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2002 a8L

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Old 08-10-2013, 01:35 PM
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I found one for$7800.It looks nice Burgundy red.Since my a6 was hit on the rear wheel and pushed forward 4-5 inches.Im just looking in case they total it.I hope they dont! The a8l is a 4.2.supposed to be a one owner car. Interior is perfect no tears in the seats.what are some of the problems with the a8?I will take it for a test ride monday.Are all of the a8s aluminum bodies?as far as I can tell it has all of the options.is the 02 a8l a belt or chain for timing? Thanks
 
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:00 AM
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The really major problem that the D2 A8s had was the transmission. Being that the car is an 02, I would get it checked out by a dealer for the following: rear main seal oil leaks, rear diff leaks/noises, ANY TYPE OF SHUTTER OR JERKING IN THE TRANSMISSION WHILE SHIFTING UP AN DOWN, any type of codes for slipping torque converter, ANY ISSUES with CATALYTIC CONVERTERS, also if there is any lifter/valve train noise coming from top of the engine. Unfortunately this is a timing belt car and it's about $1500 to do it. I use to have a 2000 A8, I sold with 230K, and transmission was gone. If transmission goes, you going to be out 5K for sure.
 
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:51 AM
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Thanks for your info on the a8. It is hard to find a 10 yr old Audi that is well maintained to Audi specs! The a8 I looked at had leaks in rear diff! It was hard to look underneath it.I should look for one of those mirrors they use to see if you have cats on your car!
I will just keep hunting for a good one!
 
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