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Obvis07
03-05-2008, 09:17 PM
hey guys. i never posted in the B5 but i have a B7 at home and i was thinking about getting another audi probably a B5. i was looking around and i found one for a decent price. but i am worried about the engine life on a B5. i was wonder wat is ur guy's input on ur engines so far and could u include ur mileage if u input please?

Nebone
03-05-2008, 09:33 PM
Some guy just posted 222,222 miles o his 1.8T and beats on it. As long as its been take care of, it will last.

bob12312357
03-05-2008, 09:38 PM
I would say easily 180-220k+ as long as the proper oil is used,and proper maintence given. YOU WILL WIND UP REPLACING THE TURBO EVENTUALLY THOUGH in those 200k miles. Well 99% chance.lol The 2.8 will last pretty much forever as it is a very unstressed engine and you will find many for sale with 200k+ miles.

Obvis07
03-05-2008, 09:45 PM
how much would that cost?

fergie
03-05-2008, 10:08 PM
take over payments on my b5, new turbo belts winshild 206 a month through wellsfargo....3 1/2 years left on loan pm me and illl give you the craigslisting...

speedydragon
03-05-2008, 10:44 PM
a b5 a4 now-a-days probably costs in the range of 6500-11000 depending on year, color, quattro, and mods.

stdriver
03-05-2008, 10:48 PM
i have 198 000k on mine and it runs strong as ever

Obvis07
03-05-2008, 11:13 PM
oh and i forgot to add. how is the transmission life on the B5? i want to get a stick

Yaktizzle417
03-05-2008, 11:14 PM
manuals last forever, tips run into problems.

oneohone
03-05-2008, 11:26 PM
manuals last forever, tips run into problems.

Eh, just depends on how you drive/maintain them.

ct1.8t4me
03-06-2008, 06:56 AM
I have 172,000 miles on my car - daily driven 60 miles, hitting 18PSI and 100MPH every time...

snoop
03-06-2008, 10:24 AM
I have 172,000 miles on my car - daily driven 60 miles, hitting 18PSI and 100MPH every time...

good man.[up] thats the way! [drive]

Obvis07
03-06-2008, 11:53 AM
lol so its pretty reliable then ugh?

onemoremile
03-06-2008, 12:06 PM
Maintenance > mileage.

Ewok_Fetus
03-06-2008, 12:08 PM
110k miles here and no problems! Had a minor sludge issue when I bought the car but good oil and filter with a few crank case cleanings have gotten rid of that!

audisnapr
03-06-2008, 12:10 PM
lol so its pretty reliable then ugh?

haha - well, are we talking engines/transmissions exclusively? cause the B5 has its share of little problems.

speedydragon
03-06-2008, 12:11 PM
well every car has its share of little problems.

onemoremile
03-06-2008, 12:12 PM
The engine and transmission are the only parts of the car you don't have to worry about.

Kronic Budz
03-06-2008, 01:11 PM
yep maintenance is key. my friend has the same car as me and has 190k on it. Runs like a champ still getting decent gas mileage.

Obvis07
03-06-2008, 07:50 PM
if i do get the car. should i do like a complete flush of everything? change the oil, tranny fluid, and stuff? and should i seafoam?

onemoremile
03-06-2008, 07:58 PM
It can't hurt. All new fluids tend to make a car feel young again and some horsepower is often restored. European Car did a project M3 years ago and picked up a surprising amount of power after changing all the fluids.

jonrogers42
03-07-2008, 03:05 PM
I think the flush would be a great idea, my buddy just flushed his gt28 passat and picked up some nice power aswell.

Obvis07
03-07-2008, 05:11 PM
nice. is there a way to like clean out the cranks and stuff? i wanna use royal purple in it when i get it. but i dont wanna have to mix around the oils and wat not.

317ssayzarc
03-07-2008, 05:30 PM
nice. is there a way to like clean out the cranks and stuff? i wanna use royal purple in it when i get it. but i dont wanna have to mix around the oils and wat not.

fuck royal purple (excuse my language but the subject is beaten to death)!

get a really group IV basestock oil approved by VW/audi... i prefer elf excellium ldx 5w-40 since its readily available to me [up]