GOT RIPPED by the mechanic !!!!!!!! Please Help !!!! please Help me !!!!
Hi guys need ur help !!!
as i posted couple of weeks ago ive started to do swap in my a3 swap 1.8 for an 1.8T. got in touch with a mechanic
that i did know for about 4-5 years and after ive left the car and the engine ah his he rang be back saying Chris
for servicing this car and "make it up and running" for u 450£ ill give it to my best mechanic he is an audi specialist
so my answer was ok gave him 200 pounds in advance and waited in mean time ive Bought the downpipe coz i did knew it will be different the car was at his garage for about 3 months its quite important in the contest of the story (ive bot the car as non runner . rang him couple of days after the guy was about to start so i decided to go and have a look on the progress he took the full engine in less than 2 hrs so i was impressed in the process of putting it back found out that drive shafts does not match ,so bought 2 new ones witch on of them was wrong so the decided to go to scrap yard and buy used one so we continued got the engine in wired up everything turne the keys and ut turrned over it did not start as we needed to remap ecu been told by steve he's got a lad that he will sort this out no problem (nothing about extra cost was mentioned ) one week after the car was dead still not starting up he found another guy this one spouse to be very good came connected the laptop after 2 hr dsaid that the previous guy corrupted the ecu and need to get the bypass code and it will be done waited another week and still nothing rang me today and said can u come to the garage .was exited as hell coz i fought its where done.... it was not... not even near
was told the clocks ecu and key was "synchronised"it starts on laptopfut not with the key and i need to go to company called Camco88 in warrington with ecu the will sort this out i asked do i need to pay he said yes but everything else is done
so ive asked him how much for the engine and his reply was....600£ on top of 200 pound i gave him and the car dont even starts :( ive said i will not pay ive asked what is it for no went out and said ill get back to him
rang and audi specialist in stoke that does this kind of stuff and he quoted me 100 pounds for unlocking the immo and making it running ive txt steve that its a ripp off and that is an answer ive got
"m8 price up removal and fitting up the engine drifeshafts
exhaust (i think he means fitting the downpipe witch ive bought )
2 days of remapping Ecu (still does not work !!!!)
borrowing the money to pay the mechanic ,Storage !!! (WTF?? asked him on the begining is it ok if it stays at his yard he said its fine hes got plenty of space ,not aske me for any money
spending half a day at the scrap yard and paying for the bits (what bits ??)
pushing it in and out for the last weeks
i think it adds ok
come and have a look everything is itemised
he naver mentioned that the pric e will double trough all this time !!!!
please guys help me !!!! dont think all this crap with ecu is true he wants to ripp me off
sorry for my English
DESperate CHris :(:(:(