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Poll :: What to do?

Replace Car
11%
 11%  [ 1 ]
Replace Engine
22%
 22%  [ 2 ]
Do nothing.
66%
 66%  [ 6 ]
Total Votes : 9


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pjbRs
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:05 am  Reply with quoteBack to top

While I do sympathise with the op, I'm sure it's not the first time a customer gets a car serviced and it leaks? I for one would just wait and see the outcome once the dealer has the car back, before panicking and thinking the cars a write off.
If it had no oil in it it would seize long before you got home.
Saying that, I would ask them for an extended warranty for peace of mind, if I didn't feel completely happy with the outcome.

The last time I had my audi serviced it had a small leak from the engine oil filter, plus a rag was left on top of the engine when I got it back, not great, the mechanic tried telling me the rag must have been mine? but it was put right immediately.

Years ago I had a ford fiesta van, that was serviced and the dealer forgot to re fill the engine oil, I got about a mile  then the car overheated, oil light came on and the engine stalled, it was completely seized, that was a new engine and compensation, hire car etc.

Hopefully you'll get a happy outcome and you can enjoy your car again.

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nitroracer
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:05 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Let me restate what has happened. The oil bled out like sieve. It GUSHED out over a 24 hour period. My guess is, the one bolt the mechanic had to screw on is gone.

This is a FATAL ERROR on their part. The fact that it didn't seize up is merely a coincidence in timing. For all I know, I could have been at the tipping point of that event occurring. Hindsight bias is 20/20.

At a MINIMUM, I will get them to agree to an extended warranty.
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hiltoa
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Car: Kingfisher B5 RS4

Joined: 03 Aug 2008
Posts: 1959

Location: On the edge

PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:32 am Reply with quoteBack to top

...and yet you conceded earlier that oil was continuing to leak out when the car was collected.
I would personally guess that the sump bolt was not torqued up by Audi and following the heat cycle / vibration from your journey home worked itself loose enough to allow oil to drip out. Damage would not start to occur until after the low oil warning light had come on.
All this is irrelevant to you if you are purely after getting as much out of the dealer as possible - so I would suggest you go after them with all guns blazing in as nasty and unpleasant way as you can. They will eventually bend to your will for the sake of a quiet life and you will have the satisfaction of getting the most out of this hypothetical disaster.
The only potential downside is that many people will subsequently think of you as deeply unpleasant but that may not bother you too much.

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SJS
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Joined: 28 Apr 2008
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:46 am Reply with quoteBack to top

The only thing not covered...Who is paying for your driveway cleanup?  If even 4l of oil spilled out that is a real ballache to clean properly.
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nitroracer
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:18 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Well, I was driving the car back from the dealer after they "fixed" the issue, and the engine light came on. I took it back, and now apparently the dealer got Audi headquarters involved, and its a big issue. Audi is looking into it. So apparently there was something else going on…

Stay tuned…
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Noggymike
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Car: 2002 B5 RS4
Power: 430 bhp
Torque: Whatever
Engine code: BHP

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:03 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

nitroracer wrote:
Well, I was driving the car back from the dealer after they "fixed" the issue, and the engine light came on. I took it back, and now apparently the dealer got Audi headquarters involved, and its a big issue. Audi is looking into it. So apparently there was something else going on…

Stay tuned…



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denboy
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Car: 4.2 q7 TDI
Power: loads
Torque: Of course

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Location: kent

PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:55 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Sounds like the  car is a bit of a lemon, good luck with the outcome.

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St Inky
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Car: TurboHedge
Power: 500+
Torque: 700+

Joined: 14 Jul 2011
Posts: 394

Location: Essex

PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Update?

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