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Cost of service

Just thought I would vent.
I bought my oil and filters online with the idea that I would change them myself, but it turns out I'm way too busy ( I've been working 7/16's for the past 2 months) so I went to pep boys to see how much the labor would be to change the oil, oil filter and the 2 fuel filters. Oil labor was $39.99. OMG then he told me that the labor cost on the fuel filters was $129. Geezus. I made sure 3 times that was the cost for labor only. Why in the he!! Should it cost $130 to change two filters!!!!
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Cleaning charge. They can't do the lower filter with out getting fuel all over themselves.

Just saying.

That is real spendy. Heck, if you lived close by, I'd change your filters for, let's say, $120 for all 3! Just kidding.
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I suspect there charging you 1 hour on the rail and .3 on the top fuel filter.

That at 100 an hr the going rate now a days is the 130.

This is why i do as much of the service myself as i can, i think my time is worth 100 an hour too so i cant justify giving it away for something like this.

I understand your super busy and being busy like that costs you more then 1 way.

Want to talk real rip off goto a Boat dealer.

I got a 5.7 V8 in my boat, they want 150 to change that oil and all they do is run the engine with a hose attached to my water intake to warm it up then stick a pump on the oil drain and suck it out. The oil filter is a remote mount and right at your finger tips.

They charge 50 for oil and filter and 100 for the labor.

Ask for a winterization? 200 and all they do other then change your oil is pull the 2 lower block plugs to drain the water out of ym block.
150 for summerization and this is the real joke they hook up the hose to the intake once again and start it and let it run for 30 minutes to make sure theres no issues..

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That's insane...the dealer here in eastern NC charges $119 for fuel filter change (parts and labor)
Oil change 92 (parts and labor)

Takes me 25 minutes to do both fuel filters,lying in a dirt/rock driveway. mine is 4WD with the driveshaft in the way,
A little longer to do the oil change, pouring oil into another bucket, pouring 4 jugs into engine, etc. Under 1.5 hours to do both, not hurrying and cleaned up.
You really did take it somewhere bad, and I don't mean Pep Boys.

If you are active duty, talk to guys in the motor pool and see if anyone has a 6.0, or is smart enough to work on one, see if they want extra bucks, and do it at the Auto Craft shop on base
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i think we charge around $45-50 labor for fuel filters. oil change, no idea
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just think the amount of time it took you to drive there and ask them how much is longer then it woulda took you to do it,

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just think the amount of time it took you to drive there and ask them how much is longer then it woulda took you to do it,
Not really it only too me 5 mins to ask them to do it an since it's on the way to work I didn't loose any time. I can do it my self I know how an have the tools it's just I don't have the time. And I know it only takes 30 mins but when you haven't had a day off since thanksgiving and work 16 hours an night 30 mins is a lot of sleep I could miss.
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i think we charge around $45-50 labor for fuel filters. oil change, no idea
Where are you located?
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Workin' 7/16 I'd still find the time to change it myself. The whole job doesn't take an hour.
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Workin' 7/16 I'd still find the time to change it myself. The whole job doesn't take an hour.
Yea it looks like I'm going to gave to.
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