Originally Posted by AdrianSi
The issue with this is the cost... Due to its location this is an engine out job. I tallied up the proforma for my warranty dealer repair and it was in the region of £3000! That is without a service if you want to change the oil at the same time, else they'll just put your old stuff back in.
I must admit I didn't realise the expense was that much.
I still would have thought that an independant would be able to get it done for at most about a third of that. If the amount on the warranty invoice is X, almost halve that for a normal customer bill IMHO (Maybe that's too extreme, but we know an invoice to insurance is always somewhat inflated .. ) and then take into consideration the 140/h labour that could be 50-60 at most independantly.
But I'd rather have a chain go than a turbo spit it's internals into the block, in terms of an expense without warranty. 164 > 177 for sure.
I've also seen upteen topics about the 164 turbo issues and this is almost the first I've heard of the timing thing. Surely a pretty rare occurance then ?