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Old 06-07-2013, 03:52 AM   #1
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O-Rings?

I am about to go look at an '01 Base Model with 90K miles that has been dealer maintained and all records are available. I have learned over the years that a phone call about a used car reveals very little information. The car has to be seen, driven and inspected. I am making arrangements to do all that.

In the course of the phone conversation I was told that the dealer has done a recent service and says that the car needs only one thing, "O-rings." The dealer quoted $1,200 for this job. The person, the owners son, didn't know what o-rings.

I can't imagine what o-rings would be a $1,200 job unless there is an a/c leak.

Any thoughts?

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Old 06-07-2013, 04:17 AM   #2
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An RMS would be in that $$$ neighborhood. In my experience a dealer can be the worst place to buy a car. Please report back with the info you get.
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O-ring seals for the sparkplug tubes?
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:36 AM   #4
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Sorry if I misled. The car is not being sold by a dealer. It is being sold by the individual who has been having it serviced at the dealer.

From what I've read it doesn't sound like it would be spark plug tube o-rings since they want $1,200 for the job.

If it is the RMS that they are talking about, then the $1,200 she is knocking off the price could go for an IMS upgrade.
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:09 AM   #5
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O-ring seals for the sparkplug tubes?
If that's their estimate for spark plug tube o-rings, I'd hate to see the invoice for an RMS...

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