1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Air-Con

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Just Plain Old, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Just Plain Old
    Offline

    Just Plain Old Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Messages:
    1,265
    Likes Received:
    6
    [Jul 7, 2009]
    Quite literally...........

    The air-con on my S4 has packed up. Audi dealer quoted £1,300 to replace the compressor,,,, yes that's right £1,300....!! And I thought I was used to main dealer extortion!!

    Any suggestions..??

    Cheers
    #1
  2. AndyMac
    Offline

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    9,833
    Likes Received:
    35
    [Jul 7, 2009]
    Find a local aircon specialist. Dealers know sweet FA about aircon anyway, they'll just keep replacing parts until it works again. Audi don't make any of the parts in your A/C system either and as most cars have aircon as standard now all the parts have come down dramatically in price with more companies doing refurbs as well. A compressor should be about £150 tops plus a couple of hours of labour
    #2
  3. SmoothAssault
    Offline

    SmoothAssault Will design for mods

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2007
    Messages:
    817
    Likes Received:
    40
    [Jul 7, 2009]
    AndyMac: 1 - Audi Dealership: 0

    :anbet:
    #3
  4. J7USS
    Offline

    J7USS Shuddup Foooool!!

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Messages:
    3,683
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Jul 7, 2009]
    Could this be any good to you!
    #4
  5. Just Plain Old
    Offline

    Just Plain Old Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Messages:
    1,265
    Likes Received:
    6
    [Jul 7, 2009]
    Cheers, are you sure about this couple of hours labour? The dealer said the engine had to come out!! (I was thinking 'bullshit' as I was hearing the words,,,but...)

    Also £700 was the price of the compressor!!

    I'd like to think you're right, but I fear (on this occasion) you may be wrong.....:ohmy:
    #5
  6. Just Plain Old
    Offline

    Just Plain Old Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Messages:
    1,265
    Likes Received:
    6
    [Jul 7, 2009]
    Thanks J7USS

    But me and ebay is just not going to happen..!!
    #6
  7. BILKO1
    Offline

    BILKO1 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2003
    Messages:
    301
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Jul 8, 2009]
    When my old B5 compressor seized up Audi quoted £640 + vat for the compressor i got one from a motor factors with a new dryer for £320 inc vat. Took about 2 hours to fit as the bumper had to come off to get to the dryer.
    #7

Share This Page