[A4] dead 2001 A4 1.8Tq
thejimrose at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 13:18:55 PDT 2008
i dont know eaw, but previous experience is always good. my personal
favorite is 034 - talk to javad, tell him i set you, they are a great shop
with competitive rates and do lots of custom work, so a basic engine swap is
s.o.p for them. only downside is that they can be slow [they're very busy,
which is a good sign] they also sell a lot of parts and have very good
pricing. i'd be very curious to know what your shop is charging you for a
new turbo. if it's more than 800 they're ripping you off. or their supplier
is ripping them off.
streetwerke is also liked in freemont [i think]. there is also 2bennett
audimotive in davis, a little far but audi rockstars. and advanced audi in
SF is also very well liked - i have several friends that get all of their
work done there.
you can at least call around, explain your situation and get some quotes. if
the clutch has any more than 80k on it i'd do it.
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.
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