2000 A4 Avant

Tony Hoffman auditony at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 05:12:42 PDT 2011

Really no reason to spend that amount. If there is metal in teh system, it
will need a compressor and expansion valve, reciever dryer, and all the
o-rings. Other than that, it's all labor. Pull it apart, blow through
everything with interdynamics cleaner, and reassemble. Less than $600 in
parts, at my standard markup. I just don't see $4400. I really don't see
more than $1500 for this job, but maybe my rent is much lower than theirs


On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 8:57 PM, Ed Kellock <ed.kellock at gmail.com> wrote:

> A friend of mine just picked up a 2000 A4 Avant that has inop AC.  They
> took
> it to a shop for an estimate to get the AC working which came back in at
> $4400.  Is there something so unique and/or difficult with the AC system in
> that car that would make this so high?  I've read over the estimate and
> they
> basically want to replace/rebuild the entire system, compressor, orifice
> tube/expansion valve, evaporator, condensor, and hoses.  They mention
> something about a front-end collision and metal in the system.  Shocking.
> Surely this can be done for far less.
> Ed

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