Join Date: Jan 2017
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
| ||LinkBack||Thread Tools||Display Modes|
| || |
Update on my issue
I took my car to Audi on 25/01/17 and they also did the diagnostics that my indie did the Saturday before.
They said they would have cleaned the intake manifold at the time of the piston ring repair when they were down that far had there been any issues (carbon can build up in them due to the oil burning issue). This was not mentioned at the time so I don't they actually did! At this stage (7 months later) they wouldn't break the engine down to clean the intake manifold and would replace it for me for £745. I argued that if they cleaned it at the time like they were supposed to do I wouldn't have had this issue. They argued that 7 months had passed and I should have come in earlier if I noticed a problem (the light only came on the week before so I don't know how I was supposed to know there was an issue - the car juddered while idling but not all the time, which I was assured by Audi Belfast was due to 'running in' time...) Anyway, the lady came back to me and said that under 'good will' they would reduce the price to £500+VAT...
I retuned to my indie and he was able to do the work for slightly less so I gave him the business instead. The part itself was £346+VAT!! Got the car back yesterday and it drives like a dream - not a shake out of it and the apparent turbo lag is gone. Maybe I've finally got the car I bought now! Typical that my final payment on it was this month too Hopefully that's it sorted for another while! Fingers crossed!