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Zammy

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184 posts

49 months

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Wednesday 3rd November 2010 quote quote all
Hi,

We are seriously considernig an Audi A4 2.0TDi S-Line but yesterday was told by a friend to avoid the ones with the engine code BLB. Having done a quick google on the BLB engine I'm reading lots of horror stories of how the fuel pump/shaft? are failing on these with repair prices into the thousands!!

Does anyone own an Audi with BLB engine and had this problem? Also is it just the BLB engine that has this problem?

Am gutted now as had seen the car I wanted and am now fearing the worst if i do buy it.

j_richards123

48 posts

78 months

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Wednesday 3rd November 2010 quote quote all
Hello mate,
Here's a thread on AS net well worth looking at....

http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/audi-s4-a4-a4-cab-b7-...

Quite glad I went for a petrol B7!

Zammy

Original Poster:

184 posts

49 months

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Wednesday 3rd November 2010 quote quote all
j_richards123 said:
Hello mate,
Here's a thread on AS net well worth looking at....

http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/audi-s4-a4-a4-cab-b7-...

Quite glad I went for a petrol B7!
Cheers j....oh my life this seems like quite a big problem, am really gutted now as i wanted the more powerful 2.0 rather than 1.9.

Frimley111R

5,775 posts

120 months

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Wednesday 3rd November 2010 quote quote all
Just don't get one with the CVT/auto box. Its the worse auto box ever!

Zammy

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184 posts

49 months

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Monday 8th November 2010 quote quote all
Frimley111R said:
Just don't get one with the CVT/auto box. Its the worse auto box ever!
Nah mate will defo be a manual...thanks for the warning though.
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ManOpener

2,855 posts

55 months

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Monday 8th November 2010 quote quote all
My old man briefly had one of these, the oil pump failed in a cloud of smoke worthy of a Bond car about a year into its life.
He swapped it in for an E90 3-series, like any senseible person would.

andyspy

3 posts

93 months

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Wednesday 12th January 2011 quote quote all
AVOID at all costs.

Just had mine go on me. 2k to fix the balance shafts, oil pump, cam belt etc etc etc. Basically needs new parts fitting as the old system does not work and Audi are aware of the issue

Also ac compressor went last year .......... £800 thanks very much.

Damn its a shame as its a lovely car.

Avoid the BLB engine at all cost.

Andy

NinjaPower

3,354 posts

66 months

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Wednesday 12th January 2011 quote quote all
I had an A3 S-Line with the 2.0TDi engine.

I owned it from 1 year old to 60k miles as my daily hack.

It developed really bad electrical problems that no one could diagnose, meaning even if you drove it all morning it would have a flat battery in the afternoon. Then it would be fine for a week at a time at random.

Then disaster struck... It started guzzling water. I had it checked out and turned out that the head had gone porous.
I was told by the independent VW/Audi mechanic that I use that it was a common fault and it needed a complete new head on it!!

So I sold it quickly to a trader.

Shame, as the engine delivered more power than enough and was so economical I thought Audi had pioneered space age technology...

It was the most unreliable car I have ever owned.




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