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Offline Deagle

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What to do with a 1996 A6 avant quattro?
« on: July 29, 2013, 03:55:45 pm »
Hi all,

As the title suggests: I have an 1996 A6 avant quattro (2.6) with 280,000(ish)k's.

Unfortunately one of the gaskets has given way and the oil is mixing with the coolant. The service yard it was taken to was quoting more than its worth to replace the entire engine..

And my situation is that I no longer need the car anyway (even if it was working).

The easy option that I'm looking at is sending the car to the wreckers $500?

But before I do that, is there anything worth salvaging or parting out for anyone (here or otherwise)?

Offline Andy_007

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Re: What to do with a 1996 A6 avant quattro?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2013, 10:50:10 pm »
Hi all,

As the title suggests: I have an 1996 A6 avant quattro (2.6) with 280,000(ish)k's.

Unfortunately one of the gaskets has given way and the oil is mixing with the coolant. The service yard it was taken to was quoting more than its worth to replace the entire engine..

And my situation is that I no longer need the car anyway (even if it was working).

The easy option that I'm looking at is sending the car to the wreckers $500?

But before I do that, is there anything worth salvaging or parting out for anyone (here or otherwise)?

What interior does it have, leather seats etc ?
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Offline slowburn

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Re: What to do with a 1996 A6 avant quattro?
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2013, 08:13:55 am »
i'd be keen on the pedal box and pedals and clutch M/C and  cable too please,basically all you'd need to do a auto to manual swap on the same car as yours but is auto

can anyone else think of anything that would help in this swap that i may need off this donor?

cheers
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Offline UKRSKiwi

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What to do with a 1996 A6 avant quattro?
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2013, 10:35:37 am »
Computer?

You may have traction control issues when switching from Auto to Manual.

 
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Offline Deagle

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Re: What to do with a 1996 A6 avant quattro?
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2013, 12:46:33 pm »
Hey! thanks for the replies!

What interior does it have, leather seats etc ?

The interior is fabric, worn but not ripped or anything like that, but still fabric so probably not worth very much.


i'd be keen on the pedal box and pedals and clutch M/C and  cable too please,basically all you'd need to do a auto to manual swap on the same car as yours but is auto

can anyone else think of anything that would help in this swap that i may need off this donor?

cheers

Ill keep that in mind, I'm just trying to explore some other options at the moment (like taking the dealership to court) considering I only drove the car for half a tank..

But if that goes south, the cars in Hamilton.

Offline Deagle

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Re: What to do with a 1996 A6 avant quattro?
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2013, 12:57:24 pm »
Just a heads up, i am still deciding whether to take it to court, and I dont have access to the car at the moment.

But on the off-chance that anyone out there has Porsche 944 parts to trade...

Offline BB

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Re: What to do with a 1996 A6 avant quattro?
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 04:32:06 pm »
Did you recently buy it from a dealership?
 How long does a oldish car like this get as a warrantee if bought from a yard? 3 months I would have thought but not more?
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Offline Deagle

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Re: What to do with a 1996 A6 avant quattro?
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2013, 07:32:18 pm »
Yeah from a dealership, through Trademe, In January, but it broke down a few weeks after i bought it (with hardly any use), so im going to try and get something done under the consumer guarantees act.

I havent done anything about it until now, ive been busy in Christchurch. But i'm about to start working with a proper job in another part of the country, so I'm not sure i can really be bothered to go through the court (and just take the loss :-\)