Guess the cost!

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  1. nick mercedes

    nick mercedes MB Enthusiast

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    Seems like strong money.

    Did the glow plugs put up a fight?

    And why change only the 3?

    Did you get an itemised bill?
     
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    ZERO

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    Thank you all really appreciate it! Nursing a bruised wallet at the moment!


    If I have been ripped off by how much do you think? (coming to terms with it !)
     
  3. Frank O' Phile

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    FFS!!!!:eek:


    I haven't even spent that much on a whole car. Yet!
     
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    I'd have had a heart attack if that were my car and bill. And I'm use to getting ripped off coz i am blonde and female.
     
  5. Ade B

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    I think I may have visited the same specialist, and spent more (I did get the CHG and ATF done at the same time mind..)

    If you post the breakdown, you'll get better feedback, these MBs don't come cheap you know... ;)


    Ade
     
  6. The Dent Guy

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    For an Indie I would have expected around £900 +VAT

    Think you've paid near enough double.

    Didn't you get them to quote first?
     
  7. Will

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    Yep a breakdown would be useful.

    My guess is that it should have cost less than half of that amount, but the glowplugs gave the garage a lot of trouble - maybe even a head off job to remove and replace?

    Isn't this quite a common problem on CDI engines?

    Will
     
  8. wemorgan

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    I'm sorry to hear your news, it's a painful lesson learnt I'm afraid. I would have guessed £800-£1000 +VAT.
    Next time get them to quote for any additional work.
     
  9. jaymanek

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    thats a crazy bill... We would have charged under £800 for that lot.
     
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    Im wth Jaymanek, as an example my local indie merc specialist is £176 for a B service and £86 for an A service.
     
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    OMG! That sounds ridiculous!!!!!!
     
  12. Will

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    I'd definately wait for the extra information before forming an opinion on this, if the cylinder head has had to come off or something it's a heck of a lot more work than a basic service.

    Will
     
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    Not if that's how much it'll cost to fix, it isn't..
     
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    Shouldn't be any need to take the head off for stuck plugs, and if it's been off why not do all the plugs.?
     
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    Groan! :D

    I'm only speculating about the plugs - never owned a CDI but I've heard some horror stories.

    All I was suggesting is that there might be a little more to this than we all know at the moment - so I'm going to sit on the fence until we have all of the information.

    Obviously if it was just a routine service, no-one would expect such a high bill.

    Will
     
  16. Dieselman

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    Hope you don't get any splinters.
     
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    maybe ian and ollie can give there opinion on this
     
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    Thank you all; nothing I can do now I guess. Lesson learnt.

    Anyone have any idea what a main dealer would hae charged?
     
  19. nick mercedes

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    Do you have a breakdown of the charges?
     
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    Hi Nick; thanks. No break down just a hand written invoice literally listing what I noted in my first post and a total. Yes I am a mug!
    Just felt embarrassed to tackle them at the time and now feel really stupid for not questioning them.
     
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