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I get my car back tomorrow. Heres the list of what was replaced and the total cost.
Front brakes- pads only
Motor mounts
Radiator- new
Thermostat
Tie rod bushings- kit
Exhaust Manifold gaskets- both
After shop fees, taxes, and a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty on all labor
$839

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Ummmmm, sounds pricey?
 

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radiator was right at 200, and most of the stuff takes a WHILE to do. Im just super glad that my manifolds are fixed, that ticking noise was really annoying!
 

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I had ..............................
Replace timing chain with kit(includes chains, and a bunch or other stuff)
desludged motor (there was ALOT of sludge)
replace both front wheel bearings
replace water pump
recharge AC
replace oil pan gasket
flush transmission and replace filter
replaced worn vaccuum hoses
flush radiator
check tensioner(sp)
oil change
tune up
Total $1417.11
.................done last year... I found out that the PLUG that goes to my fans was melted and NOT half working... i cut out the plug and hard wired it. That fixed the problem, but not before it caused more. Shes gonna hit 200,000 before the end of summer im sure.
 

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Brakes are a DIY job on these cars, not difficult.
 

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r0meo021 said:
I had ..............................
Replace timing chain with kit(includes chains, and a bunch or other stuff)
desludged motor (there was ALOT of sludge)
replace both front wheel bearings
replace water pump
recharge AC
replace oil pan gasket
flush transmission and replace filter
replaced worn vaccuum hoses
flush radiator
check tensioner(sp)
oil change
tune up
Total $1417.11
.................done last year... I found out that the PLUG that goes to my fans was melted and NOT half working... i cut out the plug and hard wired it. That fixed the problem, but not before it caused more. Shes gonna hit 200,000 before the end of summer im sure.

A couple of questions for you :

1) Where did the timing chain kti come from and what was it's price ?

2) Same question for the water pump. OEM or after market ? Price

3) How was the desludging done and what did it cost ?

Over all, that looks like a lot of parts and labor of $1400. I'd say you did OK.

Thanks in advance
 

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That was last years stuff.....but I didnt buy the stuff... SO im not sure where it came from... BUT i DO know he shops at NAPA and anywhere except advanced auto and autozone. The desludging was done by removing the valve covers and plenum, cleaning out inside them, then removing the oil pan and cleaning it out too... NOT sure what he used or How he did it though. Im a Car electrical type guy...lol, dont know much about mechanics.
 

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Just sounds like standard maintenance stuf to me, both times.

does make me glad that I can perform most every repair or maintenace myself though. 1400 bucks for the timeing chain change sounds reasonable alone. throw in the rest and it sounds pretty good.
839 sound a little high however, not by much, but a little.
I'd say you made out OK over all.
Did the same shop perform both jobs?

Cheers

BJ
 

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r0meo021 said:
Im a Car electrical type guy...lol, dont know much about mechanics.
...Struggling not to make a cake baking reference ... and failed
 

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04IntrepidSXT said:
...Struggling not to make a cake baking reference ... and failed
I caught that...
 

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Great White said:
Just sounds like standard maintenance stuf to me, both times.

does make me glad that I can perform most every repair or maintenace myself though. 1400 bucks for the timeing chain change sounds reasonable alone. throw in the rest and it sounds pretty good.
839 sound a little high however, not by much, but a little.
I'd say you made out OK over all.
Did the same shop perform both jobs?

Cheers

BJ
Yes they did both of them. Why do you guys think its high? It seems DIRT cheap to me. Especially since he had to remove the whole tie rod, those manifold gaskets are a PAIN, and that thermostat aint in the same place as my 1981 oldsmobile...lol.
 

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YEP, and the 3.5HO is still (slowly but surely) being built. Remember, the engine is a 2002, so i had to fish and find everything to make it work with a 2001 ECU. If the 2.7 lasts as long as I hope, then I am going to have some extras done to it.
 

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geeze i think i got hosed i paid like 650cdn just for a rad butthey said it everything in one ,oil cooler ,tranny cooler , rad
 

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650?

For a rad?

that's just a little high methinks. What was the price of the rad alone and where did you have the work done?

Cheers

BJ
 
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