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Old 08-08-2016, 12:27 PM   #1
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cost of repair?

I just had my serpentine belt and spark plugs changed. $300 labor. Does that seem about right? Thank you guys for your thoughts!
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Can't say... I changed my plugs in 1 1/2 hours, all in, and had the serpent belt swapped in a half hour, start to finish.
At that rate, we'd be talking $150/hour.
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Old 08-08-2016, 12:50 PM   #3
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well, you didn't take breaks etc lol yeah Their rate is 90$. I guess 3 something hrs is not too unreasonable.
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I assume your a weekend mechanic so I would hope they would be faster then you are at fixing things
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Did the $300 include the parts? If yes then the repair was probably 2+hours.
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Old 08-08-2016, 01:42 PM   #6
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$300 labor, 125$ parts (oem plugs, tubes, engine air filter), I supplied serpentine belt.
$25 tax

450$ total.
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$300 labor, 125$ parts (oem plugs, tubes, engine air filter), I supplied serpentine belt.
$25 tax

450$ total.
AHH HA!!! You didn't mention the tubes were changed in the first post. With that also being done then $300.00 is reasonable.
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oh is the tubes that difficult to change out also? ok Thanks makes me feel better

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changing the tubes would easily add an hour to a plug change
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well don't you always change out the tubes when doing the spark plugs? i assume they go hand n hand.... thanks guys for thoughts.
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The tubes only need replacing if the 2 x rubber O rings (located at the top and bottom of the tubes) are leaking. They can sometimes be difficult to remove and some have broken due to the plastic tube being brittle.
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:08 AM   #12
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I was at 67K so I just had them replaced anyway. Also had cracks in my serpentine belt. Thanks for all your thoughts guys! very much appreicated.
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