-01-2011, 09:57 AM
  4. A little help with a purchase
    By Spyros in forum Chat - Anything with wheels
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 08-06-2009, 06:09 PM
  5. My new purchase
    By n8ckh in forum Audi A4 - B6 Forum - 2002 - 2005
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 19-05-2008, 08:55 PM
Bookmarks
Bookmarks
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  




  


Disclaimer: VW Audi Forum is an "independant enthusiast website", administered in line with guidelines supplied by VAG in the UK, and is in no way related to any of the Worldwide Volkswagen,Audi,Seat,Skoda,Bentley,Bugatti,Porsche or Lamborghini group of Companies. For official up to date information on any of there vehicles, please visit the official websites. Any comments made throughout this website, are the views of the respective poster, and in no way represent the views of the VW Audi Forum Administration, or the worldwide Volkswagen & Audi Group of companies.


VW Audi Forum do not vet and are not responsible for any information which is posted in this forum. All content is viewed and used by you at your own risk and we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of any of the information.


Copyright: Certain "words", "phrases" and "Images" used on this website by the Administration are "Copyright" of Volkswagen GB, Volkswagen AG (Germany), Audi GB, Audi AG (Germany), Volkswagen Motorsport GB, Volkswagen Motorsport AG (Germany), Audi Motorsport AG (Germany), Volkswagen Racing GB, Bentley, Bugatti, Porsche and Lamborghini. No image can be replicated by anyone WITHOUT the relevant Companies written permission.


All trademarks and copyrights remain property of their respective owners.

No part of the VW Audi Forum website or forum may be reproduced without written permission from the site administration


PLEASE NOTE - PERSONAL ABUSE, ABUSE AGAINST THIS OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE OR ANY COMPANY WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. OFFENDERS WILL BE MODERATED OR EVEN BANNED.


This website and forum are best viewed at a minimum resolution of 1024 by 768.



  



- VW AUDI Forum - The #1 Volkswagen (VW) Group Forum - Volkswagen (VW) - Audi - Seat - Skoda - Bentley - Bugatti - Lamborghini - Porsche - VW Audi Forum -


- www.vwaudiforum.co.uk - www.vwaudiforum.co.uk -