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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by MikeA3, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. MikeA3

    MikeA3 Active Member
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    Hi all,

    My A3 TDI 130 is currently showing 300 miles until it's due for a service.

    It's done just over 61k. and is on AVS

    Does anyone know how much it's likely to set me back? and what is generally included in a 60k service

    Also - if anyone's got any recomendations for either stealers or specialists in the wimbledon area it'd be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

    Mike
     
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  3. rickquattro

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    Mike, I have the same engine as you so I hope this helps.

    Just had mine done on the AVS recommendation at 55k miles. Done at an Independant garage in Scotland. Cost £140 fpr the service which I thought was good.

    They also pointed out that the recommendation at 60k is to do the cambelt/tensioner/waterpump which they are guessing at £350 is for the whole lot inc 4 hrs labour.

    I will be going to these guys in the future now that the warranty has expired.

    Cheers.

    Rick
     
  4. MikeA3

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    Thanks for the help Rick,

    I still haven't decided whether to go to a independant or a stealers yet (i've heard some bad things about wimbledon audi)

    I guess i'd be looking at around £400 - £500 ish then here in london.

    crikey!!!
     
  5. marctwo

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    I'm about to get the big service done on my S3. I bought it from Wimbledon Audi originally but refuse to go back there after all the troubles I had with them. Got a quote from Docklands Audi of £606 and from AmD of £440. Decided to go with AmD as they seem to know what they are talking about (unlike many dealers) and people seem to think that it won't make much difference to the resale as it's out of warranty anyway.
     
  6. rickquattro

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    There were a few notes about independent dealers on here. I looked for a recommendation, went along and had a look myself. Spoke to the guy that would do the work, walked in the workshop etc. All the stuff Audi dont usually let you do.

    And the independent guy stamps the service records. There are very good folk out there as well as the not so good ones.

    Rick
     
  7. MikeA3

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    I've been to AMD before for a small electrical fault

    they are absolutely superb, ed and the guys there really go out of their way to help you (the way audi dealers should be).

    only slight problem is that oxford's quite a trip for me from london.

    I have heard of a place called fontain - just outside the M25 which seem to specialise in audi's - anyone here used them?

    Mike
     
  8. god_thats_quick

    god_thats_quick Numptie of the highest order

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    I've spoken to the guys at fontain and have a colleague that bought his S3 from there - they seem very good for servicing etc. not sure I would go there with a major fault etc. I think as it looks like it's a bad time to be selling cars I'll be getting everything on my car done at AmD from now on though.

    I know we all like having a go at dealers, but I have to say Plymouth Audi were fantastic - no problems at all with showing me the fault on my car in the workshop (with most of the mechanics having a look) wish more dealers were like that.

    Also can't really fault Aston Green Audi, except the bills.
     
  9. marctwo

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    I think Fontain are supposed to be quite good. Also try QST in Haywards Heath?
     
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    Timbo Slowest car ever round the Top Gear track?!?

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    Auto Techniks (independent German specialist) in Sutton are very good and very thorough, although not particularly cheap (cheaper than the dealer though) and they don't have loan cars.

    I've also heard good things about Wheelbase in Hersham but haven't used them myself.
     
  11. MikeA3

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    Thanks for the advice guys, just got off the phone with Wimbledon Audi.

    They reckon I'd be looking at roughly 500 notes.

    And if i need a brake fluid service, that'll be another £101 on top of the £500

    I hope they'll at least buy me dinner first before they try to /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gif me
     
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    god_thats_quick Numptie of the highest order

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    I wonder what else they will come up with that urgently needs doing... I'm guessing the break pads will be worn and definately need doing before the next service! - MY ARSE THEY DO!

    What I really don't get is why Audi can't give you a bloody quote for a service, you tell them the milleage and car and they should know what needs doing, I only ever get it'll be about the same as the last one or rubbish like that!
     
  13. rickquattro

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    So my bill looks like, for the AVS circa 60k service
    Screen wash
    Sump washer
    Long life oil
    oil filter
    brake fluid change
    21" wiper blade
    19"wiper blade
    labour

    Advised on brake disc and pad condition and allowed to sniff and fondle a set of Brembo's... (FOC),

    Total inc vat £130.46.

    Not included, cups of free coffee.. good will, good value and trust created. As well as repeat business.

    Rick
     
  14. SanityClause

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    Rick, who was your independant service done by?
    I'm due an 80k service with timing belt and water pump change in a few weeks on my S3.
    Not too worried about it not being done by Audi themselves.

    Cheers
     
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    Max,

    Judging by your location your in luck.

    Star performance, Glenrothes, Fife. Top people. Do a google for them, they have a good website.

    Rick
     
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    Mike,

    Did the quote from Wimbledon include costs for a cambelt swap, since i seem to recall the 1.9 PD engines have a replacement cambelt cycle of 60k miles. If the quote does include this for 500 it's not too bad...not brilliant, but acceptable at least....since most cambelts are 2.2 - 2.5 hours labour charged. Most AVSs are 2.2ish hours labour aswell.

    I would say for standard service 60k miles on AVS, parts would be

    oil x 5 litres
    sump plug
    oil filter
    pollen filter
    air filter
    screenwash!

    About £83ish+VAT all in

    if quattro

    haldex filter
    haldex oil
    About £35ish+VAT all in

    You need to get breakdowns of hours labour vs parts prices when talking to main stealers....there are LARGE discrepancies in mainly hours charged (book time) and labour rates out there when you start comparing around.

    HTH
     
  17. MikeA3

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    Thanks for all the advice guys, I've looked through my log book and receipts for work carried out and it reads as follows:

    1st Service - 11000 miles - lubrication service

    2nd Service – 23,000 miles – Full service & change over to AVS

    3rd Service – 42000 miles – Second AVS Service including brake fluid change, oil filter, fuel filter, air filter, pollen filter, multi lube, sump plug & longlife 2 oil.

    I'm going to speak to them again this lunchtime to get an idea of how much i'll be looking at now and see if that includes the new cambelt.

    I'll keep you all posted
     
  18. MikeA3

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    ok, spoken to the stealers again,

    wibledon audi are still looking at £320 -£350 +vat

    Dulwich audi are looking at £300 - £320 including VAT

    and that doesn't include the new cambelt which has to be done at 80k
     
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    when does it say in the schedule that the cambelt is to be replaced 60 or 80K?
     
  20. rickquattro

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    In my service manual, page 12... Additional Work.

    Every 60k miles, camshaft belt and roller tensioner replacement. Tdi engines.

    Every 80k miles, camshaft belt, injection pump belt and tensioning roller replaced. V6 Tdi engines.

    There you go...so around that time will be an AVS and this additional work... ker- ching!

    Rick
     
  21. SanityClause

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    RIck, got myself booked in for the 80k service with a quote of £480 for the timing belt, tensioner & roller , water pump and Haldex oil change.
    All fluids and VAT included also.

    Chuffed!
     

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