Need help picking C5 A6 or 02-04 A4?
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Wed Jul 14 09:25:45 PDT 2010
I was referring to the 3liter V6.
the belt V8's are nearly as costly, and the chain V8's are a different story
with service intervals too short for a guy like me that can easily put 15k
miles down in a year.
On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 9:59 AM, hayes myers <hayesmyers at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is that maintenance with respect to a V8? (the 400 dollar cam plugs). For
> the price of these cars used spending money on maintenance is ok in my
> books. i'll do most myself (ok ok..with help from my guru friends) anyway...
> this will be my long distance car...probably keep running the Echo back and
> forth to work on 'most' days ..or perhaps i just tell myelf that now :)
> Guess i need to do more research as well. So many choices!
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 12:06 AM, brian hoeft <qweblog at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I personally would agree with whoever expressed avoiding the 3.0L
>> AVK/BBK) through my own personal experience. Quite costly and quite
>> inefficient IMO. performance for fuel mileage is unacceptable to me. my
>> for a FULL t-belt R&R is nearly or over 2k! crazy..
>> As a servicer it doesnt bother me, but I did just have a customer trade
>> '03 A6 when he soiled his pants after my T-belt quote. .. cam plugs alone
>> were something close to 400 each.. and theres 4 of them.. special tools
>> alone are a few hundred..
>> as for the 2.7t in any configuration.. great source of power with proper
>> mods or even stock will keep many happy. if you do your own work even
>> better. you'll get good at puling the engine within a few years..
>> you will pull that engine, or pay someone else to.
>> your other potential would be what i would moreso lean towards. 1.8t's are
>> over done, everywhere (pro&con there) and far too often neglected to the
>> point of thousands to get correct, but if you find a gem, your cost in the
>> long run financially&emotionally will be better.
>> keep in mind, this is my own jaded opinion from working on these various
>> models for years and you know,, opinions are like ________..
>> as with all, look out for; goon rigging, front suspension/control arms,
>> trans/diff seals, engine seals, general preventative mantenance?, inst.
>> cluster issues, ABS pump codes, coil issues, etc.
>> if I sound negative, forgive me, theres lots to enjoy about these cars,
>> also lots to criticize.
>> On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 7:56 PM, Rob <beattyr2003 at cox.net> wrote:
>> > Mulling over what I want to get next to replace the 12v6 A6 that was my
>> > daily driver.
>> > I am leaning towards the A6 2.7T w/6 speed. Any particular reasons why
>> > I wouldnt be happy with this car? Any known problems to that platform?
>> > I was told the 3.0 was something to avoid. Is that because the 30v is a
>> > mechanical nightmare of a head?
>> > I do all my own work, have VagCom and am very familiar with Audi having
>> > had 4 type 44's and 2 12v V6 C4 A6s.
>> > My other potential choice could be 02-04 A4 1.8t.
>> > Anyone wanna give me some pros and cons of each?
>> > Thanks!
>> > Rob
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