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    Common B8.5 issues

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    Hello, I have a 2013 B8.5 Quattro at 80k miles, I want to know what are common issues with this car that I should get taken care of now rather than later.
    Plus, I think this would be an informative thread for new b8.5 quattro owners.

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    i was also like you when i first started posting in this forum. then i found out about the search function.
    8.5 has been out since 2013 so almost 6 years ago. lots of archived info thats been discussed for half a decade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YMR View Post
    Hello, I have a 2013 B8.5 Quattro at 80k miles, I want to know what are common issues with this car that I should get taken care of now rather than later.
    Plus, I think this would be an informative thread for new b8.5 quattro owners.
    There arenít any common B8.5 issues. Except for broken visor clips.
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    Lmfaoooooooo I hate you guys.

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    search and go bump 6 year old threads like the rest of us normies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by audrobotic View Post
    There arenít any common B8.5 issues. Except for broken visor clips.

    Ugh the dreaded broken sun visor clips. I broke both my line within a week time frame so I have an extra set at home just in case
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danaldson View Post
    search and go bump 6 year old threads like the rest of us normies!
    Rather have him bump 6 year old threads that have the info he is looking for plus more, instead of creating yet another 6 year old thread

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    I have a 2013 B8.5 and its @ 86K miles right now with APR stage 1. I purchased it CPO @ 10K miles in June 2015. Besides regular maintenance and recalls I have had zero problems as of last week. Two days ago I was told I have water pump leak and it will cost me $1100 but I got that fixed under warranty for $85.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audrobotic View Post
    There arenít any common B8.5 issues. Except for broken visor clips.
    So true *knocks on wood*

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    flux capacitor is the most common issue and needs replacing @ 50k miles
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    Fuel pump went bad on my 2011 B8 even though mine is not an 8.5, Iíd still look out for the issue. Audi wanted $2,000 to replace it but my mechanic did it for $1,000


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    Quote Originally Posted by f_399 View Post
    So true *knocks on wood*
    My sun visor clip broke how funny. Relatable asf


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximoose001 View Post
    Fuel pump went bad on my 2011 B8 even though mine is not an 8.5, Iíd still look out for the issue. Audi wanted $2,000 to replace it but my mechanic did it for $1,000


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    which fuel pump? Hpfp in tank or lpfp in tank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YMR View Post
    Hello, I have a 2013 B8.5 Quattro at 80k miles, I want to know what are common issues with this car that I should get taken care of now rather than later.
    Plus, I think this would be an informative thread for new b8.5 quattro owners.
    Ok ok - to be more serious - check the engine build date. Its on a white sticker on the timing cover - easy to see when you open the hood. If the date is within 2012 then you might want to consider the checking timing chain tensioner (there is a way to inspect it) or another round about way is to look into the timing chain lawsuit and see if your VIN is covered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick_B8 View Post
    which fuel pump? Hpfp in tank or lpfp in tank?
    High Pressure Fuel Pump
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximoose001 View Post
    High Pressure Fuel Pump
    Did they do anything else other than replace the pump? 1000 is way to much, considering pump is 320 off ecs and most people that have done it here on the forums take about 1-2 just to change it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick_B8 View Post
    Did they do anything else other than replace the pump? 1000 is way to much, considering pump is 320 off ecs and most people that have done it here on the forums take about 1-2 just to change it
    It was an OEM pump and he also installed an injen intake but the total was about $1,290


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    Quote Originally Posted by YMR View Post
    Hello, I have a 2013 B8.5 Quattro at 80k miles, I want to know what are common issues with this car that I should get taken care of now rather than later.
    Plus, I think this would be an informative thread for new b8.5 quattro owners.

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    I have a 2013 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro B8.5 with 66k miles and my valve cover was leaking oil, the shop said it was common in the engines. Got it resealed. It doesn't use a normal gasket though, it uses some type of silicone which is now green, from the manufacturer it was red, not sure if chemical composition is different now. Cost me $1,100 though





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    Quote Originally Posted by BoostedJoe View Post
    I have a 2013 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro B8.5 with 66k miles and my valve cover was leaking oil, the shop said it was common in the engines. Got it resealed. It doesn't use a normal gasket though, it uses some type of silicone which is now green, from the manufacturer it was red, not sure if chemical composition is different now. Cost me $1,100 though






    $1100 for sealant ? what's it made from ? Unicorn Sperm ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by audrobotic View Post
    There arenít any common B8.5 issues. Except for broken visor clips.
    There should be.
    It depends, some B8.5 was still equipped with ea888 Gen 2 2.0T
    Although the timing tensioner, diverter and the VW dodgy Piston ring had been addressed in the B8.5 but the PVC
    doesnít last and known to fail.

    Not certain of the ones with ea888 Gen 3 2.0T version from 2013/2014 -2016.

    There also has been complaints of minor cabin rattles as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theiceman View Post
    $1100 for sealant ? what's it made from ? Unicorn Sperm ?
    lmao the sealant wasnt $1100, it was the labor that was the majority of the price. I wouldn't try it myself I rather let the experts do it
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