[V8] heater core(rant)

Jeremy Ward jward at mti-interactive.com
Tue Oct 26 16:57:18 EDT 2004

I feel your pain.  I had similar issues having the automatic
transmission rebuilt on my 1990 to the tune of $4k.  I felt like I got
bent over and the work performed wasn't of the caliber to match the $$.

Dino recommends www.autohausvick.com in Bellevue for V8 work, which may
be a bit north of AVS, but perhaps worth the drive for your next major
repair... (knock on burled walnut)

Thanks for the warning about shops that don't stand behind their work...


- Jeremy in Portland - last few days of V8 Chip group buy...

-----Original Message-----
From: v8-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf
Of Jason Bass
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 1:33 PM
To: V8 at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [V8] heater core(rant)

--- cobram at juno.com wrote:

> Jason Bass <rasrunnit at yahoo.com> writes:
> > Two years ago I paid Max to replace a leaking
> heater
> > core that came with the car when I bought it.
> Well,
> > Just my luck the part he put in started leaking
> soon
> > after. He refused to do it again for free.(cant
> blame
> > him) But I couldn't stand to pay for it twice, so
> I
> If "Max" is a professional mechanic, YES, you can
> blame him.  Having to
> go back and replace defective parts on the techs or
> shops time comes with
> the territory.  Of course, all bets are off is you
> supplied the shop with
> the parts.  If he sold you the work and the parts,
> he should stand behind
> both when something goes wrong.  Many suppliers and
> manufacturers have
> policies that will actually pay labor costs to
> replacing defective
> components within the parts warranty period.
> http://www.geocities.com/cobramsri/
I don't recommend Max because of my experience.
He had my car for over a month to do a heater core
replacement, timing belt, and a few other minor
He charged a lot. Then refused to redo the heater core
when it became apparent that it was defective from the
beginning. He supplied all the parts and charged me
way more than I could have sourced them for. Max is a
professional and runs his own business in Washington
state called Audi Volkswagen specialist(AVS). I really
wanted to support him. Problem is it's hard to find
mechanics that know about the V8.  

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