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    Unique A1

    Got this A1 at a very good price
    My wife use to own a A1 sport that She loved to bits but I sold it on her. Twin charge DSG was just too much to worry about.
    she wanted another A1 but iv never seen a S line in Manuel but came across this TDI model with a 5 speed.
    I find this very unique being I
    That iv never seen a fully loaded S line with a 5 speed.
    Itís a awesome car and I got it at a very cheep price with only 70,000kms
    The car is in a pretty bad shape itís iron contamination all over the paint and is taking for ever to strip off.
    Coolant was full of rust but reversed flush until there was no debris.
    Other then all the outstanding maintenance, the car is perfect. No dints or scratches.
    Starting to get everything ready for a full service.











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    Nice one - looking at the other photo you posted in the "most recent shot of your ride" thread I assumed it was a petrol model because you very rarely see a TDI in the A1 and with the big wheels and sport kit it made me think it must be a petrol model. So yes i dare say that's a pretty unique car here in Australia.

    Re the coolant being full of rust, i wonder if the infamous VAG coolant consumption issue affected this car and the owner/mechanic was just topping it up with tap water and reducing the coolant concentration over the years?

    Came up really nice after a good decontamination and polish. Wife happy?

    Apparently these little 1.6 TDI engine get huge gains with a stage 1 tune (+45kw and +90nm). That would make for a little rocket.
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    Unique A1

    I havenít done t polish yet. The paint is covered with iron contamination.

    The coolant on the other hand is very strange. The owner just has it go to the mechanics and had a service including coolant flush. Itís either they didnít do it or they filled it up with just tap water.

    I was a bit hesitant on Th e whole TDI but after driving from Nsw to sa in it, itís a perfect cruzzer. 4.2/100 on the whole trip is amazing.
    It needs a serious detail but other then that the car is completely straight.

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    From this



    To this



    Gave the little thing a very good make over

    Oil and filter change

    Brake and clutch fluid flush




    And a deep clean in front wheel arches, engine and plenum.









    And finally a foam wash










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    Next is the under body and rear arches along with new pads and rotors.

    But still have the RS5 to get back on the road

    Another halt on beast because for some reason they put the wrong pads in the box





    So Iím stuck with a new rotor on one side and old pads



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    The little A1 looks awesome .... will be even better once you are all done with it!

    How much did you end up paying, sounds like it was a good buy.
    Current: 2018 MY19 Golf R manual Lapiz Blue + DAP (mods are underway ) 2018 MY18 Golf 110TSI Trendline manual White (with mods now 145TSI) 2014 Amarok TSI Red (tuned over 200kw + lots of extras) 2017 Mustang GT manual Race Red with mods now making 370kw
    10 Previous VWs and some others ...

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    Nicely done on the detailing and servicing - very thorough. Funnily enough it reminds me of the process I went through several years back when I purchased a grotty Mk6 GTI. My other German fling: Mk6 GTI

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    Trying to chase up this parking assist fault now.



    Driving me crazy because I canít find the J446 control unit for the parking system.

    Found the rear buzzer



    Service Manuel states that itís behind the glove box


    Only thing that is there is the headlight control unit.

    Anyone have a clue where the hell it is?


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