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Offline Chchgti35

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04 A3 Quattro 3.2 Direct Injected?
« on: May 14, 2019, 06:38:37 pm »
Hi there,
Random question, just saw one on Trademe, vehicle images includes with a service invoice including ‘carbon clean’ with $85 for the product and $445 for 5 x hours labour for the ‘carbon clean’ along with $110 for pollen filter etc etc. Has this guy been ripped off? He wasn’t moaning i just saw the invoice and though carbon clean is only for GDI engines, thought 04 was a bit old for that?

Offline Worms

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Re: 04 A3 Quattro 3.2 Direct Injected?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 04:01:34 pm »
Direct injection was in the Touran 1.6 FSI and 2.0FSI in 2004, but the 8P A3 3.2 was the same engine as the R32 Golf - NOT FSI direct injected...

Offline Chchgti35

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Re: 04 A3 Quattro 3.2 Direct Injected?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 08:27:25 pm »
Thanks, thats VERY interesting as I asked the seller the question and he said he spoke to the servicing garage and they confirmed ‘direct injection’ the listing # is 2058297565
Not trying to cause anyone any trouble, just curious, the vin has 8P in it and the engine code is BDB. Surely they wouldn’t try a stunt like that would they ?

Offline Trofeo

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Re: 04 A3 Quattro 3.2 Direct Injected?
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2019, 05:50:14 am »
All cars will benefit from a carbon clean, just direct injection engines suffer buildup much quicker and more severely. However on a low mileage car like this I'd question the justification for spending $500 on it.

Seems like quite a lot of car for close to $6k, although I question the quick flick.
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Offline Lurch

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Re: 04 A3 Quattro 3.2 Direct Injected?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2019, 08:52:02 am »
I have never seen a VR6 with carbon build up, there is too much fuel washing past the intake ports and valves, this guy has completely been taken for a ride

Offline Chchgti35

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Re: 04 A3 Quattro 3.2 Direct Injected?
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2019, 09:58:27 pm »
The part that begs the question is: why is he being told this car is DI when according to several knowledgeable people here, it is not? That’s a very scary scenario