A4 1.8T Q (B6)- SLUDGE problem confirmed

Kent McLean kentmclean at mindspring.com
Wed Aug 3 08:26:19 EDT 2005

Arthur Marks wrote:
<sad tail of Audi service woes snipped>

 > Today they tell me they took the valve cover off and diagnosed
 > it as having a sludge problem. Dealer says Audi won't give them
 > approval to replace the engine because of oil changes >10% miles
 > overdue. I will even have to pay to get the valve cover put back
 > on to drive it out of there if I don't want to pay them to change
 > the engine.

If you want to fight back, don't have them install the valve cover.
Grab a friend and push it out into the street in front of the
dealership and park it there.  Put a *big* sign in the car's window
that says, "Audi sludge problem. Audi won't fix it. Dealer wants $$$
to put it back together as is. Questions? Email me at aamarks at cox.net."

See how long it takes the dealer to address your problem. In the
mean time, make plans to replace the valve cover yourself or plan
to tow it to an independent shop to do it.

Kent McLean
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

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