Hi, I'm very keen on getting this precaution job taken care of on my 2004 A4 1.8T Cab, which I've owned since it was almost new (it only had 9,000miles on the clock when i picked it up). I've only ever used Castrol Syntec SAE5-40, as recommended and always done the oil changes on time.
Audi will charge me $125 per hr, so I'd probably be just shy of a grand... Or I could take it to a different mechanic for 1/2 the price and just hope they do a proper job?
Thing is I do not have the tools nor the experience to drop a subframe.. As much as I'd love to carry out this job myself, I'd probably make a right mess of things at best, or at worse kill myself as the 'sub frame' drops on me while I'm under it !!
So and this is aimed at any competent audi mechanic.. Would you say any competent mechanic could carry out this job? Or should I strictly leave it only for Audi to meddle, as they may miss certain little techinques that'll only come back and bite me on the ass a few months down the road.