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      honestly that is with any used car.




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      Quote Originally Posted by petrified.rabbit View Post
      honestly that is with any used car.

      Any used car that is not serviced correctly...sure.

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      I'd expect to pay 700-800 just for the timing belt work. I don't think $1k to do the rest is bad at all.

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      its dealer prices too. And "often" dealers charge more for smaller tasks.

      I would definitely go to a dealer (if there is a slight increase in price) for real engine / tranny work, like timing belts, clutches etc (if i didnt do it myself anyhow). The warranty and knowing the parts are oem quality may the price worth it.

      I have seen dealers quote $1000+ for one set of brakes. RIP OFF. I can do all four corners typically for $400, often less including labor. And I mean thats what I charge people. If i do them its more like $200..


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      Quote Originally Posted by petrified.rabbit View Post
      its dealer prices too. And "often" dealers charge more for smaller tasks.

      I would definitely go to a dealer (if there is a slight increase in price) for real engine / tranny work, like timing belts, clutches etc (if i didnt do it myself anyhow). The warranty and knowing the parts are oem quality may the price worth it.

      I have seen dealers quote $1000+ for one set of brakes. RIP OFF. I can do all four corners typically for $400, often less including labor. And I mean thats what I charge people. If i do them its more like $200..
      On petrified.rabbits statement I definitely agree! For brakes at all four corners on my Suburban the dealership wanted to charge me $1000.00 for all four rotors and pads at all corners parts + labor. Apparently GM rotors were $150/rotor. Thats $600 just in rotors. I told them to call me either when they had dropped the price to a more industry standard price or stopped smoking marijuana. Anyway I pulled the truck into my garage and did just like petrified.rabbit. Did my brakes at all four corners for around $450.00.
      Missing our beloved 1st gen Aveos everyday!
      Silence is golden. Duct tape is silver!!
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      Chevoo-1/2 Chevy, 1/2 Daewoo. I mean like WTF?

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      well the 08 is going in for a complete tune up and timing belt job wish me luck lol
      Big Mike

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      It will idle higher if the engine is cold, as for a ticking sound if you get one!? mines
      done that since the day i drove it of the lot





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