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BRuss01
11-12-2012, 06:37 PM
hi i just bought my first audi. i got a 01 audi a4 tripronic 179k has brand new tires/ rims interiors mint has a bigger turbo. but needs work. timing belt tensioner possibly, also possible abs pump module, and some other minor stuff let me know how i did
[confused]

AudiNFS
11-12-2012, 06:41 PM
Look up prices and you'll find out:
http://www.ecstuning.com/

coolgraymemo
11-12-2012, 06:43 PM
The price you paid would be good to know.

Also, what "bigger turbo"?

moyenecorniche
11-12-2012, 06:49 PM
First and foremost...What is the maintenance history...??? That will tell you if you have done well or just bought yourself a mechanical challenge.....
180,000 miles is not a big deal, my B6 1.8T had 207,000 miles but all maintenance had been done but at 205+ I was about to pull the motor and tranny...so...

If you list what is the servicing / maintenance record then we can give you a better answer....

BRuss01
11-12-2012, 06:51 PM
oh my bad i paid $1300 for it

coolgraymemo
11-12-2012, 06:53 PM
Seems like a good deal.

What "bigger turbo" does it have?

BRuss01
11-12-2012, 06:54 PM
the previous owner claims he did his oil changes regularly, had a recent timing belt change, and always ran 93 octane in it

BRuss01
11-12-2012, 06:55 PM
he said it was a stage 3 turbo i believe but it i don't really believe it nor know what to do to check.

coolgraymemo
11-12-2012, 07:00 PM
Take a picture of the area where the turbocharger is.

Does the car have a boost gauge?

BRuss01
11-12-2012, 07:03 PM
yes the car does have a boost gauge. the previous owner also put a regulator on it set at 5 psi

coolgraymemo
11-12-2012, 07:06 PM
Too much power right?

AudiNFS
11-12-2012, 07:13 PM
I'm going to go ahead and guess this regulator is limp mode and the turbo is a K04

murdered APR a4
11-12-2012, 08:00 PM
I doubt it's a "bigger" turbo......it's in limp mode my guess the fool probably tried to put a MBC on it and turned it all the way up sent the car into limp mode and then decided to sell it as a mechanics special.....

murdered APR a4
11-12-2012, 08:00 PM
Please post pics[wrench]

BRuss01
11-13-2012, 12:39 PM
http://mail.aol.com/37130-112/aol-6/en-us/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=30394383&folder=NewMail&partId=0

BRuss01
11-13-2012, 12:41 PM
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/643909_3891977468117_1428137206_n.jpg

ray4624
11-13-2012, 01:55 PM
any bay pics?

howardfootball
11-13-2012, 01:57 PM
Should of asked for our opinions before purchasing the car. And there's no such thing as a "stage 3" turbo.

Avant Nate
11-13-2012, 05:57 PM
Should of asked for our opinions before purchasing the car. And there's no such thing as a "stage 3" turbo.

Stage 3 is just a gt28rs, at least if you go by APR.
http://www.goapr.com/products/stage3_long.html
Whether or not the OP having one, remains to be seen.

BRuss01
12-03-2012, 06:31 PM
got it for a decent price though so i figured worst case scenario i can part it out and make my money back no problem lol