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Old 12-02-2005, 23:28   #1 (permalink)
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Question my evaporator is leaking

i went to my auto electrician i said i do not have cold air con found out it was out of gas witha possible leak so they put dye in it as well got that done for 77 dollars and so i went away with cold air con only to return a week later to find out my evaporator is leaking so they said it needs to be replaced he said it would cost 450 dollars obliviously i went to think about it he told me its all labour as they have to take out the dash board he said its between 6 to 8 hours, now could someone shed some light on this for me like is it worth it and is that a good price and so fourth i would like as much input as possible please. thanks guys!
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Old 12-02-2005, 23:53   #2 (permalink)
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Re: my evaporator is leaking

Probably more like a 4 to 5 hour job. Depends on how many you've done I guess. My workshop charges $69 an hour, you do the maths..............
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Probably more like a 4 to 5 hour job. Depends on how many you've done I guess. My workshop charges $69 an hour, you do the maths..............
so it is a realy big job then? so i guess they must charge alright prices then. thank you for telling me that.
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thats fair price
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Re: my evaporator is leaking

Yes,
i agree its a fair price. I agree on the hours quoted, not smally's.
No offence to smally, but i make an allowance for aftermarket items like alarms.
I don't know why, but auto-elecs don't care, they just whack things in and make em work, with no though to repairability.

taking this factor out, for someone with experience on type, smally's hours are fair.

keep in mind, most shops these days have moved away from quotes and gone to estimates...a small change in terminology yes...but a big change legally.

anywhere from 6-10 hours plus parts would be a reasonable expectation...given we don't know what accessories have been fitted...or HOW!!

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Yes,anywhere from 6-10 hours plus parts would be a reasonable expectation...given we don't know what accessories have been fitted...or HOW!!

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TRUE!!! I have been caught before....... Some of the monkeys that fit LPG and phone kits should be shot!!!!

Still, if you cant have the dash and heater box out in 2 hours then there's something wrong.Another 3 to 3 and a half should finish the job. Not if it's the first one you have done tho....
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TRUE!!! I have been caught before....... Some of the monkeys that fit LPG and phone kits should be shot!!!!

Still, if you cant have the dash and heater box out in 2 hours then there's something wrong.Another 3 to 3 and a half should finish the job. Not if it's the first one you have done tho....
well my car is petrol and no phone kits or any other modifications done so yous would agree a fair price then?
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sounds ok to me
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sounds ok to me
ok thank you and thanks guys for your input really helped
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Just read back through your original post.
450 includes parts and regass??

If the evap is leaking, it is highly likely it needs replacement.

As you can see the hours quoted are fairly reasonable....something that always gets missed....ittakes x time ot remve the item, then it takes y time to refit it (refit is always longer) but most people omit z time.....time taken to check/test/repair for faults.

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