So I got the dreaded whine at low speeds yesterday, and over the last 24hrs it's got to the stage where it sounds like a dying animal. Dropped it to the local VAG specialist, who confirmed my fears that the PAS pump had failed.
They've quoted £520 for a genuine part supplied and fitted, £360 for a 'locally supplied' part fitted, or mentioned that if I could source my own they would just charge a couple of hours labour.
Does this a) sound normal and b) seem likely that I'll be able to find a PAS pump (TT or S3) in a day or two?
> eBay has a couple of TT pumps for 45 quid - are they a direct replacement??
Thanks in advance for any suggestions - really need to get this sorted fairly quickly!