• Kia Amanti 2005

    From Adam Hall@1:305/3 to All on Thu Feb 25 03:26:26 2021
    Anyone think that a timing belt change for $1600 is excessive?

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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12 to Adam Hall on Thu Feb 25 06:34:58 2021
    Re: Kia Amanti 2005
    By: Adam Hall to All on Thu Feb 25 2021 03:26:26


    Anyone think that a timing belt change for $1600 is excessive?

    that depends on what has to be done to gain access to it... might also be that two of them need to be replaced instead of just one... overhead cam V6 and V8 can have two timing belts... one for each side of the V... in some
    cases, the engine compartment is so small or tightly packed that pulling the engine is almost a requirement...


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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Adam Hall on Thu Feb 25 06:11:00 2021
    Adam Hall wrote to All <=-

    Anyone think that a timing belt change for $1600 is excessive?

    They may be replacing the water pump pre-emptively since they're in there - they did that with my 2002 V6 Camry. I think I paid $900 for the service.

    Do you have an itemized estimate, or are they doing that "That's just what
    we charge based on current assumptions, we roll all the labor into one lump sum" thing?


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  • From Adam Hall@1:305/3 to Kurt Weiske on Wed Mar 3 11:52:51 2021
    $918.72 for Water Pump and Timing component kit
    $49.92 for shop supplies

    $600.72 for Water Pump Removal & Replace w/Air Cond
    $47.76 for Environmental Fees

    $73.96 tax

    $1691.14 Total

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  • From C.G. Learn@1:275/97 to Adam Hall on Wed Mar 3 15:27:00 2021
    $918.72 for Water Pump and Timing component kit $49.92 for shop

    Looks like a 100% markup on the parts, see if he can trim that a bit for you, or let you supply your own parts. Sometimes thay will allow a cust to do that. Dont go cheep on this, as your car has interference heads, and a engine will cost pleanty if you use cheep parts.
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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Adam Hall on Thu Mar 4 06:21:00 2021
    Adam Hall wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-

    $918.72 for Water Pump and Timing component kit
    $49.92 for shop supplies

    $600.72 for Water Pump Removal & Replace w/Air Cond
    $47.76 for Environmental Fees

    $73.96 tax

    $1691.14 Total

    Without doing a lot of research, the parts seem way marked up. The labor
    looks legit.

    The kit (water pump and timing belt) are online for around $125.


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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to C.G. Learn on Thu Mar 4 06:28:00 2021
    C.G. Learn wrote to Adam Hall <=-

    $918.72 for Water Pump and Timing component kit $49.92 for shop

    Looks like a 100% markup on the parts, see if he can trim that a bit
    for you, ∞or let you supply your own parts. Sometimes thay will allow a cust to do ∞that. Dont go cheep on this, as your car has interference heads, and a engine ∞will cost pleanty if you use cheep parts. ∞

    At the very least, get a second opinion.


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