[A4] dead 2001 A4 1.8Tq

Stephen Lau steve at grommit.com
Tue Apr 1 12:30:37 PDT 2008

thejimrose wrote:
> wow that's a total bummer. sorry for the loss. you're in the bay area 
> - there are several good audi shops around, not sure who you're using 
> but hopefully it's not a dealer.
> as brandon said, i imagine a swap would run FAR less than 9k - but 
> still probably 3-5k when all's said and done, b/c there are so many 
> 'might as well' repairs while they're in there. if the rest of the car 
> is in good nick, and depending on mileage and such, it may not be a 
> bad option. what else can you get for 4 grand or so?
> contact me off list i'm happy to recommend good local indy shops.
> jim
hi jim,
    the car is at European Autoworks in Mountain View at the moment.  
they've been a good shop for me in the past, so i'd like to think they 
aren't ripping me off on this one.  the prices they were getting for the 
engine alone was $2800 (used from a scrapyard).  The $9k included new 
motor mounts & turbo since the engine for $2800 didn't come with any of 
the "accessories".  It also included a new clutch for that exact 'might 
as well' reason.

if you have some other recommendations, i'd be happy to hear them.


stephen lau | steve at grommit.com | www.whacked.net

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