Re: Venting my spleen - and my heater core
Group: alt.autos.4x4.chevy-trucks Date: Sun, Oct 5, 2003, 9:06am (CDT+1)
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Two hundred dollars labor, forty dollars heater core, ten dollars taxes.
Price did not include flush of cooling system. For that add on another
Chilton manual called for 2.5 hours labor, which is what they
would bill for.
The small local shop where the job was done had the heater core
removed in fifteen minutes and installed and pressure tested twenty five
minutes after receiving replacement from jobber. Heater cover, glove box
and dash back in place, add on another 10 minutes.
Start it up, let it warm up, pull it out of shop, go back inside
get bill, pay bill 5 or 10 more minutes, grand total in time 1 hour.
Labor $100.00 (paid willingly)
Heater core $46.45
Two feet 5/8 heater hose @ $.95 per ft $1.90 Total
$146.35 plus tax of $8.78 grand total $155.13.
The old heater core failed due to improper installation by
previous owner, Our Hero was able to see marks left due to failure of
previous owner to properly install the restraining straps.
The lesson? Again, I'm not sure. Add on whatever lesson seems
sounds like a fair price......
sorry to hear about yer brother.