[A4] estimates for 60k+tb+etc.

Philip S Massam p_massam at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 30 13:12:14 EST 2004

Got to remember that all things Audi cost $.  The parts cost, and the nature
of the engine itself etc mean that labor always costs more than on other

When my local service center decided they'd charge $89 for the
VAG-diagnostic that was when I decided that the TCO for the Audi was
becoming painful.

Having said that the prices in the email seem on the high end of reasonable.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David M. Weprin" <dave at weprin.net>
To: "'Stephen Lau'" <steve at grommit.com>; <a4 at audifans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 10:07 AM
Subject: RE: [A4] estimates for 60k+tb+etc.


I'm not sure what "60k service" means, but they should explain to you what
exactly it is, otherwise you could be paying $520 for them to say "we did a
60k service."

Fluids: the price is right but your transmission fluid "never needs to be
changed" - take it to an Audi dealership and they will send you away because
they will refuse to change your tranny fluid.  "It's a sealed system that is
never supposed to be flushed." Is what they told me.

$500 for a timing belt install is about right...  do the Audi's use a belt,
or a chain for timing?  If it's a chain, it should last 200k miles w/o need
for replacement.  (My Saturn used a timing chain)

$350 for a water pump install is a little high but not too far-fetched.


-----Original Message-----
From: a4-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:a4-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of
Stephen Lau
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 11:37 AM
To: a4 at audifans.com
Subject: [A4] estimates for 60k+tb+etc.

hey guys,
I talked to European Auto Works in Mountain View (Bay Area) to
get an estimate of what I need to get done at 60k.  They recommended
the following:
60k service - $520
oils (driveline, transaxle, transfer case, etc.) - $100-$150
timing belt - $505
water pump - $350

this adds up to about $1525.  what do you guys think?  is this a good
price or not?

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