[Biturbos4] HELP! 2000 S4 Timing Belt Slipped
jeffreybettencourt at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 2 08:50:40 EST 2004
Keman & Ned,
Thanks so much for the response, I hope you're
right - I will get a written estimate/description of
the issue as well as pictures.
I'm in the Boston area; does anyone know a "good"
dealership or specialty shop that could give me an
accurate second opinion on this?
I will send more info when I get something back
from the dealer regarding the diagnosis.
Thanks again everyone for the quick response!
--- Ned Ritchie <Q at IntendedAcceleration.com> wrote:
> I agree with Keman. Turbochargers are not even an
> issue. A few valves
> and labor.
> Ned Ritchie
> -----Original Message-----
> From: biturbos4-bounces at www.audifans.com
> [mailto:biturbos4-bounces at www.audifans.com] On
> Behalf Of Keman
> Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2004 8:50 AM
> To: Jeff Bettencourt; biturbos4 at www.audifans.com
> Subject: Re: [Biturbos4] HELP! 2000 S4 Timing Belt
> That repair bill is bullshit. I've fixed slipped
> timing belt engines
> which I
> am truely surprised did not happen at like 160k
> miles on a shredded,
> oil covered belt.
> It costs some bucks, but nothing near that. New
> valves, cylinder head
> cleanup, and the labor. $2500, tops.
> Timing belt failure has nothing to do with oil, even
> at 5000 rpm, let
> oil getting into the turbos. Even if oil did get
> into the turbos by
> nothing happens as it is harmless. It would not
> require both turbos
> So.. either this is a joke or you have one seriously
> I'd like to see pictures of this timing belt. If you
> could take them it
> would be useful.
> $16,000 ? Get it in writing, contact an attorney,
> and sue the fsck out
> them to get the whole thing for free. That's my
> - Keman
> >> Last weekend, I was backing out of my driveway
> and the
> >> car just stopped. I had it towed to my secondary
> >> dealer (my primary dealer couldn't look at it for
> >> weeks!!). The diagnosis is not good - the timing
> >> "slipped", causing 2 valves to bend, oil to get
> >> the turbos, etc. The repair bill for this is what
> >> truly took my breath away - $16,000 to FIX the
> car. (2
> >> turbos, 2 heads, water pump, timing belt, plus
> >> Now I'm no expert on this stuff, but the car has
> >> trade-in value of ~$18K, so do I now have a
> >> car with almost NO value? With only 75K miles, I
> >> well below the recommended interval of 90K or
> >> miles (I've seen both). My primary dealer
> >> wrote on my slip at 60K miles that I should do
> >> timing belt at 70K, but when I brought it in for
> >> 70K service, my "service advior" told me I didn't
> >> to do it at 70K & that I should wait until 80K.
> >> So, my question here is - what next? I've
> >> Audi and asked for help, but I am wondering if I
> >> any other recourse. Has anybody else out there
> >> through this? For those of you that haven't - go
> >> your timing belts changed!
> >> Any advice/stories would be greatly appreciated!
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