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GOT RIPPED by the mechanic !!!!!!!! Please Help !!!! please Help me !!!!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Rooim, May 15, 2013.

  1. Rooim
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    [May 16, 2013]
    Thank you for the help guys that's why I registered here to get help sometime @udi a3 thanks for advice !!!
    U guys are awesome
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    [May 16, 2013]
    i think its madness you believe this work could be carried out for so little money

    learning curve for you it seems, not Ripped off by mechanic like you posted this off as

    good luck trying to get it sorted
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    [May 16, 2013]
    Hi, I'm guessing your polish???? Due to your English ...........

    I think mate the lesson here is HOMEWORK...... Do as much research and homework as you can before delving into a "project".

    There is no way on earth converting a 1.8 N.A to a 1.8 T is financially viable. Irish guy on here last week bought a decent 1.8t for £250 iirc and I bet you paid about that or more for your a3.


    I hope you get it sorted, and I don't like to hear of people being ripped off or charged for work not done .

    Sean
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    I don't want to be that guy but i mean £200 for an engine swap? What did you thinking you were getting!

    It seems that the garage have done a decent job and are charging a more than fair price!
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    [May 16, 2013]
    I think the £200 he paid upfront so far was to cover some of the costs of the extra parts sourced for the converison, im pretty sure chris understands the actual quote of £450 and then the revised amount of £800 and isnt suggesting the job should be completed for £200 !
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    [May 16, 2013]
    Yeah thats how i read it @udi A3...:icon_thumright:
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    [May 16, 2013]
    As mentioned earlier, if it doesn't run asap, pay up maybe 400-£500 which seems reasonable for the work done. Break it and buy a turbo car as intended by vag. :D
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    With respect £800 for the work advised about is cheap tbh, I'm with Badger all day long, just remember they probably haven't even charged for allot of time for things outside of the box to try & resolve any unforeseen issues etc not there responsibility, time is money simple & £800 in this business doesn't buy vasts amounts of time with the investment in buildings, training, electricity, tools, equipment, IT investment etc, but I bet they spent a fair bit of time on it, once cars running at the garage & you're happy, then just pay the bill.
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    [May 18, 2013]
    i will if the car runs
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    [May 19, 2013]
    I saw a cat d s3 on a v plate 129k fully repaired for sale in Mansfield Nottingham for £1299 on gumtree few weeks ago !

    Could of had an s3 for money it going to cost .......

    Sean
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