[Biturbos4] HELP! 2000 S4 Timing Belt Slipped
adam.schwartz at rcn.com
Mon Feb 2 10:39:32 EST 2004
So which dealer did you take this too? And where in Boston do you live?
I take my cars to a shop called Accell auto. They are in Waltham on
Rt. 60. Somtimes a little slow, but they always get the work done
right and their charges are very fair. I have brought them Audi, VW,
Porsche... And they have been good with all. Currently they have a
sweet Ferrari 308 that they are rebuilding the engine.. So you can
definitely trust them. - 781-894-0470 tell em Adam Sent ya!
As for dealers: I have had good luck with Brookline VW/ Audi - And
very VERY BAD luck with Pass & Weiss in Burlington.
I have never been to Ira Audi in Danvers, but a friend goes there and
has only said good things about them.
>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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