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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:31 am 
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I appreciate it SpreadEagle :)
Trying to keep telling myself that this is better than making payments and that I am reinvesting into the car and that it will last longer.
I did buy it new and have had it paid off for a little over 3 years now.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:41 am 
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Most of that 1800 is the labor.. Now I know some of the great mechanics here have better input than I do but yes trying to help you spend your money wisely. If you can get a longer warranty for same cost figure that may make sense for you..


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:56 pm 
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Mud wrote:
Took it in.
Turns out it is the head gasket. It's not blown, figured it wasn't since there was no coolant mixed in.
Had been prepping myself for $1,000- $1,200 tops.
But they said it'll be $1,892.00 (before taxes) for it to get done. And about 12 hours of labor.
This is going to hurt.



Definitely no Eagle moneys anytime soon :waah:


I should mention that this price includes machine work on head (they don't think it's warped but they are going to have it checked anyways), timing belt, water pump, head gasket, valve cover gasket, fluids, new oil pan (apparently out of the couple of times I didn't have time to make an appointment at the dealership/service dept to get an oil change I instead went to a quick lube and they put in a larger plug that has caused some issues), and I think there were a few other things that were rattled off they were going to replace while in the engine as well.
The mechanic said that if my water pump went out at a later date (and just the pump) that would be an $800 job right there, mostly in labor.
Another PT owner told me that the timing belt is a $1,200 job just by itself. And a PT's owner manual states it should be changed out at 90k mi., I am about halfway there anyways.
I am trying to look at all the positives if you can't tell. If all of this is true, then I guess I am getting my moneys worth.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:26 pm 
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$1200 for a timing belt?!?!?!?!
I want to work in that shop! I can do them parts and all hands down (1 armed even!) in 5 hours including the waterpump for $600 and make buck$ at it!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:28 pm 
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That's what I thought too, $1,200 for a timing belt... insane.
But it wasn't the shop that told me that, it was other PT owners.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:50 pm 
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Got the Loser back Friday!

Conclusion to the story:
timing belt & belt tensioner
water pump
oil pan & gasket
engine gasket pkg
oil change
coolant flush
= $696.35
Head job $90.00
Labor = $950.00
Total= $1,794.52 (After taxes)
They quoted me $1,892.00 (before taxes) so they saved me a couple hundred... I guess I can't complain.


Unfortunately, gonna be broke for a long while so no money towards the Eagle.
Looks like the rear end rebuild is going to be put off (still needing the list of parts anyways viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1172).
Just sucks that it was SO close to being on the road and this shit had to happen :sly:
Still though, would like that list. If I can get money sooner rather than later and have enough for all the parts and the labor... then I might just break $$ myself again just to get her going. It's been a long-awaited itch, that I would just love to scratch soon.

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