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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by James5295, Feb 19, 2012.

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    James5295 Loving my 97" A4

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    [Feb 19, 2012]
    Friday i took my car to a mechanic right down the road. He did an inspection that he didnt even complete and charged me $25. I also asked him to replace a wheel bearing, but he wanted $400 for ONE wheel bearing. So i didnt let him do it. Go to get my car, what do you know, Damn thing dont start. Walk inside said "You wanna start my car?" in 2 seconds a different mechanic walks out and jumps me without me telling him whats wrong. Keep in mind that it was working 100% before i got it from him. Odd dont you think? So now i have a dead battery. Wait Wait this is the best part. My fkin hood latch wont release. so now i have a nice new(to me) audi that is collecting dust in my drive way till my mechanic makes an house call. So since im a proper young man, im calling DMV. and explains how he way over charges and does half-ass inspections. I replaced the bearing for $200 from a mechanic 10 minutes away from me.
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    [Feb 19, 2012]
    It's hard to find a good mechanic in this country as well but they are about if ya look hard enough, feel for ya man as I get customers come to me all the time with horror stories. If you can do it your self then give it ago bud, at the end of the day it's only nuts and bolts.

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    [Feb 19, 2012]
    Nice to hear it's not just Britain that suffers with shonky mechanics. Not so nice you're having grief though
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    Foxmeister Fired Up!

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    Get your hands dirty man!

    Least you know if its done properly when you take your time and do it right.
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    James5295 Loving my 97" A4

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    [Feb 20, 2012]
    After a bit of research we found out that the mechanic, drained my battery and grounded my radio. But we did solve the hoof problem. the release cable froze up. so to the shop it goes...
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    [Feb 20, 2012]
    yeah dude! get stuck in!
    nuts and bolts and shizzle!
    take your time and save a few pennies/cents!
    its not rocket science!
    good luck fella!
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    [Feb 20, 2012]
    Good to hear it wasn't a major problem
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    James5295 Loving my 97" A4

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    [Feb 24, 2012]
    Its coming home today :)
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    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

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    [Feb 24, 2012]
    Glad its coming home today. As a matter of interest, did you take it to the dealers down at the pier where uss intreped is situated?
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    James5295 Loving my 97" A4

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    [Feb 24, 2012]
    Noo, i dont liek in new york city anymore, i moved a bit north, but i used to live 20 minutes from the intreped
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