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Gundem
12-14-2005, 12:54 PM
....before i encounter a major issue. the car has had no problems so far and i maintaine it pretty good.

R-Dub
12-14-2005, 01:12 PM
Depends really...have you replaced the Water pump, Tbelt and Tstat?

Gundem
12-14-2005, 01:13 PM
yes at 60,000

Kurzer
12-14-2005, 01:26 PM
Turbo or V6?

b00st
12-14-2005, 01:28 PM
i got 72k on mine too...well just shy. did my ECS Ultimate TB Kit at 60K too. Did a trans flush with REDLINE or AMSOIL i forget which. I just need to swap out the brake fluid...its old nasty now. As long as you did those things you should be OK. Hopefully your suspension is holding up nice or control arms. I don't see any issues as long as you follow the maintenance schedule.

R-Dub
12-14-2005, 01:31 PM
Watch out for them tie rods and CV boots.

Repalce fluids regularly and you shouldnt have problem seeing your car go up to 130+ miles.


Also - if you havent done so already, SEAFOAM.

eisman
12-14-2005, 01:40 PM
132k and counting.

Cactus00S4
12-14-2005, 01:48 PM
almost 139k on my 1.8t, jus put a stg 3 on it like 3weeks ago

lude2euroa4
12-14-2005, 02:00 PM
i got almsot 72k(71,500) on my 97 i just did the major maintnence and shes runnign strong!

NieFolgen
12-14-2005, 02:02 PM
Just hit 214K with my A4 2.8.

SoleMate
12-14-2005, 02:05 PM
Originally posted by NieFolgen
Just hit 214K with my A4 2.8. '

hot damn

MR VTEC
12-14-2005, 02:16 PM
3 more miles then kaplow!

Gundem
12-14-2005, 02:48 PM
oh btw...i have V6 so i guess that makes it more reliable....thx for teh info guys,

NieFolgen
12-14-2005, 04:20 PM
Originally posted by Sx2
oh btw...i have V6 so i guess that makes it more reliable....thx for teh info guys,

Definately. My V6 has been awesome on reliability. I've actually heard of some V6s with many more miles than mine. Case in point http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=60270&highlight=425K+miles+on+a4

It's a thread I posted a while back.

BarryT82
12-14-2005, 06:34 PM
My 2001 has 101k now.

R-Dub
12-14-2005, 06:51 PM
Originally posted by BarryT82
My 2001 has 101k now.

DAAAAAYUM.

Poopie
12-14-2005, 07:46 PM
thats a lot of miles on a 2001. I have half that on my 98

NieFolgen
12-14-2005, 07:51 PM
Well he lives in West Virginia, so rural. He probably has to drive to another state to go pick up a gallon of milk.

quattro8239
12-14-2005, 07:59 PM
Originally posted by NieFolgen
Well he lives in West Virginia, so rural. He probably has to drive to another state to go pick up a gallon of milk.

HAHA that's so tru I'll be going to school down there next year nothing but fields...

Hassmeister
12-14-2005, 10:29 PM
Originally posted by MR VTEC
3 more miles then kaplow!
No that would be a Honda

alen
12-14-2005, 11:14 PM
12v have at least good longevity records. my old 90S (12v) had around 180k when i sold it and it could go another 180k w/o any problems. my moms 90S (12v) has ~90k and it drives like brand new.

BarryT82
12-15-2005, 04:39 AM
I don't live in the sticks damnit. I live in the city. My sister isn't my mom, I have all my teeth, I'm not 400lbs, and I shower daily (sometimes a few times a day). Actually, there is a gas station and a kroger about 1 mile from where I live. I bought the car from a lawyer who drove it 55 miles one way to work. I got it in 2003 with 63k miles on it.


Originally posted by NieFolgen
Well he lives in West Virginia, so rural. He probably has to drive to another state to go pick up a gallon of milk.

TomRitt18944
12-15-2005, 04:42 AM
my friends 1.8t has 205k mi and the compression check showed it was damn near perfect 160 across the board... it all depends on how you maintain it

NieFolgen
12-15-2005, 04:47 AM
Originally posted by BarryT82
I don't live in the sticks damnit. I live in the city. My sister isn't my mom, I have all my teeth, I'm not 400lbs, and I shower daily (sometimes a few times a day). Actually, there is a gas station and a kroger about 1 mile from where I live. I bought the car from a lawyer who drove it 55 miles one way to work. I got it in 2003 with 63k miles on it.

LMAO, Sorry didn't mean to offend. Glad to hear you're not a hick. (Not that there's anything wrong with hicks)

Kurzer
12-15-2005, 11:04 AM
I'll be at 200K by this summer, creeping up on 199 right now. Tie Rods for sure! I've been thru two rights and a left. CV's, just one set of each. Radiator.... oh the radiator... Don't let anything happen to that! I had to upgrade because Audi doesn't make the parts anymore :-(

It should do just fine, like the others said. Make sure you've always got oil, change the timing belt at every interval and check your front suspension from time to time. You've got many many more happy years to come with that car :-D

atwalker6
12-15-2005, 11:16 AM
i have 40,000 on my 97 : )

Kurzer
12-15-2005, 11:22 AM
Originally posted by atwalker6
i have 40,000 on my 97 : )

JEBUS! Do you use another car, or do you plan on retiring off the money you'll get from selling that? [hail]

NieFolgen
12-15-2005, 11:28 AM
Originally posted by atwalker6
i have 40,000 on my 97 : )

DANG! Has your car every left the state of NJ?

Gundem
12-15-2005, 11:41 AM
man...even tho i've done everything i'm taking the A4 again this saturday for a check up. this thread got me more carefull

Future2
12-15-2005, 05:26 PM
59k on my 99.5. only problems were waterpump at 48k and o2 sensor

AudiSnawb
12-15-2005, 05:35 PM
122K on the clock on my 30V V6 and havent had any serious problems... just a coolant leak, oil leak, bad control arms all around, tierod ends, and wipers that dont work....... AWESOME!

ExpLlclT
12-15-2005, 06:24 PM
122,500 no major prob yet but i don't beat on it often

ExpLlclT
12-15-2005, 06:25 PM
wow ^^ ill have like the same things without oil

MR VTEC
12-15-2005, 06:26 PM
Originally posted by Hassmeister
No that would be a Honda
I beg to differ honda engines last all to 300k if properly maintained, but i guess that goes for any engine huh???

Weejie
12-15-2005, 07:13 PM
122k on my '96 12-valver, and the "check engine" light just lit up two days ago.

open the wallet and say ahhhh.

jbrentd
12-15-2005, 07:21 PM
168500 on my '96 2.8

jones3000
12-16-2005, 08:50 AM
Originally posted by AudiSnawb
122K on the clock on my 30V V6 and havent had any serious problems... just a coolant leak, oil leak, bad control arms all around, tierod ends, and wipers that dont work....... AWESOME!

I just noticed a coolant leak on my 2.8. where was it on your car? How did you fix it?

AudiSnawb
12-16-2005, 12:57 PM
^^^^^^^ None of the mentioned problems have been fixed yet- saving up money, which is tough right now......... Ill letcha know when its fixed though.

joeya103
12-16-2005, 01:00 PM
hey audisnawb, very random thing...

but i suggest making those links under your sig hyperlinked. kind of a pain to have to copy and paste it into the browser =P

good luck with that though...

SFexBOY
12-18-2005, 04:00 PM
89K on my 01.5....bought it w/ 4K back in early 02.

Problems I had:
-Cam tensioner (70K)
-Coilpacks (88K)
-torn L-hose (causing a boost leak) @ (77K)
-creaking suspension (thought it was my control arms, ended up being my stock springs not seated right). @ (65K)
-MAF went bad (last wk)

mind you @ 60K, I changed my TB, water pump, thermostat, belts, vac lines.