So my Noggy goes in for her interim service, all is fine with that. They managed to get a nice smear of oil on my silver alcantara (!) but I went back and they cleaned it off fine. Now the kicker,
When I booked her in I told them I had engine management light come on, we checked for fault codes, and I got P1296 - which comes back as coolant temp sensor - common on S3's eh?
So they know what I have found, I asked them if they agree. I get back their quotation for some work:
Carry out coolant change -£91.73
Supply and replace radiator fan switch - £92.08 or
Supply and replace radiator fan control unit - £208.20
What the actual fcuk are they playing at? I mean I know they are never likely to be cheap but wow that is some prices. Im gonna do the coolant temp sensor (circa £6) myself, and if that gets rid of the code I may go and interrogate them about this quote. It looks a lot to me like they're trying to mug me off!