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#2018 of 2367 Re: 2005 Audi A4 Quattro Clutch [vwdawg]
Jun 23, 2009 (4:21 pm)
Yeah, the flywheel tacked on an addtl $800. I did get to use an Audi loyalty coupon for 10% off. Woo Hoo! I'm open to the notion that I just got hosed; but I also didn't want to take the time to go get the 2nd opinion, get towed, etc. And so far, this guy has been a straight shooter w/ me; helped me navigate the extended warranty people; etc. He also told me to not even think about getting tires thru him because of the expense; he told me to go to discount tire vendors. At any rate, I'm up and running again. Thanks for the input!
#2019 of 2367 Re: 2005 Audi A4 Quattro Clutch [embeeduece]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jun 23, 2009 (5:00 pm)
Yep that flywheel retails for $980 bucks plus another .2 of a hour to replace it.
So all in all I think the guy was straight with you. Yes you could have skipped the flywheel perhaps, and put in a cheaper aftermarket clutch kit, and maybe the job would be 1800 bucks, but you know, this is not the kind of task you want to do twice.
And it should last the car's normal lifespan from this point on.
#2020 of 2367 Re: 2005 Audi A4 Quattro Clutch [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 23, 2009 (6:28 pm)
Thanks! I appreciate the validation / confirmation. I figured the same; I could save *some* money, but I'd rather have it all done correctly and thoroughly by Audi techs. The clutch etc. are kinda important.
#2021 of 2367 Re: 2005 Audi A4 Quattro Clutch [embeeduece]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jun 24, 2009 (8:22 am)
It's too bad the flywheel was bad but if it was rough or had cracks it could cause clutch chatter.
#2022 of 2367 Sounds like the dealer tech is AOK
Jun 24, 2009 (9:25 am)
embeeduece: After hearing the additional info and getting input from Mr. Shiftright, sounds like this is an OK deal. I think I'm spoiled...I had the good fortune of finding a local foreign car specialist who does top-notch work, stands behind it, and charges a fair rate (not CHEEP-CHEEP, which is what we DON'T need). I still think it's a good idea to keep your ears open for feedback from other Audi owners regarding which shop does the best work. The advantage is that you're probably going to have the same tech work on your rig every time, and you can develop that long-term trust relationship. audiphile1
#2023 of 2367 2003 1.8T audi a4
Jul 05, 2009 (7:50 pm)
I have just bought a this car a couple days ago, and my car is kind of jumpy when I slow down. Is this normal?
#2024 of 2367 Jumpy Gearbox
Jul 06, 2009 (5:56 pm)
I'm driving a 1997 B5 1.8. My problem is very annoying. The mechanic couldn't reproduce the problem, even after keeping the car for a week of testing. What happens is that after a temporary stop (pulling up to an automatic gate, for example), when I apply pressure to the accellerator, the car doesn't move. Revs stay up, but there is absolutely no drive to the wheels. I have tried changing to S, to Park, back to drive, to reverse, and nothing. I even tried turning the ignition off, and then re-starting. Still no go. After about a minute or two, it seems to correct itself, especially if I rev it heavily for some seconds. Even then, the power comes back slowly, and not all at one go. This problem is also intermittent - and it happens about once every 2 weeks. And always within a few minutes of a cold start (temperature higher than 20 degrees celsius) , and on all occasions on a slight incline. (Not sure what difference that makes!). Can anyone out there please help, as the local dealers have no clue how to fix either of the problems.
#2025 of 2367 slowing repair rip offs
Jul 14, 2009 (7:29 am)
If you really want to shake up the service manager, ask to see the parts they took out of your car....for example, show me the flywheel you replaced. You might ask him before they do the work so he can't say...oh, we can't find it we threw it out. It's likely that that flywheel was not replaced....or that the old flywheel was just fine.
#2026 of 2367 help with common oil leak diagnosis
Jul 15, 2009 (6:05 pm)
I have a 98 a4 quattro 2.8 v6 and since the last oil change, at which point i had the engine flushed to get rid of all the sludge and deposits, there is an oil drip/leak somewhere on the back side of the drivers side of the motor, it appears to be leaking from/onto the flange that connects the manifold to the exhaust downpipe/intermediate pipe. It only does it when the motor is running at or above 2k rpms or has been driving, even if it's a short distance. The timing belt and valve cover gaskets have been replaced within the last 2k miles. Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated seeing as i cannot afford to have a dealer spend hours tracing a leak.
#2027 of 2367 exhaust damage due to overfilling crankcase
Jul 15, 2009 (6:08 pm)
my 98 a4 quattro 2.8 5-speed recently developed an oil leak/burn after it's last oil change and i noticed that the oil fill cap has a warning stating that you could damage the catalytic converter by overfilling the crankcase, how is this possible? and could that be related to the oil burning off of my exhaust flange behind the driver's side of the motor?