Audi repairs – guess the cost?
Are they? My Honda costs me £150 for a full service which it needs once a year. Add to that the 45mpg that it gives me no matter how I drive it despite being the size of the QE2 and I’d really struggle to find a petrol car that would be cheaper.
As for the AUDI question, we take ours to the local edit: non-AUDI garage. Never had a problem with any warning lights being put out after a service and always reasonably cheap.Posted 4 years ago
The DPF is so expensive because it’s a combined DPF and CAT so has some precious metals in there. Platinum I think?
It’s worth getting a second opinion as to it being gone and needing to be replaced. It might actually be fine and there be a fault elsewhere
Where are you based? Anywhere near Turner Diagnostics?*
*can’t recommend them unfortunately as not used but they look like they know their stuffPosted 4 years agobikebouyMember
4 shillings and 6 pence.
As for Audi servicing, mine cost less than the local “non” Audi, but Audi trained garage not far away.
I had an airbag light come on and a light for the exhaust, both sensors were taken out and cleaned and then put back in and checked, all good, no need to replace with new ones.
Just saying as not all Audi charges are expensive nor done for the sake of it.Posted 4 years ago
Unklehomered is closest. £1420 for a new DPF, £265 is labour which means the DPF is £1155, seen them online for £700, unless there are sensors like you say.
And I agree, petrol next time, we just don’t do the mileage for a diesel to be economic.
Cars suck, I could buy a new bike for that, maybe 2!!Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
LOL. Honda civic here. £99 quid a year service for the last three years, 60k on the clock, 2.2 turbo engine, 50mpg.
Ford C-max petrol, 65k, £40/year service, 40mpg and none of the following:
High pressure injection system
In the interests of disclosure it did need a new power steering hose costing about £100 after 45k, and it’s on it’s 3rd set of tyres.Posted 4 years ago
there was also mention of an exhaust gas re-circ valve fault at an ADDITIONAL £433! but seing if filter sorts it 1st. hoping it will.
TBH, I dont know enough about cars to start trawling audi forums, have to trust Audi a little bit and realise you are going to pay a little bit more.Posted 4 years ago
£1420 for a new DPF, £265 is labour which means the DPF is £1155, seen them online for £700, unless there are sensors like you say.
Sensor is £50 if it’s the same as my Seat was. That price is actually pretty reasonable. Main dealer quoted me £2100 for my Seat, quite likely same part as will go on your Audi.
However I went the non genuine part route, that was £700. But I have a warning to heed, the non-genuine part did not fix the problem and because of this I ended up having to sell the car at auction at a much reduced price 😯
I think the car had a underlying fault that caused the DPF to fail (if it did actually fail) and look like it needed replacing. This was confounded by fitting a non-genuine part as Seat blamed it for the fault. It may have been fine but as non-genuine part it could have been causing issues. I suspect the underlying fault was with the ECU as the pressure and temp readings in diagnostics were all over the place.
In the end, I spent £1000s and got nowhere. So before you commit to changing DPF, get a decent diagnostics person to look at the car.Posted 4 years ago
ditto/me too but when a driveshaft went on a Subaru (they wanted 1k+) I posted the problem (as your first post) up on a forum(s) and found out an easier set of solutions.
(I also had an exhaust fail its MOT – again Subaru wanted 1k+ for a full system but a forum recommended a £390 solution).
At the least you’ll get people who had the same problem and specialists/etc they used.
Main dealers are renowned for being fitters and plugging bits in to see if it’ll sort the problem (at your expense) until the problem is eventually completed cured. A good specialist wont throw your money at a problem. He’ll also know off-plan potential fixes.Posted 4 years agofasthaggisMember
Are you sure it’s the right diagnosis?
Friend had the same kinda problem on his Audi diesel and they went all round the (expensive )houses before finding it was a leaking intake hose 🙄
Go mad on google and Audi forums ( if you haven’t already) ,see if there are any other areas that could be checked .Posted 4 years ago
there was also mention of an exhaust gas re-circ valve fault at an ADDITIONAL £433!
The EGR could require cleaning if the mileage is high, won’t cost £433 to do that though. It does need to be operating properly to allow the DPF to regenerate
The problem with main dealers is that the mechanics tend to be more “technicians” rather than engineers. Their fault finding methodology is to swap suspected faulty part, see if that fixes it, if not change something else….. all at your cost. More specialist independent garages might be able to employ a bit more logic to the fault finding and possibly save you money. However unless you’ve got a specialist you trust I’d possibly stick with Audi. You could always try another Audi dealer though?Posted 4 years ago
Most people gut dpf and remap. On average it costs £600 plus more power and mpg.
Problem is it’s illegal and could cause MOT failure in the future*. It does in other EU countries (Portugal I think) so quite likely to come here soon.
*Or right now if you’re unlucky, your car could be taken off the road by VOSA at a checkpoint. Oh and there is also the issue of tax evasionPosted 4 years ago
Needs a new diesel particulate filter (which is probably just corrugated carboard/paper), anyone like to guess the cost from the Audi garage?
(and yes we took it to another garage 1st, who advise the warning lights could be a few things and advised us to take it to Audi)
I will start the bidding with my left arm.
Grrrrrrrrrr, bloody cars!!!!!!Posted 4 years agobruneepSubscriber
Heres what’ll happen- Audi fit everything then they’ll hand you their free ‘critical safety report’ which shows your discs are 70% worn.
Had this with Honda car went in last year for service discs are 70% worn pads are 80%worn , new pads fitted by local garage didn’t change discs this year the discs are 60% worn. 🙄Posted 4 years ago
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