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90 V8Q.....another new Audi owner w/questions
In message <3232EEA1@msmailgw> Andy Tiura writes:
> I got copies of the receipts and was mortified to find that the front
> rotors cost $350 each. Post-purchase research indicates there's something
> rather unique about that model year's braking system. What's the real
> story here?
It's one of the ones they fitted with cheap rotors.
(Jeez. Only $350 and he's complaining already ...)
> That same dealer's "used-car buyer's inspection" suggests that over the next
> couple of years I will need shocks all 'round, belts, hood struts, and
> possibly a power steering pump. They also thought the rear crank seal might
> be leaking a little. The repair estimates they quoted for these items were
> sobering... especially the pump and the seal.... but I bought the car
What was the rear crank seal estimate? The part costs no more than a cheap
lunch. It's getting to it that's the problem - reckon on up to ten hours
labour. Have the clutch done while you're there. You'll _never_ get the fuel
injection right if the rear seal is leaking heavily.
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club