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Old 05-01-2012, 02:36 PM   #1
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Default AUSTIN SHOPS??

Well I've tried to search this topic, but no one seems to answer when this question is asked: Is there somewhere else a person can go for a dependable mechanic that is cheaper than the one dealer we have in Austin. Roger Beasley does its best (like most dealerships) to rape the consumer on labor and marked up parts costs. Guess the good news is they'll wash my car after bending me over!
Anyway, I am looking for a shop that can do it all: exhaust, engine, suspension, electrical, etc...

I realize this is posted to two different threads, but the moment there is some info I will be linking the my threads, or deleting them entirely. Thank you
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:50 PM   #2
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I need to know this as well, I just bought a 2005 a5 from apple leasing on 183 and want to get my Mmi upgraded and head and taillights upgraded
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:24 AM   #3
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i just opened a shop on
10200A N Lamar blvd suite 104
austin tx, 78753
its called brink motorsports, been open for about 3 weeks, been fixing audis and vw's for about 13 years, used to work at beasley audi and hewlett vw, but left to do my own thing. feel free to come by and say hi, i charge 60 an hour compared to 125 or more at beasley, i am on the texasaudigroup forum, i have some revies on there, so far all positive. would be glad to service your audis on the cheap
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Sweet, so I have a fair amount of labor intensive work to be done!

Replace:
Control Arms
Engine Wiring Harness

Repair:
Engine Oil Leak - pair of engine gaskets and such

Let me know if you're game and what I'm looking at for down time.
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i can replace the front upper control arms, all four for 240 in labor.
i need to know exactly what gaskets u are talking about to give an estimate.
and the engine wiring harness, i need a vin number so i can look up the procedure to replace, its been a while since i have replaced one.
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i can replace the front upper control arms, all four for 240 in labor.
i need to know exactly what gaskets u are talking about to give an estimate.
and the engine wiring harness, i need a vin number so i can look up the procedure to replace, its been a while since i have replaced one.
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:01 AM   #7
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i didnt get ur PM
call me at 5127991298
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i didnt get ur PM
call me at 5127991298
Sorry, got busy the past couple of days. Here is the parts list:

8E1971072KK - Engine Wire Harness
079103483L - Gasket
079103483K - Gasket
079109293C - Seal Ring/Sealing Washer
077129717Q - Gasket Dowel Pin
079115111A - Gasket
8D0407515C - Bonded Rubber Mounting
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i can do the engine wiring harness for 700 and the valve cover gaskets for another 200.
the other gaskets i dont know what they go to. is it an oil filter flange gasket? or oil filter o-ring?
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i can do the engine wiring harness for 700 and the valve cover gaskets for another 200.
the other gaskets i dont know what they go to. is it an oil filter flange gasket? or oil filter o-ring?
The "oil filter flange gasket?" You're talking about the oil filter housing gasket right? I have no idea, I know I've already changed it with my first oil change (after seeing the dealer), but don't know if there's another "built-in" gasket within the housing itself. Just assumed Audi would have done something like that to 'F' over the common mechanic.

How long would you need the vehicle? Let me know when you can boss.
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