The complete automotive resource for buyers, sellers, and owners like you.
Car, Truck and SUV Forums at Roadfly
+ Bentley Forums
+ BMW Forums
+ Cadillac Forums
+ Chevrolet Forums
+ Ferrari Forums
+ Jaguar Forums
+ Lamborghini Forums
+ Lotus Forums
+ Mercedes-Benz Forums
+ Maserati Forums
+ MINI Forums
+ Porsche Forums
+ General Discussion
+ Marketplace Forums
The maint is driving me bonkers.... (archive)

[ Follow Ups ] [ E30 M3 Message Board ] [ Msg. Board FAQ ]

Posted by Aaron on November 23, 2000 at 00:24:12:

In Reply to: Latest mechanic bill (scary!) posted by Greg I on November 21, 2000 at 19:55:37:

I've put almost a grand into my car in the last month just to keep it running. Everything has been associated to the rubber parts. All new belts, water hoses, water pump, radiator, thermostat. I hope all these replacements will make me roadworthy until spring. I still have some must-do stuff like shocks and shock mounts, tires, bushings. My mechanic is going to let me help him with some of the current repairs, this will let me learn in a controlled environment. He is also giving me a brake on labor costs since I've spent so much money with him recently. He told me, and I quote...."Aaron, I'm feeling sorry for you, I'll cut you some slack". Ever hear these words from a mechanic? LOL

Well, I'm in the process of having a Dinan Stage 3 suspension installed, along with swaybar reinforcements, and a UUC short shifter. Turns out I'll also be replacing the engine/transmission mounts and the ICV. Perhaps a couple other minor fixes (took the car in with a small list of annoyances).

We're talking about a bill that has now moved itself well upwards of my original $3K self-imposed ceiling.

These cars are expensive. Not sure how much longer I can afford this. At least it'll be "perfect" at the end of the week. I've spend close to $7K US getting this thing into the kind of condition I wanted. Even though it was great when I got it, it seems that the difference between "great" and "perfect" is a lot of time and money.

What kind of crazy bills have you guys had? This one comes as a real shocker to me. I'm almost regretting getting rid of my Type-R; at least I had a warranty there and ten years less of wear and tear items to eventually replace.


Follow Ups:

[ Follow Ups ] [ E30 M3 Message Board ] [ Msg. Board FAQ ]
Questions, comments, or problems, please visit the Roadfly help desk. Logo © 1997 - 2018 Jump Internet Inc. All rights reserved.