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Im new to this forum, but just hoping you can help me a bit?

I've just bought a 1994 Audi 80 2.0 Sport SE Auto.

It has 126,000 on the clock but runs smooth apart from:

1) a clunking from the front suspension when driving over rough
ground or turning hard while accelerating (e.g. pulling out of a
junction). I think there is also a single clunk from the rear
suspension when cornering round an island. Anyone have any ideas
what these could be? Maybe bushes or balljoints etc.?

2) the front shocks are very soft and you can hear them 'squelching'
when you bounce the car. When looking at normal
80 shocks are around £30, but the 80 Sport shocks are £107!! Is it
possible to fit normal 80 shocks to the Sport model? What are the

3) the fuel gauge sometimes reads halfway then the next minute will
be near zero (scaring the crap out of me) but then sometimes making
its way back to the quarter to half point. Is this the sender unit
(£40) or is it likely to be something more complicated?

4) as far as I know the cam belt (timing belt?) has not been changed
since 41,000. I'm not used to modern overhead cam engines, so can
you tell me if this is a problem? I've heard it can destroy your
engine if it breaks so it should be changed every 40,000 or so miles.
I should probably mention that it is an ABK engine.

Please all of you any help you can give me on any of these things
are muchly appreciated! Also does anyone know if there is a workshop
manual you can buy because apparently Haynes don't make one for the
Audi 80 91-95 model?!


Ian Thomason

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Hi there,

I have an Audi Coupe '94 2.0 16v with 142,000 miles on it.

Interestingly, I too get the clunking from the suspension - I believe this to be the bushes.

My fuel gauge is interesting as well - I'm currently seeking advise on it, so if I hear of anything first I will let you know.

And you are right about the manuals. It's a bugger! The only thing I can suggest is getting the Audi 80, 90, and coupe manual Haynes do as it will cover most things on the car aside from the engine. I've been trying to find specific engine manuals for types of engine. The fact that you know the engine code helps greatly.

The last point I would say is that defnately get that cambelt done. Some might last for 60,000 miles, but either way you are overdue for a change. It's cheaper to change that belt than the engine :)

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hi all.
if your temp gauge is crazy as well then you got the voltage stabilaizer flue.
it lies on the instrument cluster and need replacing.
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