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2003 Volkswagen EuroVan Question: Big bill for timing chain replacement, and associated pump



skimboarder, Laguna Beach, CA, June 22, 2011, 20:50

Oil pan full of carbonized sludge, chain loose, gear worn, oil pump needed replacing, results in a $7,000 bill. Can't you get a whole new motor for that amount. Done at San Juan Capistrano dealership in California.. I am original owner, never overheated motor that I know of, drove only 10,000 miles per year mostly town. please respond to texhaines@mac.com I will sign up.

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    June 22, 2011, 21:47

    it sounds like you neglected to change your oil resulting in this situation.
    yes, it sounds like you could have had a new motor for that kind of money.


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