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Bent Valve on 90 200
Mike sez the Audi dealer wants >>>$3,000.00<<< to replace a valve
and exhaust manifold.
First Mike, I would not pay anywhere near that kind of money, for
anything Audi guy says you need. What you are talking about, in the most
basic sense, is a very minor job of pulling the head [takes time, not
talent] and replacing a single valve, right?
Second, Audi made a damned poor exhaust manifold [IMHO] which
should have been replaced by a recall. The service guy says "almost
always cracked". Hmmmmm. Ask him whether Audi ever issued a service
bulletin on the exhaust manifold. Many replacements were to be done by
Audi--at Audi's cost--providing of course that you knew the double secret
handshake----just another BS way of doing business, that Audi has
developed into an art form.
Call imparts in St. Louis and get prices on headgasket, etc.
Then find a good shop to take the head to.