[Biturbos4] Help with a few fault codes
b5quattro at shaw.ca
Sat Mar 5 01:55:55 EST 2005
> > Mike,
> > I was at my dealer earlier today, they want $28 Cdn (~$22 USD)
> for the stupid TBB and over $10 for each clamp. And they are out
> of stock of the big clamp, but the parts guy showed me the 2
> smaller ones, which look like the one shown on the AW tech article
> (ie. the new style). Now I've only heard from you and the others
> mentioning the big clamp, should I replace the the 2 smaller ones
> too? Either way that's more than what I was expecting to pay, so
> I just booked at appointment for next week instead. Thanks again
> for your help!
> $28 Cdn doesn't sound too bad for the TBB. As far as the clamps are
> concerned, the 2 smaller ones are not that important. I'm not even
> sure they've been updated. I believe a majority of the tears happen
> under the big clamp, so you'll definitely want the updated version.
> I thought you said the car was still under warranty? So, why the
> concern over the cost? Are you investigating the possibility of
> having the dealer replace the TBB even though it may not be torn?
Whenever there's a boost leak on these biturbo engines, it seems that 9 out of 10 times it's a torn TBB. Therefore I thought I could just spend 20 minutes replacing it myself if it's cheap, instead of booking an appointment with the dealer and waste time waiting there.
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