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« on: November 11, 2004, 03:14:25 PM »
I put on my snow tires yesterday and I noticed my right outer cv boot has a small crack in it.  I had the left done and paid the dealer to get it done since I had to have it done asap.  I think i have a bit of time on this one.  Anybody recommend a shop that can do this at a fair price?  I was going to check with Rusty to see if he got in his lifetime supply of CV boots (see thread on CB5).  I might try a bit of silicone on the boot to "patch" it until i can get this taken care of.  Thoughts questions  etc....let me know.  Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2004, 04:29:27 PM »
I'd check with someone like Werner's mastertek on a repair like that.
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2004, 04:29:27 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2004, 04:55:21 PM »
Hate to show my ignorance but what is Werners?  Local shop?  Reference for shop hrs?

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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2004, 05:28:22 PM »
local shop

owned by a guy named Rolf Werner - he used to be a sr level mechanic at prestige, but left to start his own place.  Does lots of good Audi work, presumably would be competent at work on a VW too.

located over near Lowery.  786 Dayton St

(303) 367-0707
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2004, 08:10:43 PM »
Thanks for the info Andrew.  I used to use a Russian guy that owned a place called German Car Specialists, but apparently he went out of business since he didn't charge enough.  He was a cheap and excellent mechanic...I am sorry he is not in business any longer.

I will have to try Rolf when it comes time for my clutch...which could be any time.
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2004, 08:54:10 PM »
Andrew thanks for the info.  I called and spoke with Josh and Chris.  They were leaning toward a full axle replacement and 500 bucks.  I don't think i need that ...yet!

Thanks again
Rob

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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2004, 09:39:15 PM »
Quote from: "RobD"
Andrew thanks for the info.  I called and spoke with Josh and Chris.  They were leaning toward a full axle replacement and 500 bucks.  I don't think i need that ...yet!

Thanks again
Rob


As long as all the grease in there hasn't worked it's way out you don't need that.

if it has, then you will.  trust me, I learned first hand.  another story for another time... :roll:
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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2004, 09:41:31 PM »
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Thanks for the info Andrew.  I used to use a Russian guy that owned a place called German Car Specialists, but apparently he went out of business since he didn't charge enough.  He was a cheap and excellent mechanic...I am sorry he is not in business any longer.

I will have to try Rolf when it comes time for my clutch...which could be any time.


Rolf is pretty good.  I used to take my GT coupe there, and they took good care of it.  I haven't used them in probably 4 years, 'cause the A4 then the allroad have been warranty work only - so it has been strictly dealer work for me.  

only 20,000 miles of allroad warranty left.  I should start a pool on when that will end.  I bet October 2005.
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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2004, 09:49:07 PM »
I recommend Bolts (11th and Spear).
Great work, they specialize in import vehicles, friendly and honest service (the owner, who also works the front desk, is awesome).
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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2004, 12:42:14 AM »
Alan - I'll give them a call tomorrow.  Thanks

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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2004, 01:30:12 AM »
I'll throw in my vote for Autoworks Colorado.  They've become my guys in the last few months.
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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2004, 11:40:17 PM »
Just an update on this issue.  I called Bolts and they seemed very fair with a quote of 135.00 (parts and labor) for an outer boot replacement.  If I supplied an axle from Raxles.com they would put it in for 100-110 labor.  
I put it off for a bit since I thought I might trade my car in for another car (I know that's bad but I'd figure I'd let the dealer deal with it).  Since it might be a few more weeks or months before I trade my car I decided to get this fixed.  
I was in Loveland yesterday and came across a place called Vee W Unlimited.  I stopped and asked the owner Dick to give me a quote on fixing the outer boot.  He said around 80-90 parts and labor.  It turns out that he need a slightly more expensive boot so my total was 96 and some change.  Very happy and pleased with their attitude and performance.  
On a side note they had some sweet aircooled rides.  One was a mid sixties bus slammed on a set of Porsche wheels and there was a pretty nice looking 914 too.
I'll grab their card and post the location and phone number soon.

Rob

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« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2004, 09:21:13 PM »
$135 for boot replacement?   8O  I haven't had to replace one on any of my VAG cars, but sheesh!  FWIW, my vote for VAG work is RS Motorsports near 52nd/Wadsworth... the only guys that I trust to work on my cars or fix my screwups.  :P

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« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2004, 10:28:01 AM »
Hey Maklioso, Check a bit further in my comments and you'll see that I got it done for just under $97.00.  

If you get a chance let us know what RSMotorsports would charge for something like this.  

Considering it supposed to be 1-1/2 to 2 hrs job and many shops charge 75-100 an hour and the part is approximately 15-20 bucks, I think my $97 (or for that matter the 135) doesn't sound so bad.  The two dealerships I spoke with wanted 250 and 325 for the job.

Rob

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« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2004, 04:04:42 PM »
:oops:  Okay, so I don't know anything.  RS Motorsports quoted $125 to change the boot.  Last time I did one, it was on an old Honda and I just got the boot that is open and you wrap it around the joint and then seal it up.  I didn't realize that the "only way to go" with our cars is to remove the shaft from the joint and slide the full boot up onto it.  I guess it does take longer than the 1/2 hr that it took me on the Honda.  :roll:

BTW, RS has also quoted me $450 for a full TB change on an AEB, which is a mighty fine deal if you don't want to do it yourself.