1991 200 turbo Quattro 20V with rotor/engine issues

Gaballah, Bill bgaballah at kpmg.com
Wed Jan 15 14:15:09 EST 2003


The tech stated in order to properly diagnose he would have to spend 9 hours
@ 95/hour- tearing down the front of the engine to see if there was valve
damage and properly inspect the belt etc.  If there were no valve damage
then he spend an additional 3 to 4 more hours installing a waterpump, timing
belt distributor, which would bring the total to 12-14 hours in labor at
95(1140) and parts estimates at 900.  roughly $2000 if there isn't any valve

I'm in hell!

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff.Bernstein at pneumaticscale.com
[mailto:Jeff.Bernstein at pneumaticscale.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2003 2:57 PM
To: bgaballah at kpmg.com
Cc: 200q20v at audifans.com
Subject: 1991 200 turbo Quattro 20V with rotor/engine issues

You have got to be kidding.  You are selling it to a guy at the dealer for
$800 who is paying for your incomplete diagnostics job of your car.  You
really should take some time to think about this decision.  A little shady
is a huge understatement.  You have just got to be kidding.

Jeff Bernstein

 Message: 15
From: "Gaballah, Bill" <bgaballah at kpmg.com>
To: "'200q20v at audifans.com'" <200q20v at audifans.com>
Subject: 1991 200 turbo Quattro 20V with rotor/engine issues
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 10:54:12 -0500

Thank you all for your input,

After consideration, I have decided to sell it.  A guy at the dealer wants
it for $800 and he'll pay the diagnostic charge.
I know it looks shady, but I am not willing to put in 8 to 12 hours at $95in
labor for him to tear it down and then say engine is shot, due to timing.  I
would have welcomed a second opinion, however I do not have time or the
willingness to put more money into towing and diagnostic fees.

Thanks again for your help.


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