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Actually I found the same engine in a polo I had sounded odd to me and I love 5 cyl. engines. There’s a thing about the chain drive to the oil pump that also put me off them a bit. Just sounded like dubious over elaborate engineering in a mission critical area.

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39 minutes ago, HMC said:

Actually I found the same engine in a polo I had sounded odd to me and I love 5 cyl. engines. There’s a thing about the chain drive to the oil pump that also put me off them a bit. Just sounded like dubious over elaborate engineering in a mission critical area.

Yes, there's conflicting information as to when to change these items; I decided to get mine done after nearly seven years and 117,000 miles in my ownership. 

Expensive day out, but less expensive than an engine shitting itself on lane three of a Motorway! 👍 👍 👍 😎 😎 😎 

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24 minutes ago, Leyland Worldmaster said:

Yes, there's conflicting information as to when to change these items; I decided to get mine done after nearly seven years and 117,000 miles in my ownership. 

Expensive day out, but less expensive than an engine shitting itself on lane three of a Motorway! 👍 👍 👍 😎 😎 😎 

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The general consensus on the excellent a2oc.net forum is that you should replace the chain and tensioner that  drives the oil pump & balance shaft at the next cam belt interval after 110k, miles while it’s all apart anyway.

 

Some have been known to soldier on without this to the lunar mileages that these are famous for (I think the high score on the forum is currently somewhere around the 500k mark!) - however you’re running an increased risk after this point as some seem to wear faster than others for no obvious reason (failure has been known to occur at circa 150k miles on cars that have been well-maintained as they should have been). I had mine done a few months ago at 135k and whilst there was wear, it would have probably been fine for more than half of that again at least.

In short, @HMC if you ever consider one of these again then this point is not an issue, just get it done if needed according to the advice above - then you can forget about it.

I’m happy if these stay forgotten and low in value as I’ll never sell mine and don’t want A2-specific parts (trim etc.) to become pricey!

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45 minutes ago, Dj_efk said:

The general consensus on the excellent a2oc.net forum is that you should replace the chain and tensioner that  drives the oil pump & balance shaft at the next cam belt interval after 110k, miles while it’s all apart anyway.

 

Some have been known to soldier on without this to the lunar mileages that these are famous for (I think the high score on the forum is currently somewhere around the 500k mark!) - however you’re running an increased risk after this point as some seem to wear faster than others for no obvious reason (failure has been known to occur at circa 150k miles on cars that have been well-maintained as they should have been). I had mine done a few months ago at 135k and whilst there was wear, it would have probably been fine for more than half of that again at least.

In short, @HMC if you ever consider one of these again then this point is not an issue, just get it done if needed according to the advice above - then you can forget about it.

I’m happy if these stay forgotten and low in value as I’ll never sell mine and don’t want A2-specific parts (trim etc.) to become pricey!

I reckon if we tell people they're shite, they will stay under the radar... 😁

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Why am I even searching the internet for Audi A2s ?

Relive the dream.

2003 Audi a2 1.6tdi sport Alloys etc Cars losing water. Also requires battery due to sitting 1 key and v5 Hole in Exhaust £350 takes it. Will need new battery to start. NO MOT

May be an image of car and food

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/686378342044364/?ref=search&referral_code=undefined

 

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I'd like to own one at some point. Agree with HMC re pricing, but when I look they are always on the steep side. Nice lookimg ones at least.

Interesting comparison with Honda Jazz - also on my must-own list, I hadn't considered them as similar conceptually but I guess they share a similar shape and desire to be clever.

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2 hours ago, doug said:

Why am I even searching the internet for Audi A2s ?

Relive the dream.

2003 Audi a2 1.6tdi sport Alloys etc Cars losing water. Also requires battery due to sitting 1 key and v5 Hole in Exhaust £350 takes it. Will need new battery to start. NO MOT

May be an image of car and food

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/686378342044364/?ref=search&referral_code=undefined

 

There wasn't a 1.6TDI; from the pictures, it appears to be a 1.6FSI... Carry out the sensible checks, look at the Buyer's Guide on the A2OC and then go for it! 

Further advice too; watch Garages like a hawk and make sure you are familiar with the correct Jacking Points. 

The Sill Covers are Plastic and NOT structural. Also, on the UK N/S the F/R Brake Lines are situated some way above these Sill Covers. 

If a Garage attempts to lift on the Sill Cover on that side... 

Please don't ask me how I know... It was a fucking close call! I use a different Garage that knows the A2 now... 👍 👍 👍 😎 😎 😎 

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1 hour ago, marm said:

I'd like to own one at some point. Agree with HMC re pricing, but when I look they are always on the steep side. Nice lookimg ones at least.

Interesting comparison with Honda Jazz - also on my must-own list, I hadn't considered them as similar conceptually but I guess they share a similar shape and desire to be clever.

Sooner rather than later! The rate of attrition is high! 

When I was looking on Auto Trader back in 2014, I recall seeing about 230 for sale nationally. 

In 2019 when it was touch and go with the Insurance Company, I saw about 23... And the choice wasn't so great... 

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Well I picked Alison up today. She passed her MOT with one advisory notice. 

The A\C was inoperative due to the Filter Drier Pipe Connection O Ring being fucked, m8. 

Also, Alison was doing a good impression of a Volvo B7TL with her Radiator Fan running at full speed. 

The excellent resources on the Audi A2 Owners Club revealed the Lower Radiator Hose Temperature Sensor was probably the cause. Which it was! 

Alison is on 246,000 miles and will be eighteen this year! She can do many things legally now! 

😁😁😁🎉🎉🎉🎊🎊🎊

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