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It's a ripp off - I hire my own cert. BMW mech on (archive)

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Posted by Kurt on June 10, 1999 at 15:49:47:

In Reply to: How long should it take to replace... posted by wizzard on June 10, 1999 at 15:29:47:

: Sway Bars

: Brake Lines with a flush

: I figure the dealer is trying to soak me (huh...ya think). They quoted 3.5 hours for the brake lines and 3 for the sway bars.

: The intersting thing is thay also have an oil change, radiator hose replacement and a couple other items to do...and can still get it all done by the time they close at 7pm (they called at 1:15).

: Not sure if this has anything to do with daylight savings time, new math or something similar (math has not been my strong point), but I can't see how they can actually quote 6.5 hours work plus oil change and other items and actually spend only 5.75 hours doing it all.

: And...at $78/h (up from $63 just a couple months ago), I told them i would have someone else do it.

: Can those who have performed these tasks comment on the time it took.

: wizzard
: wizzard'z webz
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4/'98 2.8l Drk Grn/Beige/Black - 17" - sport bun warmers - Wood steering wheel, brake handle and trim - Dinan chip, strut brace, and free-flow cold air intake snorkle thingy, Borla custom cat back exhaust and Intercooler tips - yada, yada, yada - and no power top (real roadsters don't have no fuggin' power top)

: Eibach sway bars and BavAuto SS brake lines on hold for now :^(

:

the side when possible. Most don't get paid very much and it helps them out. When you have to take your car in to the dealership the mech. treat it special.


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