they will probably be running a compression test to determine if the valves were damaged.I would think that that test would be enough and it should not run $500. It should be more like $200 -$250.
Thank you for your answer. If the valves were damaged would this mean the whole engine needs to be changed? Any idea how much will it cost to repair damaged valves as opposed to replacing the engine?
unless it damaged a piston you should be able to just replace the head. The head should be around $2000.00 an engine around $6000.
I plan to take the car to another garage how can I make sure they're honest? thank you
really word of mouth from other customers. Also ask to be shown the results of the test. If the compression is off they should be able to show you the gauge and see that it is bad.
Just one last question. Were the prices you mentioned including labor? thx
thank you very much.
you are welocome
I was late on on changing the oil on my Passat by only 2km, not 2miles. The dealer says that there is only one liter left in the engine and that's what caused the engine to seize up and eventually caused the timing belt to break!! Is that possible or does he just want me to feel bad? And how can there be only 1 liter of oil left in the engine just because I'm a bit late? Or is it possible this has all happened because of a defect in the engine to start with? One last question: how many hours of work are required by the dealer to diagnose the CAUSE of the timing belt breaking, taking in consideration this is only a 90,000km, not miles, car? Thank you very much in advance.
56000 miles is not alot of miles.It sounds like the dealer is trying to get out of a defective engine.I think I would be getting a second opinion as to the cause of the failure.
Thank you Don.
I'd love to get a second opinion but then I want VW to fix their own possibly defective engine.
The dealer wants to charge me 8 hours of labor to take the engine apart and find out if it was manufacturer defective or not?!! That's $800 which none of is it going towards repair, only diagnosis!!
In addition, the dealer wants to pin it on me because I didn't change the oil at 89,000km - the mileage now is 91,000km.
From an expert point of view,is it possible that being a bit late in changing the oil might cause the engine to seize up and break the timing belt? How possible is it for that to happen?
And finally, how can I get the dealer to admit that it's the defective engine that's the problem not the oil change?