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Old 06-06-2014, 09:15 AM   #1
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Default New to me 2000 Audi A6 Quattro

My son is getting my dads 2000 A6 Quattro 2.8.
It has about 125K miles and has been reasonable well maintained. Although my dad is no car guy, and is cheap, so it has not been to the dealer since the warranty was up.
He has used a combination of a local trusted mechanic for normal stuff and a well respected German Indy shop for anything he thought was a big issue.

So, what am I in for?

Is there a high dollar service that comes due after 100K miles that might not have been done?

Are there any typical issues I should be looking out for?
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If you have maintenance records, get them and check for the following:

Timing belt, water pump, thermostat, valve cover gaskets, various oil leaks, etc. etc.

Fuel filter.

If automatic, flush transmission fluid and replace transmission filter.

And this is for a car with no problems...
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If automatic, flush transmission fluid and replace transmission filter.
Agreed with the rest, but just change oil and filter on the trans. No flushing.
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I hope to get records. (hard to tell with my dad, sometimes keeps stuff sometimes doesn't).

When is the normal timing change (don't have the manual in hand yet?)

Are the transmissions a weak point on these cars? Any cautions about changing the transmission fluid?
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In general the car has been relatively trouble free. (Truly is a grocery getter and occasional long trip car.)
They had about $1500 to $2000 of work done about a year ago, but not sure what was done. His wife mentioned and oil leak was fixed.
Other than that I have only heard about tires and brakes.
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I hope to get records. (hard to tell with my dad, sometimes keeps stuff sometimes doesn't).

When is the normal timing change (don't have the manual in hand yet?)

Are the transmissions a weak point on these cars? Any cautions about changing the transmission fluid?
Timing belt at 90K miles. It is an interference engine.

Tiptronic trans is more problematic than a manual trans. Then again, I have a tip with 271K miles that is still alive...
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Timing belt at 90K miles. It is an interference engine.

Tiptronic trans is more problematic than a manual trans. Then again, I have a tip with 271K miles that is still alive...
OK, well hoping the Belt was done. (Don't think the Specialty shop would have let him skip that. (hoping, hoping, hoping)

As for the trans, I did not realize they were tiptronics.
My guess is it has never been manually shifted in its life.
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If you know the shops that he was using, they may have some records too.
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If you know the shops that he was using, they may have some records too.
Yep, that is on the list.

Looks like it is $3000 with a $1000 "Present from Grandpa" discount.

So $2000K for a well maintained 2000 A6 Q.

Sound good?
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$2K not $2000K.

Is there an edit button on this forum?
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Yep, that is on the list.

Looks like it is $3000 with a $1000 "Present from Grandpa" discount.

So $2000K for a well maintained 2000 A6 Q.

Sound good?
I'll let you have my 2000 A4 1.8t for 1000K

Sounds like you have a pretty good deal there. The Tiptronic is not a problem and mates well to the 2.8 engine.
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$2K not $2000K.

Is there an edit button on this forum?
Yep, bottom left of the post.
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Yep, that is on the list.

Looks like it is $3000 with a $1000 "Present from Grandpa" discount.

So $2000K for a well maintained 2000 A6 Q.

Sound good?
$2K sounds good.
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$2k for a one-owner (family owned) is a great deal. The 2.8 is a solid motor, much better than the 3.0 that replaced it in 2002.

Just be careful of your son getting the "mod bug" out in the forums...once bitten, you can't stop that itch!!!
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There is not much you can mod on a 2.8 on the engine but would certainly be a great car. I have the same car with a 2.8 my son is learning to drive on ... It is all wheel drive , is pig slow comapterd to the 2.7 and 4.2, doesnt get very good gas milage... the perfect car to learn on ..

He isnt going very far, very fast, and he wont get stuck in the snow ..

if it hasnt been mentioned the timing belt needs to be replaced occasionally.
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There is not much you can mod on a 2.8 but would certainly be a great car. I have the same car with a 2.8 my son is learning to drive on ... It isa ll wheel drive , is pig slow comapterd to the 2.7 and 4.4, doesnt get very good gas milage... the perfect car to learn on ..

He isnt going very far, very fast, and he wont get stuck in the snow ..

if it hasnt been mentioned the timing belt needs to be replaced occasionally.
He is actually going to learn on our old CRV, with my daughter (current CRV driver) using the Audi for the first 6 months or so.

I doubt he will be doing much in the way of mods. Slow is good.
I figure it should have a good number of years left in it with decent maintenance.

I don't have the manuals yet.
Is there a service chart on-line somewhere?
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He is actually going to learn on our old CRV, with my daughter (current CRV driver) using the Audi for the first 6 months or so.

I doubt he will be doing much in the way of mods. Slow is good.
I figure it should have a good number of years left in it with decent maintenance.

I don't have the manuals yet.
Is there a service chart on-line somewhere?
I have a Bentley manual for mine but I find that Google searches and youtube are way better sources for info. This forum is also a great place to find knowledge. These guys have seen and done it all and are very willing to help. Good luck.
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the first and most important thing I would check is when the timing belt was done. I change mine every 100,000km or do . maybe a bit soon but better 40,000km too soon than .5 km too late ..

it is not a cheap job to do but shop around. A good independant is always a good bet over a stealership.
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the first and most important thing I would check is when the timing belt was done. I change mine every 100,000km or do . maybe a bit soon but better 40,000km too soon than .5 km too late ..

it is not a cheap job to do but shop around. A good independant is always a good bet over a stealership.
What is the recommended schedule for the belt?
I have been told 75K, 90K, 100K???

Anything else unusual?
ATF recommendations?
Brake fluid recommendations?
Power steering fluid recommendations?
T-State and/or water pump? (Usually I figure are done with Timing belt to be safe)
Particular electrical bit and pieces?

I have an indy shop I used for my Range Rover years ago, and also have a recommendation for one nearby.

I do simple stuff myself.
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(Still no edit button)

What about diagnostic tools.

I have a cheap ODB/CAN reader that so far has been fine with my MBs and Hondas.
Is that good enough to start, or do you "really" need a VW/Audi specific reader?
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