In response to your questions and using the same notation my answers are as follows; 1) Your mans the mechanic, Iam not and have not seen the car but when mine went I needed new bearing shells.I got away with out replacing the turbo. 2) Conversion from a chain driven unit to a gear driven unit is EXPENSIVE and cannot be done for the price of the parts you are quoting period! The cost of the parts from Audi is circa Â£1000-1400 from my own recollections going back to late 2011.Please note what I am saying , parts for a full chain to gear conversion using approved Audi parts. 3) My own BLB chain driven unit failed at 68k and after the repair which cost me circa Â£2000 including a new water pump and timing belt kit at Audi Teesside ( this was with 50% off labour and 20% off the parts) my car is (in the engine department) fine after nearly 90k.That said I have recently replaced the turbo at a further Â£850 and the EGR valve for Â£250.........geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee 4) My opinion is get shot if you can afford to ( then again can you afford to keep it ............) 5) No idea. Good luck with the car and with whatever you decide.