VW MK5 (2008) Rabbit 2.5 L. "Throttle Body issue", replacement? UPDATE!
I hope someone here can chime in on this. I got a Check engine light recently and am having a rough idle. Car feels weaker. I drove it to a garage they checked it and said it is a T.B.I Throttle Body issue. suggested try get one used. to save money. should be 50-75$ New he said would cost $300 So I thought hmm ok used sounds better lol. Then I have this "Family mechanic" but lately his quotes have been questionable as you can do a search and find a ball park figure of the price. But I decided to ask him what he can do for me as a second opinion.
He replied $525 + 7$ Gasket and $30 to install. His cost for the parts. I asked is this OEM or something? he said no, it's aftermarket part price. But when I do a search I see anywhere from 150+ ( and the fact he was more expensive than the garage I brought it too baffled me) as I thought and assume it would be way less, by using a back yard mechanic.
But because I am not familiar with this all, I know RFD likes to save money and would like to hear if it sounds right? or have a suggestion of where or who, an honest garage.
anyway VW heads from the GTA here?