In Reply to: How long should it take to replace... posted by wizzard on June 10, 1999 at 15:29:47:
I was quoted 3 hours to install white face gauges on my Z3. The labor charge was $80 an hour! So I decided to replace it myself, and I had it done in a hour! I was also quoted for 2 hours to install a Remus exhaust! I went to Midas and I had it done in 30 mins for $65.
: 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.
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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 power top (real roadsters don't have no fuggin' power top)
: Eibach sway bars and BavAuto SS brake lines on hold for now :^(