[ba] cracked oil pan on A4 2.8L
iin10ded at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 20 17:36:35 EST 2004
What's up Rob!?
Doesn't sound too outlandish to me. But i would for sure want to see the
crack - the mechanic shouldn't have any trouble pointing it out to verify.
If he wasn't on the level it wouldn't take much to call a leaky pan gasket
[very comon] a cracked pan [way less common] and pocket a few bucks. Not to
be paranoid, but stick your head under it.
who is the mechanic?
>From: robert weinberg <centaurus3200 at yahoo.com>
>To: biturbos4 at www.audifans.com
>CC: ba-group at www.audifans.com
>Subject: [ba] cracked oil pan on A4 2.8L
>Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 14:31:37 -0800 (PST)
>my fiance has a 97 A4 2.8L qauttro. her mechanic said
>the oil pan is cracked. needs a new one. $140 for the
>pan 3 hours for the labor. so, about $375-400 all said
>and done. i've been quoted 3 hours to change the leaky
>pan gasket on my sho. so, it's in the ballpark.
>question is, do these things crack often? i've seen
>maybe a couple drops from her car now and then.
>nothing huge. i'm sure the guy's on the level, just
>sort of a wacky thing to happen. big rock?
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