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Just taken my wife's A1 1.6 TDi to Bolton Audi of exhaust

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Hi, just taken my wife's A1 1.6 TDi to Bolton Audi for rectification of exhaust temp sensor 3.
I've been told the sensor is seized and now have to have a new DPF as well as the sensor. Quoting me £3008, yes £3008.
Is this a typical fault and realistic cost, seems outrageous considering I was quoted £304 for the sensor fix...
Not very happy
Cheers
Mick
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Audi
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I would still like to know if this is a common fault
Thankd
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.

Hello Mick

a new set of DPF parts will cost that much if you buy the parts from Audi

and as the sensor is seized in place then the parts will need replacing

now you can save money buy buying pattern parts from Eurocar parts and I'd also get a small independent garage to do the work as their labour rate will be considerably less than the dealers

and a small garage may also more motivated to try and remove the sensor so saving the cost of a new DPF as with enough effort you can usually remove a seized part ( drilling it out for example)

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