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Hi and garage recommendation in south

kerniki Aug 10, 2010

  1. kerniki

    kerniki New Member

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    Hi!!

    Just bought a 2003 S4 avant 60k FASH, drove 400 miles and was loving it, now I have a vibration that came on after a high speed run, the garage I have it in can't corner the problem :(

    Any suggestions for a specialist in the South who is familiar with the Dualmass problem? thinking it may be this :(
     
  2. Nutkin

    Nutkin Member

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    Storm Developments have always been good for me.
     
  3. dsmclark40v

    dsmclark40v Member

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    Where about in the south are you? on my last audi when the flywheel started to go it would only judder when pulling away. Does it always judder or is it just at speed?
     
  4. kerniki

    kerniki New Member

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    thanks guys, car is with garage who have confirmed dual mass fly, but £1600? does that seem about right? have contacted storm dev for a price as well :(

    In and around Bournemouth area...
     
  5. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I've always heard good things about Kartechnics in Poole, but dsmclarks recent experiences would make me a bit hesitant in recommending them. Autotechnics in Gillingham are very good.
     
  6. dsmclark40v

    dsmclark40v Member

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    Oh just noticed :sign_welcome: to Audi-sport! Where did you buy it from? was it private or trade?

    Is that parts and labour? is so that's probably not far off as the dual mass flywheels aren't cheap. ask for a breakdown. You thought of changing to a single mass? JH Motorsport in the US do a clutch and flywheel kit that is what I would consider if I were in your shoes Click
     
  7. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    What, no warranty?
     
  8. Nutkin

    Nutkin Member

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    ECS Do a aluminium fly kit too, and that would rev like a motorbike :D
     
  9. kerniki

    kerniki New Member

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    dsm - yep, parts and labour inc vat

    bought private, 300 miles later..... :(

    are non original parts advisable? am getting a quote of £1250 elsewhere all in
     
  10. dsmclark40v

    dsmclark40v Member

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    That sucks, mine didn't last about that after I bought it and a timing tensioner broke. Luckily I had warranty to cover the cost

    problem with non genuine parts is that it could go again not long after and then you would have to get it done again.
    Was that quote with clutch being changed as well? how much did they quote just for parts?
     
  11. kerniki

    kerniki New Member

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    ended up at kartechnics, LUK parts are being used so original back door audi, no? 12mth guarantee on parts and labour but hoping to not need it ;)

    clutch is an addition if it is needed, we suspect a new one was fitted not so long ago and if not contaminted, should be ok.
     
  12. kerniki

    kerniki New Member

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    thanks Sam, all done and dusted now and back home, Kartechnics were great and very competitive on price, i understand you've had a bit of a run in with them so cant comment on that but they really did help me out so have to give them a shout.
     
  13. dsmclark40v

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    Glad it worked out well for you :thumbsup:. They are nice guys, but it was just silly things like they overfilled the oil by 2 litres, missed off a hose clip on a vacuum line, used a screw to blank off a line and told me the car was running fine when it wasn't (turned out it had a spilt hose) and then got a bit funny and cagey with me. They were probably pissed off as they had to take the engine out again at their expense which is quiet labour intensive. I was just unfortunate and my car was probably just a one off...

    How much did it cost you in the end? you've made me paranoid now about my flywheel/clutch as my clutch pedal feels funny and thrust bearing a little noisy
     
  14. kerniki

    kerniki New Member

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    £1500 inc vat.

    seem to have some under trays missing this morning and I'm sure they were there before :shrug:
     
  15. dsmclark40v

    dsmclark40v Member

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    Same thing happened to me! but I wasn't 100% I had them before it went in as I didn't look under there. They might have forgot to put them back on
     
  16. kerniki

    kerniki New Member

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    sorry for long reply...

    to be fair it appears they were not on the car when I purchased, just never noticed when I inspected.

    Car has not missed a beat since the initial drama :) thanks for your help on the matter ;)
     

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