Hi my A3 1.8t 2002 53k serviced today at an indie, jobs they recon needed doing totalled Ł1900 , two minds whether to keep it now.
I was expecting it to need a fair amount of work new breaks discs and pads alround and new rear suspension springs as one had broke, but wasnt really prepared for the list they came back with. Some of the items after googling seem pretty common 1.8T issues engine wise but alot of the cost are bushes and roll bars and mounts bit. Considering I don't use the car much and funds are limited I'm trying to priotise what I get done, some of the prices quoted are below are they reasonable I'm based north London ?.
Replace rocker cover and timing chain adjuster gaskets as leaking (though Ive not seen oil) Ł211, they mentioned this at another service before at a different garage but they sia just to keep eye n t and it seems fine
Throttle value cleaned and reset Ł78
Top breather hose leaking Ł78
New rear springs Ł210
disks and pads all round Ł420
Front anti roll bar bushs Ł214
ihsbone bushs warn Ł169
REar axles bushes Ł210
Front top suspnsion mounts Ł182