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How much for rods fitted if I supply them???

Paradox1 Apr 12, 2013

  1. Paradox1

    Paradox1 Active Member

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    As the title says really,

    Im not comfortable attempting to do the rods myself. and I dont know how to do the timing either, so the last thing I want to do it give it a try... start it, then the engine starts falling out the exhuast!

    Im looking to buy rods in a few weeks times. Just looking for labour cost of getting the job done. I have a VAG specialist near me who can do it but his prices are usual steep. (same one who tried charge me 250 to replace a maf:ohmy:)

    so if anyone has got a mechanic to do the work, what was the cost of it. or if anyone on here knows what there doing, feel free to do it for me! Id rather pay someone whos done it before!
     
  2. James TQ

    James TQ Member

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    cant be more then 2.5 hours labour?
     
  3. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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    Come down to us and get Phil Miller to do it, I'll put you up over night.

    Head off one day, rods in the next.

    And it'll be a hell of a lot cheaper.
     
  4. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    LOL...

    <tuffty/>
     
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  5. Paradox1

    Paradox1 Active Member

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    Thats what I thought...... took me that long to fit my roll bar never mind rods lol
     
  6. Paradox1

    Paradox1 Active Member

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    you guys would do that for little old me......:blush:

    Thanks Jardo!

    I'll give you & phill a shout once I order them!

    made my day :D
     
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  7. coatesy

    coatesy poking badgers with spoons

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    Haha gays, they want paying in s&m bum fun not money.
     
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  8. Paradox1

    Paradox1 Active Member

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    Yeah thats where you come in!!
     
  9. phil miller

    phil miller Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Lol to compress the rings and put the pistons in and torque up the big ends maybe but taking the head off, sump, cleaning it all up, honing the bores, fitting new rings it all takes time :)
    Auto data gives 6hours to do rings, so in the real world with no issues 8/9 hours would be a better figure to look at
     
  10. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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    Phil is up for it, ping me your mobile and I'll arrange a group text to get it organised. It'll cost you what your local specialist want to change the MAF :)

    You can lend a hand and learn along the way too, the strip down it easy and to be fair so is the rebuild once you've got the bore honed, pistons on the rods and the crank back in. Just very time consuming.

    Best to do it on a Saturday and Sunday, strip it on the Saturday, rebuild on the Sunday and then a quick run in and take it easy on the way home. Although Phil suggests head on and back off within a day and then a run in and check down the next day.
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2013
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  11. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    con rods not tie rods!
     
  12. Paradox1

    Paradox1 Active Member

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    Sounds like a plan! yeah im more than willing to get stuck it. Ok we will organise a list of stuff i need to buy and bring down with me so there is no setbacks. looking forward to it already lol. I'll PM you my number, you on whatsapp?
     
  13. kwistof

    kwistof South East Events Moderator Regional Rep

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    Overly jealous!
    Would love to get the opportunity to check out an engine rebuild and see how it all works and how to put it back together.

    I expect lots of pics please :)
     
  14. Paradox1

    Paradox1 Active Member

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    I will do! I find it frustating when someone does a guide and doesnt have many pics for the important parts... but then again, we will be covered in dirt and oil plus might not always remember. I'll try my best :)
     
  15. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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    Yeah Whatsapp ftw.
     
  16. Paradox1

    Paradox1 Active Member

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    Cool, im getting s new number next week so i'll send it to you then. Ive cancelled my contract and need a new number. will be in touch
     
  17. Gops

    Gops Badger 5 Edition VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    Wow that's a genorous offer! I need rods toooo :) lol
     
  18. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    parts alone you're looking at 700 AT LEAST, for basic rod replacement.
    just so you know.
     
  19. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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    Issam (INA) sends a full kit with everything you need for £570 posted.

    Don't know where you have been getting your rods from, but it doesn't have to be that expensive.
     
  20. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    well thats very good then.

    checked it out, its a very basic kit. but good value.
     
  21. CharlieRCupes

    CharlieRCupes Member

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    I'll do them for you
     
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Not sure the INA offering is for rifle drilled rods and INA's delivery times can be 'optimistic'....

    <tuffty/>
     
  24. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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    The $870/£570 INA kits are drilled, and all of the last kits were received within 4 days. Didn't see a single complaint about the 18 he has done in the last month.

    I wouldn't buy off him out of principle because he is an arrogant *****, but the prices are good.
     
  25. badger5

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk Site Sponsor

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    Seriously?
     
  26. Paradox1

    Paradox1 Active Member

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    P1ss off, this it the 1.8T section, go tickle bums with you TSI chums!
     
  27. darren t

    darren t Member

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    I payed 550 but supplied every gasket, bolts, oil belt ect....
     
  28. CharlieRCupes

    CharlieRCupes Member

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    I will, we dont have to talk about rods in there
     
  29. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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    Just cack chocolate fuel pumps which cost just as much to fix.
     
  30. CharlieRCupes

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    Cam follower inside it thats the problem, just replace it every 20k miles at the expense of £28.
    Rod Rod Rods
     
  31. Paradox1

    Paradox1 Active Member

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    THanks Darren for your input. So around a grand all in regardless if you supply the parts or not.
     
  32. Paradox1

    Paradox1 Active Member

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    You should take the picture down..... you not cool no more

    I seem to remember you wanted to get rods done aswell!!
     
  33. CharlieRCupes

    CharlieRCupes Member

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    I would have done the rods at some point yeh.
    I chill with the scene kids now, we talk about air and wheels all day :beee:
     
  34. Paradox1

    Paradox1 Active Member

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    :no: none of that round here!

    you better make your way to Edition 38 with that talk..


    How P1ssed would you feel now if you did put in rods though..:3sadwalk:
     
  35. s33nyboy12

    s33nyboy12 Well-Known Member

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    Lol at jaardo offering phil millers services!

    We will see them sponsoring the forum soon...... Seriously generous offer though at that.

    nice one lads ! :)

    Sean
     
  36. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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    Community spirit bro, it's what makes forums great.

    Marty has been around a long time, and given the amount of **** he gets for owning a Golf its about time somebody gave him a hand haha.
     
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  37. CharlieRCupes

    CharlieRCupes Member

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    Good job I didn't do rods, they would have been wasted.
    Anyway i'm off to look at bag setups and speak to american kids
     
  38. phil miller

    phil miller Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Jardo knows i have oil running thro my vains and even when im not at work i like to fix cars, its the one thing im good (ish) at :)

    Plus Rod has wiped me out so i need to rebuild the bank account now :)
     
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  39. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Jardo the pimp...;)
     
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  40. limbo118118

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    just for some info, i bought my rods package from INA ordered them the other thursday night an was here the following friday :) seem to be good postage atm! :)
     

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