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    GeorgiaGuy
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    Had my car for 7 yrs now and all I’ve done is change the oil and tires. It’s at 116K miles and the dealer’s trying to convince me “it’s time” to change the belt/water pump. I’ve never had a car long enough to ever think about this before. Any suggestions?

    #306081
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    Kaliboy
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    [i]Originally posted by GeorgiaGuy[/i]
    Had my car for 7 yrs now and all I’ve done is change the oil and tires. It’s at 116K miles and the dealer’s trying to convince me “it’s time” to change the belt/water pump. I’ve never had a car long enough to ever think about this before. Any suggestions?

    What does your manufacturer’s manual say? Chances are you will need it replace. If your timing belt goes out, you might risk blowing out your valves or something like that…

    I dont know how much they want to charge you, but the belt changing may cost around $300-600 bucks. You’re better off paying that amount as opposed to paying $3000+ if the belts breaks. And while they are in there, its a good idea to replace the water pump as well.

    My car has a timing chain so it supposed to last longer than a belt.

    Good luck and keep us posted!

    #306092
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    Dealer quoted me @ $1100 before tax. *about fainted*….I’ll have to do some price shopping after this holiday to see what and where. I HATE the actual dealers.

    #306102
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    [i]Originally posted by GeorgiaGuy[/i]
    Dealer quoted me @ $1100 before tax. *about fainted*….I’ll have to do some price shopping after this holiday to see what and where. I HATE the actual dealers.

    Get quotes from other independent mechanics. Im sure they’ll actually do it for cheaper.

    I try to avoid the Stealership at all cost!

    #306112
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    Khmer_Ryder
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    i stop going to dealership long ago

    #306122
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    GeorgiaGuy
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    Yeah, I just got it all done for @ $200 less INCLUDING spark plugs. Damn dealer quoted me @ $1100 just belt/pump BEFORE tax….went to Midas and they did it all with plugs for $1000.

    [i]Originally posted by Khmer_Ryder[/i]
    i stop going to dealership long ago

    #306132
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    [i]Originally posted by GeorgiaGuy[/i]
    Yeah, I just got it all done for @ $200 less INCLUDING spark plugs. Damn dealer quoted me @ $1100 just belt/pump BEFORE tax….went to Midas and they did it all with plugs for $1000.

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    [i]Originally posted by Khmer_Ryder[/i]
    i stop going to dealership long ago

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    if all u got was just the timing belt, water pump and spark plugs done, u still paid alot. i dont think something like that should cost u anything more than 800 bucks with oem parts from and independent garage. mind me asking what type of car it was?

    #306143
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    V6 Honda Accord…..spark plugs themselves were $30 each. You’re right…it came out to be @ $800 just belt/pump but the plugs was additional $260. I think it was worth it since I’ve never changed anything on this car besides oil and tires. Had it for 7 yrs…..and I’m thinking at least another 7 before I do anything again. :-)

    [i]Originally posted by sidmann[/i]
    if all u got was just the timing belt, water pump and spark plugs done, u still paid alot. i dont think something like that should cost u anything more than 800 bucks with oem parts from and independent garage. mind me asking what type of car it was?

    #306154
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    Those must be some really good spart plugs. I paid a few bucks for mines and got my brother in law to put them in…took him a few minutes.

    #306165
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    sidmann
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    [i]Originally posted by GeorgiaGuy[/i]
    V6 Honda Accord…..spark plugs themselves were $30 each. You’re right…it came out to be @ $800 just belt/pump but the plugs was additional $260. I think it was worth it since I’ve never changed anything on this car besides oil and tires. Had it for 7 yrs…..and I’m thinking at least another 7 before I do anything again. :-)

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    [i]Originally posted by sidmann[/i]
    if all u got was just the timing belt, water pump and spark plugs done, u still paid alot. i dont think something like that should cost u anything more than 800 bucks with oem parts from and independent garage. mind me asking what type of car it was?

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    i mean 800 with the spark plugs. on those accord V6 its not that difficult to change, and good platinum tip spark plugs is around 18 dollars should last u 5 years or 60k miles. also was the cam and crank shaft oil seal replaced?

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