What's your biggest repair bill?

Discussion in 'Parts, Maintenance & Servicing' started by Revvd, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. Revvd

    Revvd Active Member

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    Recently had a repair quote of £15,637 for a new DCT gearbox on my E92 M3. I nearly fell off my chair when the quote came through!

    So.. What's the highest you've been quoted for a fix?

    (I didn't pay for the repair by the way, returned the whole vehicle to the dealer for a refund as I'd owned it a matter of weeks!)
     
  2. renault12ts

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    Oooooh...tempting fate?
     
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    Teasing the warranty gods.
     
  4. Mr Filipov

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    Biggest for me so far has been just over £600 for inlet shutoff motor on my CLS320.
     
  5. fabes

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    £1000 ish on a 2.2 petrol Zafira when the injectors went.
    The only repair bill in 6.5 years so I could forgive it that...
     
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    With Brutus the Single one Big bill was 2x New Air struts fitted by myself £1,200
     
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    £1,200 for air struts?! You could employ someone to hold the bonnet up when needed for less that that lol
     
  8. renault12ts

    renault12ts MB Club Veteran

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    I think he is referring to the suspension struts.
     
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    Yes sorry, Front Suspension Air struts made by Arnott for the e55k
     
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    That seems more reasonable lol.
     
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    coupe addict Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    My Citroen Safari was specially designed to generate huge repair bills. A head gasket repair (which necessitated taking off the wings, brakes, front suspension, steering, gearbox and clutch first) cost over £1000 - forty years ago.
     
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    £2700+ on my Sierra Sapphire Cosworth.:wallbash:
    Had it up for sale with a very short MOT. Buyer was happy to pay my asking price provided I put a new MOT on it.

    Got the bad news that there was considerable rust that needed the back axle dropping and lots of welding done. The new owner got a good car and I had very little after paying the bill:doh:
     
  14. Denis O

    Denis O Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    £3k on a new lump in a V8 Disco 2. And that was not long after I bought it. Scumbag dealer would not acknowledge the problem and after I started proceedings in small claims court, he closed his showroom and did a runner, never to be seen again. Considering the car was worth about £5k, at the time, it was an expensive repair.
     
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  16. £750 for new seat belts in my San 9000 after an unsigned pot hole triggered the pre- tensioner explosives

    £1100 for a partial suspension rebuild on a Honda S2000. And it didn't fox the problem

    £950 for my BMw K1200s, which need new tyres and exhaust for its MoT
     
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  18. John

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    I wish.
    I forget the amount now but it was something like £1600 for a big service and a really disturbing number of things needed doing on a Saab 9-5 Aero I once had (suspension items - wear and tear).

    Must have been ragged t f by the previous owner(s).

    Car was only 4 years old as well at that time.

    Saying that, the car was nearly £30k new and I paid £9k at 3 years old, so I can't grumble too much.

    I also kept it 3.5 years so the total running of it was pretty cheap overall.
     
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    £1800 for a replacement VVT unit & chain on my old Mazda 6MPS, as quoted by a Mazda main dealer.

    I got it done for £700 by a specialist.
     
  20. Tuercas viejas

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    Well I dunno about the receiving end but at the giving end, I hand out (or my service writer) hands out bills often well past $2000.

    We fix lots of Sprinters (about 4 per day) average service ticket is a grand.
    Foundation Brakes the same.

    I suppose the money spinners are the E class 320 diesels where I often say well it starts at $ 3500 up for choked engine exhaust system, with EKAS faults .

    2010 Blurr Tech Sprinters consume enormous amounts money to fix.
    DEF lock out or 9 starts left average is $2500.

    Choked up exhaust . A real money spinner on a Blurr Tech
    Parts!
    The cat bazooka tube $1350, Def Filter $1475, 2x NOx sensors $900, 3x thermal couples $450. new DEF pump $900, new tank heater $1100 unit, labor 8 hours, $1150 plus 2 additional hours SCN coding and road test/health test plus E test compliance--Oh and the initial diagnostic scan charge is $125. Would you like a seat!

    Landrovers well Rangies.
    Timing chain replacement in 5 litre supercharged start at $6000.

    The same engine in Jag (a tasty XKR) is going to be about $12000, 'cos he (Mt Darth Vader) drove it till it glowed in the dark !

    And
    I suppose the latest bad new I gave to a VW main dealer who wheeled a 2013 L322 Range with a "silent" 5 litre under the bonnet got an estimate of $8500.
    Things have gone silent on that because it was a trade in. The sales manager decided to use it as his private transport when the chain dropped off!
    Oh the crunchies then the silent routine! This will be on his ticket!
    A bit like having an argument with the missus I suppose !, You get the silent routine but it normally doesn't cost $8500! Unless she's an expensive maintenance bride and is in the bloody High St with your MB car and a credit card in hand saying CHARGE more times than Custer ever said it!

    Now that is a billing nightmare!:eek::D
    Take care
    Tuercas Viejas
     
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