1991 200 turbo Quattro 20V with rotor/engine issues

Peter Schulz peschulz at cisco.com
Wed Jan 15 15:24:07 EST 2003


Once more for the masses....

why did you originally bring the car for service?
What was the issue and the symptoms.


At 02:15 PM 1/15/2003 -0600, Gaballah, Bill wrote:
>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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