[BiturboS4] Dealer issue - mods
jysap at cs.com
jysap at cs.com
Thu Oct 3 23:44:07 EDT 2002
Moral of the Story:
DON'T MOD YOUR CAR UNTIL THE WARRANTY PERIOD EXPIRES (I have 6k mi left) !
ALSO, FIND A GOOD AFTERMKT TUNER WHO CAN SECOND GUESS THE DEALER - OR HAVE THEM DO THE WORK THAT DEALER HAS SHOWN A COMPLETE LACK OF COMPETENCE IN DOING (if your warranty has expired)
00 S4 Audi
86 951 Porsche (many mods)
"Marc A. Abernethy" <abernethy at lotteryusa.com> wrote:
>Just took my car in for the 40K service. They found that the brake fluid
>had been contaminated. It appeared that someone had topped it off with
>power steering fluid. Cost to flush $200. I stated that it had to have
>been them. They did the previous service and an Audi dealer in FL did
>the service previously. So either they did not catch it the last time
>or it was them. The service manger assured me that their top mechanic
>worked on it. "He is one of the top mechanics in the country." I again
>stated that there is no reason that I would touch it for it is
>completely covered under warranty. I had not even lifted the hood since
>the last service.
>At the time I brought the car in for service I had also mentioned that
>the power steering was squeaking. So now he starts hinting that because
>the car has some mods and had squeaking that I might have done it. That
>pretty much irritated the hell out of me.
>So, I am just venting now. But I think there is a moral to the story.
>If you mod your car, you may get blamed for everything that goes wrong.
>Word of warning.
>I had a Honda Accord for a loaner. I hated just about every minute.
>But will admit it had better sound than my factory Bose system. It is
>nice to have my toy home.
>'01 S4 6spd
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