[A4] Maintenance nightmare ....

Jon delta9 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 5 13:40:17 EDT 2006

I can say that I have saved at least $500 by having VAG-COM so I can
do a little diagnosing  on my own before I take it into the shop.  I
had a CEL recently, replaced my Bailey BPV with a 710N valve and
noticed that a vacuum line had rotted and fallen off.  Total cost to
get the CEL to go away was about $45.  I can guarantee that would've
been a $300 trip to the shop (minimum).

On 9/5/06, Brian J White <brian at bjwhite.net> wrote:
> Not exactly 'normal' but heck, you can do an ABS control unit
> replacement by yourself for cheaper.  Find a used one and sped a
> Saturday morning replacing it.
> I'd say...start working on the car yourself and you won't have $2000
> bills every year.
> At 10:00 2006-09-05, Venkat Venkataratnam wrote:
> >Hello,
> >
> >I recently had the ABS and Brakes come up on my dashboard. I took it to Audi
> >and they said the ABS control unit needs to be replaced along with one other
> >part. Net is .... a damage of $1300.
> >
> >I have a 1998 A4 2.4 Quattro (115K miles) and like it when it does not have
> >problems.
> >
> >I seem to incur about $1500 to $2000 every year over the last 3 years. In
> >fact, when I took my car for service in June, the Audi service rep.
> >mentioned various parts that needed to be replaced all for about $2500. This
> >didn't include the ABS/brake stuff. I didn't want him to fix anything then.
> >
> >My question to you all is: Is it normal to incur around $2000 every year? My
> >car I bet is not worth more than $9000.
> >
> >Thanks.
> >
> >Venkat
> >
> >
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