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By a4wagon on
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1998 Audi A4 2.8 Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD
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This car is junky. I owned it less than a year and had $7000.00+ in repairs. Most of the time this was my primary vehicle, I was driving my 1995 Dakota instead, because it always runs. The timing belts on these will not last until the recommended service interval. This is critical for you to replace early if you have a 2.8 car. You will be VERY VERY unhappy if your belt goes. This will cost you thousands. Just replace the belt at about 50,000. I promise you'll be glad you did. After that disaster, the car still has not been running well, and as you know it takes weeks and weeks to get these repairs done on an a4 at any of the dealerships.
Suggested Improvements
Either get better water pumps and idlers or change your recommended service interval for the timimg belt to a more realistic 50,000 miles.
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