[Biturbos4] Extended Warranty Buy

Keman keman at interwolf.net
Wed Jan 7 23:33:46 EST 2004


Before I go any further.. when did you take delivery of your S4? Has the
warranty expired due to mileage or time?

I ask because there is something known as a "goodwill repair" .. any any
service manager has authorization to extend this to anything up to 6000
miles beyond the warranty mileage, without any problem at all from AoA. I
checked on this recently even to make sure.

If you're still within the timeframe of your warranty, merely just 3k miles
beyond it .... get to the dealership ASAP and demand everything be repaired
via goodwill. Not 50%, not just the labor, or maybe just the parts.
Everything 100%. If that dealership won't, call one that will. A tech can
make good money on the repairs you've listed and things are slow this time
of the year ... noone in their right mind would turn that stuff down.

- Keman

Al Adler wrote:
>> Thanks for the reply,
>>     Its a 2000 S4 tip at 53k. I'm somewhat torn between doing it
>> myself and having someone else do it, although since the dealers in
>> my area give a new meaning to horrible I  will probably stay away
>> from them for all but warranty work(MAF). As for the oil leak it
>> seams to be coming from near the front passenger side - after
>> rereading the initial email you said the tensioner on the passenger
>> side is in the rear so maybe its just the valve cover gasket.
>> According to my VAG-COM I'm also getting an intermittent resistance
>> too high code(I don't have the exact code here at the moment) from
>> my B1S1(IIRC) sensor as well - is that covered by the extended
>> emissions warranty? At any rate whatever times you can up with would
>> be helpful - generally if I do it myself I consider myself lucky if
>> it only takes twice as long the first time but its also good for
>> keeping the shops in line.
>> TIA,
>> Al
>> Keman wrote:
>>> The dealership I work for in Michigan charges $84/hr.
>>> I can give you exact book times for said work and the rate I'd put
>>> together if you brought it all in at once if you list the exact
>>> model/year of your car and specifically what work is to be done,
>>> ie: both tensioners or just one?
>>> - Keman
>>>>> Ok, as someone who has a couple of those problems, what hourly
>>>>> rate do you base your labor cost on? Here in N Va the labor costs
>>>>> tend to be through the roof  - around a $100/hour. Can you give
>>>>> books times for the auto trans,  O2 sensors, and cam chain
>>>>> tensioner?
>>>>> Thanks
>>>>> Al

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