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 Post subject: Re: Was I Overcharged?
Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:20 pm 
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I got my injectors cleaned and serviced a while ago, and my trade price was still $30-40 or so each from memory, plus the time I spent fitting, I think $300 for all you got is a pretty good price, not just fair.

Dealerships in Alice Springs charge up to $150 an hour for labour, we are one of the cheaper hourly rates I know of in town and we charge $95, it is a little more than usual as we are in the middle of nowhere, but still.
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Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:14 pm 
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considering your old man owns the business.. yes
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Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:33 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
uniacidz wrote:
For 30-55 a hour, i would get them to wipe my a** in the morning if i was too stuffed to wipe my a**

errrr, never heard of overheads have we?
i highly recommend you never consider running a small business :lol:


I think he's saying that the price is so cheap that the guy might as well wipe his a*** while he's at it.
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Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:58 pm 
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Why did the manifold gasket need to be replaced? It isn't necessary for the sake of injector removal...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Was I Overcharged?
Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:47 pm 
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No but they do degrade, and can develop a slight leak which affects performance/fuel economy in the same way as a split MAP hose line does.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:47 am 
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metasaiah wrote:
Why did the manifold gasket need to be replaced? It isn't necessary for the sake of injector removal...



It's a common problem with the I6 engine. The gasket splits and leaks. Causes a s**t idle and poor fuel economy.

I did one on an AU last week, it had one split at the first port, that one split was worth 1in/hg at idle.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:04 am 
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metasaiah wrote:
Why did the manifold gasket need to be replaced? It isn't necessary for the sake of injector removal...


The gasket was broken.
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Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:27 pm 
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Woah, my 30 - 55 was a guessimate..... s**t just an example...

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:51 am 
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I dunno how hard it is to remove a BBM but I once spent about 5 hours a day for 3 days trying to take the intake manifold of the sr20det in my 180sx...couldn't believe how hard it was. After 3 days of swearing, having my hands cut to pieces, raging at anyone who came near me etc the bastard finally came off....

Then when I was done I had to put it back on....&^%$^*&%^$*&^%&*$^%&$(^@&$^$@&(^$@$*&^@&$^@$&^@*&$^@&$^@&$^@&$^@*&$@

 

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