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Re: Fuel filter intervals...
> >Another point, the scheduled maint. for BMW and Mercedes, is far more
> >extensive (as listed below). So either the B & M have built a good market
> >for their Service department or Audi is being cheap on it's FREE maint.
> >Could be both, since I think Audi is setting up their service department
> >for huge ($$$) 60K services, when the owner has to pay.
> I had the 60K done and I don't remember the exact cost but it didn't seem
> "huge". Especially compared to the cost of hydraulic components.
I am thinking in terms of my V-6 90CS. To get the timing belt changed
looks real expensive. The parts, $12 oil filter for example, are expensive
and labor is expensive. Again "huge" is relative to what I have seen
with my 1.5 year old Audi compared to what my 6 year old BMW has cost me.
I would add that by 60K coolant and brake fluid should be replaced, add
oxygen sensor and can be expensive.
Also, 6 years ago I was hunting for a recent model 4000. I found several
"just off lease" (3-4yr/50-70K) Audis that needed major maintenance and
repairs. Every owner was adamant that they had records, and well
maintained their Audis. By the book they were right, but longevity wasn't