Help! Don't want to get ripped off, Inlet Manifold Flap Linkage broken!
Hi all, hopefully someone can help. I have an Audi A3 sport TDI quattro (170bhp) it is a 56 plate. I have just had it MOT'd and Serviced by the dealer. When I bought it from this dealer just over a year ago, it was supposed to have had a full service service history. It had a winter check with the dealer in October 2010 too. I do about 6k miles a year so nothing really.
When I picked up my A3, there was a note on the bottom of the docket that said: Technicians Report: Inlet Manifold Flap Linkage broken and leaking oil and requires replacing- £792 inc VAT
They have said I need to get this done as this will reduce the fuel economy and power output of the car also I will need to top up oil regularly. Plus long term damage to the engine.
At the moment I have none of the symptoms on other threads, (i.e. F8 fuse blown, No Aircon, EML on). The car seems to go as normal, and the fuel economy seems about right (43mpg on motorway)
I've asked a garage that I trust and they said I will have to source the part myself and they will fit it. at a fraction of the cost.
Does anyone know if this is a proper problem or are they trying to pull the wool over my eyes and if it does need replacing, where do I get the parts from, what are the parts or part numbers and whats the average cost for the parts. Can this be easily replaced without any complications later? Or can I get by without it as everything seem ok, or will this bring complications later?
A lot of questions I know, I'm new to this forum so hopefully someone can help. Cheers