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Old September 25th, 2006, 05:44 PM   #1
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Default buddies car broke down, needs some work done in detroit!

my buddy ran off the road the other week and has a coolent leak. he took it to a shop and this was the qoute. 99 poniac sunfire.

New Water Pump $184.00
Valve cover gasket: $22.74
Drive belt: $44.00
Battery cable: $42.00
Lower Radiator Hose: $71.00
Coolant Flush: $99.95
Labor: $414.80

"dont know why he would need a water pump and valve cover gasket from funning off the road"
he doesnt know anything about cars.
i live in kzoo and have no time to fix it. just figured with the economy the way it is today, maybee someone would like a side job. he told me the car is leaking antifreeze real bad and really isnt drivable. he lives on wayne states campus.

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Old September 25th, 2006, 05:50 PM   #2
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where is it exactly?

if he wants to tow it over here ill fix it
does he want everything done exactly as shown?
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Old September 25th, 2006, 07:52 PM   #3
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I work in down town detroit and could probably pop over and do the work for free. Have him get the parts and tell me when and where and I can lend a hand. Like XJ said does he want it done exactly as the shop quoted? Oh and it would have to be a weeknight if that works for him.
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he just wants it running.
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Old September 25th, 2006, 10:22 PM   #5
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the only 2 part listed that could cause a coolant leak would be the water pump and the rad hose, and only the rad hose would likely be damaged by going off the road, although I would have suspected more likely the rad itself.

Plus I looked up a few of those parts at Autozone and those prices are way out of line.

sounds like someones tring to take advantage of him.
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Old September 26th, 2006, 12:07 AM   #7
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Pick up a bottle of that Stop-Leak. Temp fix to get it away from that shop.
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the only 2 part listed that could cause a coolant leak would be the water pump and the rad hose, and only the rad hose would likely be damaged by going off the road, although I would have suspected more likely the rad itself.

Plus I looked up a few of those parts at Autozone and those prices are way out of line.

sounds like someones tring to take advantage of him.
x2 i dont see that water pump mysteriously failing in sync with the hose. Heck he might not even need a new hose just clampled down again, and they are trying to take the poor student for $900.
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my buddy ran off the road the other week and has a coolent leak. he took it to a shop and this was the qoute. 99 poniac sunfire.

New Water Pump $184.00
Valve cover gasket: $22.74
Drive belt: $44.00
Battery cable: $42.00
Lower Radiator Hose: $71.00
Coolant Flush: $99.95
Labor: $414.80

"dont know why he would need a water pump and valve cover gasket from funning off the road"
he doesnt know anything about cars.
i live in kzoo and have no time to fix it. just figured with the economy the way it is today, maybee someone would like a side job. he told me the car is leaking antifreeze real bad and really isnt drivable. he lives on wayne states campus.

thanks nick

correct me if im wrong, but why would you need to do a coolent flush, just let the leak drain all the fluid.......fix what needs to be done, and fill er back up:tonka: just a thought from a non mechanic.....just pay for the price of the coolent?!?!?!
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Pick up a bottle of that Stop-Leak. Temp fix to get it away from that shop.
Whatever yo do do not I mean not let him put stopleak in it it will cause more prollems
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Whatever yo do do not I mean not let him put stopleak in it it will cause more prollems


X2 im off today-Thurs pm me if you still need someone. I can shoot down there take a look and see if I can do it there or not.


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A battery cable? A head gasket? WTF??
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