[BiturboS4] BLOWN Turbos - Can I Assume That Audi Is Providing Me With Updated S4 Turbos ?

j y jimnetpa at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 19 00:23:03 EDT 2003

Again - I will not consider paying $2700 unless it's
the updated turbos and plumbing.

Yes, everyone is correct - Audi is sticking it to me
RETAIL - would u expect less from a car manufacturer.

How YBH Audi broke it down to me - the turbos retail
for $1800 each - 21 hours labor = $1500 - taxes +
fluids/misc parts = $300 - roughly speaking the total
= $5400.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I purchased a turbo
for my Porsche on ebay and it cost me $700
re-conditioned and retails for $1500.

So, $1800 for the Audi K03s - may not be that out of

Also, I received quotes from local independent Porsche
shops to install the re-conditioned turbo, and the
going labor rate was $75 (that included AWE - since
they are local to me).

Since I am paying HALF the LABOR on the S4 repair - my
effective labor rate is $35.71 for 21 hours.

The estimated time to install the re-conditioned turbo
that i bought on ebay was 10 hrs (I even confirmed
this with the turbo's vendor - KoKeln - they vouched
for the install time).

Again, taking this into consideration - 21 hrs for TWO
turbos is not totally unreasonable.

$300 for taxes/misc is not excessive either - because
sales tax is 6% in PA ($5100 * 0.06 = $306).

So, in my opinion, the price quote that received from
Audi is not really "WHACK", as my 19 yr college
freshman son would say.

I'm open to suggestions/counter points.


--- adamschwartz at rcn.com wrote:
> No problem.. I dont think I said my piece too well.
> Dont
> think I was too clear.
> But you know.. the price I saw of $4700ish on AWE's
> site was
> complete.. Actually it may not have included
> install, but
> definitely included software etc..
> What gets me about this whole thing is: Its nice
> that Audi is
> going to pay half. Very cool.. But $2700!!! Thats
> half? Thats
> what it should cost. Exactly.. go to a good
> independant shop
> and I bet you might even get it done for less, with
> them
> finding the parts for you.
> Still interested to know what the deal with the
> aftermarket
> warranty is. I have a warranty from
> warrantybynet.com, and in
> theory my turbo's are covered. They are supposed to
> be...
> -Adam
> >
> >Oh, I gotcha. Sorry.
> >
> >It's cool idea if you have to spend the money
> anyhow, but
> most likely he'll:
> >
> >1. Need other stuff to make it work (ECU sw, fuel
> rail. etc)
> and wind up
> >spending WAY more
> >
> >2. No warranty on K04s....whereas Audi will give
> him
> warranty of some sort
> >on the new turbos they put in, even if the rest of
> the car
> is out of
> >warranty.
> >
> >You can buy a pair of used K03's on ebay or the
> boards for
> around $600 for
> >both, then plus labor at good independent shop,
> that's
> probably
> >$1200......way less than what Audi is quoting even
> after the
> 50% discount
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