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Old Jan 21st, 2013, 06:18 PM
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I am just recovering from a heart attack (mentally) after the quote for replacing the timing chain, crank sprocket, guide rails etc. Just under $3,000. In addition the oil filter housing and the line feeding oil to the turbo were both leaking and the expense was priced out separately. Each were charged as individual jobs. I feel like much of the labor was overlapping and wanted other opinions.

Wouldn't the labor for the oil filter housing & oil feed to the turbo be less when doing the timing chain, tension pulley, guide rails, etc. all at the same time rather than as if each job was done individually?

I was having the oil changed also which they billed separately as well until I said I thought that expense should be part of the timing chain replacement job. The dealer did credit me the oil change.
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Old Jan 29th, 2013, 09:23 AM
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you got to keep an eye on the "Stealers" mate,
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Whats the breakdown off the bill ?
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Maybe they put it all back together and then did the oil change?
They know this would cost more and hope folk dont take much notice of reading the actual bill.
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Description qty part # part $ labor hrs labor $ price
guide rails. Includes oil pan gasket $559.71 15.00 $2,399.99 $2,959.70
valve cover gasket and program $0.00
turbo oil feed line leaking $120.98 4.00 $589.98 $710.96
$0.00
oil filter housing gasket leaking $35.87 6.00 $892.98 $928.85
$0.00
rear sway bar bushings $39.34 2.50 $369.98 $409.32
$0.00
$0.00
oil service $119.95 0.50 $119.95
$0.00
front brake pads,sensor and rotors $446.35 2.00 $290 $736.33
rotors are needed. 2mm below $0.00
minimum specs $0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00

total parts $1,322.20 customer name: Victor ferrugia
taxes on parts $109.08 repair order number: 554214
total labor $4,542.91 last 8 of vin: 8tv38308
shop supplies $85.52 mileage: 61138
total $6,059.71
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Why do labor rates vary between $145 and $160 per hour?
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Certain monkeys for certain jobs? Maybe they charge like plumbers, depending on the job. Not sure, but I have to find an independent Mini Service garage.
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6 hours for an oil filter housing gasket
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I know! Four hours for the turbo oil feed line! I could even do it faster than that. There has been no reply from the dealer since I voiced my concerns. I am not surprised. I am sure they didn't like my response on their little survey they send after servicing my car.
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