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Old 10-26-2004, 05:12   #1 (permalink)
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am i getting ripped off here

got a quote done on my 2V heads to have hardened exhaust seats fitted, $260 all good there, but wait "yeah mate there might be a bit more in labour on that coz we'll have to pull your valves out, but it wont be too much" thats all well and good but that was over a month ago, i have called them twice to check on the progress and there "really busy lately" but then last week i get a call to say that the heads are ready to go final cost is a few dollars shy of $500 so whats the go there, and the answer i get is "mate its all legitimate and itimised but we had to do a few other things too"

so i want to know where i stand i mean i don't want to just ditch the heads coz they have had a bit of work done to them but i don't want to throw my money away either, what to do??
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Old 10-26-2004, 05:49   #2 (permalink)
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What else did they do to the heads Ron? I agree that they should charge what they quote or contact you if they need the OK to do more work.
I would not do hardened seats without doing new valve guides. But if the shop has done extra work without your OK, you do have grounds to complain.
Probably worth getting a written quote no matter how small the job, sorry not that, that helps you now.
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Old 10-27-2004, 00:32   #3 (permalink)
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thats true workhorse business can go ahead and do extra work unless you have given them permission to do so i,m pretty sure its acctully against the law
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Old 10-27-2004, 06:34   #4 (permalink)
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well i actually did get a written quote, i just wanted to know where i stand thats all
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Old 10-27-2004, 22:15   #5 (permalink)
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Isnt it always th way even when we get a quote it always seem 2 cost more because of "other work" that needed 2 b done. Wether it needed 2 b done or not they NEVER ring 2 ask but even if they do they will put such a spin on it u will end up paying 4 it anyway
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Old 10-28-2004, 00:48   #6 (permalink)
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yeah well the next time i go to the engineering works i'll take a tub of vasoline so i can at least get ready for the pumping that i'll get
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Old 10-28-2004, 01:05   #7 (permalink)
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yeah well the next time i go to the engineering works i'll take a tub of vasoline so i can at least get ready for the pumping that i'll get
Rofl!

I would never let them add a generic "possible other charges" and sign it away as its asking for disaster.

Not sure where you stand with that one.

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Old 10-28-2004, 14:25   #8 (permalink)
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christ i must be lucky cos when i go to my repairers of choice i get told x amount and the final cost is usually x minus 20 bucks....or sumtimes a freebie....god i love the bush...lol.
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"yeah mate there might be a bit more in labour on that coz we'll have to pull your valves out, but it wont be too much"
I like this bit, how were they expecting to do the valve seats without pulling the valves out? Should have factored that in to start with.
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Old 10-29-2004, 03:28   #10 (permalink)
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yeah thats what i can't understand they should know that pulling the valves out only takes like half an hour at most, thats if you really struggle. anyway **** it i'll just get some legal advice and see where i stand
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