[BiturboS4] And... the saga continues (blown turbo)
helas98 at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 27 12:34:58 EDT 2003
Man that really sucks to hear about
that......Hopefully they will take care of everything
If only some SA would listen to us, these things would
Ironically this is not the first I have heard of this.
A friend of mine had his replaced 3 times back to
back, because they forgot to connect the oil lines.
--- Richard Ness <richard at nessnet.com> wrote:
> The next chapter....
> As most of you know from previous posts, I had a
> turbo "grenade" about a
> month ago.
> Audi generously picked up 75% of the repair, so I
> couldn't go the K04,
> exhaust etc, route.
> BTW, when the turbo blew, it took out a cat, so they
> had to replace it as
> So, I pick up the car Monday (this week) after Audi
> sent the wrong cat
> twice, delaying the
> job a week.... still quite a bit of smoke when in
> hard boost and here's the
> " a fairly loud dentist's drill type whine".
> So, I bring the car back in Tues with the complaint
> of the noise and the
> continued smoking...
> I make a big point about the noise and that maybe a
> seal wasn't installed
> right and oil was
> getting into the hot exhaust stream....
> They keep the car all week and supposedly pulled the
> intercoolers and
> cleaned them of oil....
> The noise, they swear is "within normal" and the
> smoke is old oil in the
> muffler and exhaust and
> "take it for a good run and it will burn off
> Well..... I pick up the car last night (Thurs) and
> decide to take it for
> that "run"
> not more than 10 minutes into it, BOOF!!!!, (I hear
> parts flying) and huge
> cloud of smoke!!
> Same side turbo is again toast. Oil everywhere,
> light comes on...
> Damn, I sure wish they had listened to me (and I'm
> sure they wish they had
> too) I towed the car
> last night after the dealer was closed and stuck it
> right in front of the
> main entrance, spewing oil
> all over their nice clean pavement.
> The kick in the head while I was down????
> The f*#^%ng moron tow truck driver (flatbed) tore up
> the front bumper cover
> real good dragging the front of the
> car across my driveway.
> Needless to say, I was PISSED last evening.... even
> the dogs stayed out of
> my way
> Dealer is very apologetic this morning and "will
> take care of everything
> very quickly" The only reason I'm
> not tearing the service manager's face off is that
> he is solely responsible
> for getting the 75% from Audi
> and I can't light into someone that took care of me
> very well in the past,
> (or at least not yet anyway)....
> I think I need a new (whole) engine at this
> point..... on THEIR dime!!!!!! I
> also called my body shop and they are
> stopping by and writing a sheet on the front and
> presenting it to the
> dealer. I WILL NOT PAY ANOTHER DIME!!!
> Or, if asked for ANY additional $$, they will be
> talking to an attorney
> (mine) within the hour.
> No more Mr. Nice guy.....
> Richard Ness
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