Any advice on buying an A6

Hi,
I'm looking to buy an a6, poss. 2.5tdi (in the range of 1998 -2000 ). Is there anything I should look out for or know problem with this car?

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wrote:

- Check if the engine is leaking oil. There's a service bulletin covering the change of some of the oil circuit (which was done on my car at the beginning free of charge).
If that's not done the oil sieve at the crankshaft housing vent will get slightly jammed up and the pressure in the crankshaft housing will increase pressing the oil out through the seals.
- There is another service bulletin covering the change of the post heating of the AFM.
Coming out of the factory at some of these models the AFM wire was heated for a minute after engine shutdown to remove any deposits. This had exactly the opposite effect and some oil fumes coated the wire, being burned into it by the post heating phase. The technical bulletin says to cut the heating wire and to route a new one from the electronics box directly to the AFM. That one would then only heat the AFM during engine operation.
Check the suspension in the front. They didn't call it recall but made a check of the front suspensions on the Passat and the A6 of about that age for inceasing tolerances on rubber bushes.
Apart from that: GO BUY ONE. I love mine.
Regards
Wolfgang
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thanks for this.
So far I have found little mention of problems with these cars so I'm off this afternoon to test drive and hopefully buy!.

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