so past few weeks issues keep popping up. ABS and traction control light keep coming on and my brakes started to act up last week, I could feel some resistance or grinding when applying the brake, then on the way home from the east bay one day combined with the brake issues the engine started to overheat at the toll booth, not by much(+10-20deg) but still scared me, It was fine once you start rolling but at idle no bueno. I called precision motorworks and made an appointment as soon as I got home, just took it in yesterday and here is the diagnosis;
-rear shocks blown/leaking oil
-ABS module needed some wires to be re-soldered
-(as I feared)Seems to be original timing belt/ect
-Fuel system needs cleaning
-Oil leak from the valve cover and cam tensioner
-needs new spark plugs
-Oil leaking down onto the coolant flange has caused a coolant leak
I was quoted $140 to diagnose the ABS system, $60 for a 32 point inspection.
After speaking with Jeff the service manager here is the damage;
$140 - waived diagnostic fee but same fee applied for repair
$280 - 2x rear shock replacement (bilstein)
$136 - fuel system cleaning
$300 - new coolant flange
$478 - new valve cover gasket, new cam tensioner gasket, new plugs.
$1221 - new timing belt, water pump w/ metal impellers, new thermostat, drive belt and whatever else a timing belt job entails.
Approx. total = $2500
These prices include labor and I was told this was a worse case estimate, usually the work can be done quicker and in that case I would be paying a bit less.
all the work done comes with a 12 month warranty, the bilstein shocks have a lifetime warranty and were cheaper than OEM, on a good note, no boost leak, DV/wastegate/turbo are all in good shape.
Last edited by airjordanGTI; 01-13-2015 at 10:42 AM.