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Old 08-17-2009, 07:38 AM
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Did I get screwed?

I had a #2 injector failure a few weeks ago. I had it towed to a shop and this is what I paid. I did not request the glow plugs and the valve covers were replaced 2 months ago.

8 Glow Plugs $200
2 VC $192
Injector $361
Towing $95
Labor $600
Diagnostic $120

Is this a little high?
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:42 AM
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Its about average
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why did they replace the valve covers? arent those supposed to be pretty much a permanent part of the engine unless they get damaged?? All the cars I've ever had I have never had to replace the valve covers.
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:50 AM
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why did they replace the valve covers? arent those supposed to be pretty much a permanent part of the engine unless they get damaged?? All the cars I've ever had I have never had to replace the valve covers.
I think he meant the gaskets But those are reusable too
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:52 AM
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wow, $192 for gaskets! that sucks. especially if they can be reused.
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:54 AM
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Yea I meant Valve cover gaskets. I replaced them when my uvch was disconnected.
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:55 AM
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Glowplugs you can get for about 10 bucks a piece or if you look around, sometimes cheaper.
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I found glowplugs for 50 buck on ebay, motorcraft plugs

Diagnostic and labor looks right

VC gaskets pretty high there, plus like said before they are reusable unless yours were brittle

I still cant believe they charge that much to pull injectors, even at 100 an hour it doesnt take 6 hours to pull and put them in.
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Old 08-17-2009, 08:07 AM
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I found glowplugs for 50 buck on ebay, motorcraft plugs

Diagnostic and labor looks right

VC gaskets pretty high there, plus like said before they are reusable unless yours were brittle

I still cant believe they charge that much to pull injectors, even at 100 an hour it doesnt take 6 hours to pull and put them in.
You could get glow plugs for a penny a piece for a while
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You could get glow plugs for a penny a piece for a while
dam I should have got on that deal
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