Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Cost of replacing a engine on a 2009 GTI volkswagen?

asked by on

My son's engine needs to be replaced. I guess the oil light didn't come on and mileage wasn't enough for an oil change so when the engine wouldn't turn over, he had it towed to a mechanic/garage. They said with labor it would cost about $4700 to replace. Does this sound reasonable. Labor was quoted about $1600. Is this reasonable or is the mechanic taking advantage of him? He lives in the Manchester, NH area.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: That is not an unreasonable price for a L4-...

That is not an unreasonable price for a L4-2.0 L turbo engine. It would be much more elsewhere. Be sure the turbo charger is thoroughly inspected. If the engine failed due to an oil/lubrication issue, it would not be surprising to find the turbo charger is damaged as well. The turbo charger shares its oil source with the engine.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car doesn't like to start

The first thing to do is to charge and have battery tested and alternator tested to see if it is recharging the battery. If both the battery and charging system check out okay then you will need to have the...

Q: My car needs a new engine

This would all depend on the condition of the rest of the vehicle and how many miles you drive per year. If you only drive 15k to 20k miles per year and have a brand new engine, this vehicle should...

Q: When I step on the gas my beetle turns off.

The problem sounds like you may have more than one problem. You need to see if the carburetor accelerator pump is working by checking the carburetor with engine off and operating the accelerator to see if it squirts fuel. If...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...