WTD: later model Audi in need of engine work.

Just wondering - if someone has a later model Audi which maybe has a broken timing belt or something major with the engine, and they're interested in unloading it rather than fixing, please email me at:
mjmalin(at)wisc(dot)edu Looking for manual transmission and a car that is otherwise in nice (and complete) condition.
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"Old Radios" wrote: > Just wondering - if someone has a later model Audi which maybe > has a > broken timing belt or something major with the engine, and > they're > interested in unloading it rather than fixing, please email me > at: > mjmalin(at)wisc(dot)edu Looking for manual transmission and > a car that > is otherwise in nice (and complete) condition.
My 98 A4 Quattro 2.8L 5-speed just experienced a timing belt failure. I am thinking of not repairing it at the moment.
If you are interested let me know.
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"Ian S1" wrote:
> > > "Old Radios" wrote: > &nbsp;> > Just wondering - if someone has a later model Audi > which maybe > &nbsp;> > has a > &nbsp;> > broken timing belt or something major with the > engine, and > &nbsp;> > they're > &nbsp;> > interested in unloading it rather than fixing, > please email me > &nbsp;> > at: > &nbsp;> > mjmalin(at)wisc(dot)edu Looking for manual > transmission and > &nbsp;> > a car that > &nbsp;> > is otherwise in nice (and complete) condition. > > > > My 98 A4 Quattro 2.8L 5-speed just experienced a timing belt > failure. > > I am thinking of not repairing it at the moment. > > > Just curious as to how many miles were on the TB when it > failed.
Ian,
There were 114424 miles on it when it went.
I know that the recommended mileage for replacement is 90k max... It appears that both I and the delaership that performed all the maintenance missed that critical component during the 90K service.
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If you were having all the maintenance done by the book by that dealer, then I think they bear a lot of the responsibility for the damage done by the TB failure. I would think you'd have a good case for them to pay for the repairs.

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"Ian S1" wrote:
> > &nbsp;&nbsp;> > > "Old Radios" wrote: > &nbsp;> > &nbsp;&gt; &gt; Just wondering - if someone has a > later model Audi > &nbsp;> > which maybe > &nbsp;> > &nbsp;&gt; &gt; has a > &nbsp;> > &nbsp;&gt; &gt; broken timing belt or something > major with the > &nbsp;> > engine, and > &nbsp;> > &nbsp;&gt; &gt; they're > &nbsp;> > &nbsp;&gt; &gt; interested in unloading it rather > than fixing, > &nbsp;> > please email me > &nbsp;> > &nbsp;&gt; &gt; at: > &nbsp;> > &nbsp;&gt; &gt; mjmalin(at)wisc(dot)edu Looking > for manual > &nbsp;> > transmission and > &nbsp;> > &nbsp;&gt; &gt; a car that > &nbsp;> > &nbsp;&gt; &gt; is otherwise in nice (and > complete) condition. > &nbsp;&nbsp;> > > > &nbsp;&nbsp;> > > My 98 A4 Quattro 2.8L 5-speed just > experienced a timing belt > &nbsp;> > failure. > &nbsp;&nbsp;> > > I am thinking of not repairing it at the > moment. > &nbsp;&nbsp;> > > > &nbsp;> > Just curious as to how many miles were on the TB > when it > &nbsp;> > failed. > > > > Ian, > > > > There were 114424 miles on it when it went. > > > > I know that the recommended mileage for replacement is 90k > max... It > > appears that both I and the delaership that performed all > the > > maintenance missed that critical component during the 90K > service. > > If you were having all the maintenance done by the book by > that dealer, then > I think they bear a lot of the responsibility for the damage > done by the TB > failure. I would think you'd have a good case for them to pay > for the > repairs. > > > > -- > > Posted using the http://www.autoforumz.com interface, at author's request > > Articles individually checked for conformance to usenet > standards > > Topic URL: > http://www.autoforumz.com/Audi-WTD-model-engine-work-ftopict107105.html > > Visit Topic URL to contact author (reg. req'd). Report > abuse: > http://www.autoforumz.com/eform.php?pQ7451
Ian,
I am working that angle. I am not very hopeful though.
I did speak with Audi of America and their position is that all their dealers are independant entities and they cannot interceed on my behalf and that I should work with the dealership to resolve this issue. Basically thanks for the $$, now hit the road, so much for owner loyalty.
I am also considering consulting an attorney to see what my legal standing is.
There was significant turnaround at this particular dealership during the time that the 90K service was performed that could help my case.
cheers,
jim
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