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      02-03-2013, 09:49 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by AdrianSi View Post
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.

Still. Ouch.

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 ?
Previously: 2003 Peugeot 206 1.6 8v | 2006 E90 320d M-Sport, 19" BBS CH, Full Ice-cold JL audio install, August 2010 Total BMW 6 page feature car. | 2003 Nissan 350Z GT Coupe 286BHP
Now:2010 E92 LCI 335d M-Sport