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Mechanic nightmare

About two weeks ago brought my Touareg to a mechanic for timing chain, he inspected the car and told me tue valves were fine and the timing chain was OK, all i needed was the camshafts adjusters.called to see if the job was done, i was told that the timing was bad, and he had to the timing, and should be done by Friday. I was away came back from a short vacation yesterday, first thing i did was call him, to my surprise he tells me 3 valves were bend and needed replacement. Its been exactly 15 days the car in the shop and no end in sight not to mentioned my car is being held hostage. This guy was recommended by a friend of mine who did maintenance on his euro cars, at this point I'm about to punch someone in the face.. so effin pissed.
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First off, what year and engine? Why did you bring it to him in the first place? Was it running fine beforehand?

If you brought it to him to have the chains replaced preventively, and now he says there’s an issue, sounds like he messed something up and is trying to cover it up.
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2007 V6 3.6L, the car was towed there, i knew i need timing chains replaced, but that's about it.
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You don't tow automatics - you have them moved on a flat bed.


Why didn't it go to the workshop under it's own power?


Was it making nasty noises?

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Soooooo much detail......
Where's this shop? What's it called? Sounds like the rest of us should avoid it at all costs!
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The car was making an engine was marking rattling noises, and it felt like was losing power at times, i did not drive it at all until the day i wanted to take it to the mechanic, battery was dead, so i drove it for few miles to get the battery charged a bit, with no issues, until i was around the corner that the car completely stalled. The engine was making a noise that sounded like it was grinding stones. Towned the car on my friend recommendation which never did any major repair there mostly minor and had good experience, today its the 15th day with no end to issues. Hope this clears some things up.
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Soooooo much detail......
Where's this shop? What's it called? Sounds like the rest of us should avoid it at all costs!
I would definitely post his info, by tomorrow, simply, giving him the opportunity to explain when i go to the shop today, i hate going back and forth over the phone, so going to the shop shortly.
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[QUOTE=noobytoogy;2035763]You don't tow automatics - you have them moved on a flat bed.


Why didn't it go to the workshop under it's own power?


Was it making nasty noises?[/QUOT

Car was towed using a flatbed.
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Okay, this is how I read this now:

After you thought there was a problem with the timing chain due to noises, you arranged to have the timing chain replaced but on the way to the workshop the noises got a whole lot worse so you stopped and had it flat-bedded to the mechanic.

After some dismantling [how much stripping down has been done is not clear to me] it appears some valves are bent so the car not only needs a new timing chain it also need the heads rebuilding.

Is this the current situation?

If the valves are bent what do the tops of the pistons look like?

Has there been contact with the valves?

What has the mechanic suggested as the next steps to repair the car?
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So many things to comment on..... where to start?

1 - So you drove a vehicle that sounded like it was grinding stones to "charge the battery"?
2 - Valves don't typically bend without impacting something (such as the pistons)
3 - If it was losing power "at times", it couldn't have been the timing chain or bent valves unless they would magically fix themselves "at other times"
4 - Were you throwing codes when this intermittent power loss was happening?
5 - Did you scan\retrieve any codes?

Can you clarify the "with no issues" statement? So you were driving it to charge the battery, and there was
- no rattling noise (front the timing chain that needed replacing)
- no "grinding stones noise"
- no "power loss"
....... or all those were existing? (or some combination of)

I'm so confused!
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