[Biturbos4] Boost Leak & Dealer Experience (long)

Quincy Chiang b5quattro at shaw.ca
Thu Mar 17 13:18:15 EST 2005

I was told by my dealer that all parts replaced under warranty has to go back to Audi for failure analysis.  I personally think it's more for inventory purposes so that dealers can't scam Audi by saying that they've replaced parts for customers when they did not.

After reading yours and others responses, I think I did get a remanufactured MAF.  Since Audi offers reman MAF for sale at their parts counter, they probably require a core charge so that the old ones can be collectd and rebuilt.


----- Original Message -----
From: ti at amb.org (Ti Kan)
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2005 0:23 am
Subject: Re: [Biturbos4] Boost Leak & Dealer Experience (long)

> Quincy Chiang writes:
> > ...
> > 1    06C-133-471-AX   Air meter (MAF)
> > ...
> > 2 Also I noticed a 'X' at the end of my MAF part.  Does this
> > mean it's an remanufactured unit?  If so I may have to bitch 
> about that.
> As I understand it the X in the suffix means "exchange", basically it
> requires the original (failed) part be returned.  It doesn't 
> _necessarily_mean it's remanufactured.  Since your car was 
> serviced at the dealer it's
> of no consequence.  If you were buying this part from the parts 
> counterthen you'd have to pay an extra core charge, and then that 
> core charge will
> be refunded back to you when you bring back the old part.
> -Ti
> -- 
> Ti Kan
> http://www.amb.org/ti
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