Breakdown in St. Louis. Help!?

Brett Dikeman brett at
Mon May 2 23:35:29 EDT 2005

On May 2, 2005, at 5:19 PM, Stephen Ankney wrote:

> My friend Greg and his brother are stranded in ST. Louis, MS.
> They were on thier way back from San Diego, CA when a sparkplug  
> came loose on thier S6 and took out a coil, coil wire and stripped  
> the plughole.
> They have the car at a dealer as it was the only place they could  
> find. The dealer wants $2600 to fix.

$2600 to extend the harness with some wire, put a new connector on  
the end, helicoil the spark plug hole, and install a new plug and coil?

Please post the name of the dealer, because it sounds like they're  
trading a few hours labor for two grand in very rare and expensive  
parts (it sounds like they want to replace the entire head, among  
other things).  I think listers might like to avoid them in the future.

Tow the car to a shop in the area which can Helicoil the head.   
Everything else should be trivial.

"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin

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