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      05-11-2015, 05:38 AM   #1
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Getting maintenance done, what should I pay?

I have a small oil leak from the oil filter housing so getting some maintenance done as I'm coming up on 100k miles.

My mechanic suggested getting all of this done at once:

- Replacing oil filter housing gasket
- Replacing oil cooler seal
- Replacing both intercooler o-rings
- Replacing intake manifold gaskets
- Oil change + filter

He gave me a quote of $400 for all parts (including oil) and labor.

1. Is all of this necessary?
2. Is the price reasonable?
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ic o-rings? if its not leaking leave that alone. all the gaskets alone should run about 30-35 bucks. the intake manifold gasket can be reused but since it getting removed might as well.(not sure of price for intake mani gasket). oil+ filter 50-60. 400 sounds fair.
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The cost seems more than fair for the work being done. Not sure if the intake manifold gasket and intercooler o-rings are necessary. But as you know the oil filter housing gasket and oil cooler gasket are common leak areas and should be replaced. Just these two gaskets alone take a few hours.
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ic o-rings? if its not leaking leave that alone. all the gaskets alone should run about 30-35 bucks. the intake manifold gasket can be reused but since it getting removed might as well.(not sure of price for intake mani gasket). oil+ filter 50-60. 400 sounds fair.
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The cost seems more than fair for the work being done. Not sure if the intake manifold gasket and intercooler o-rings are necessary. But as you know the oil filter housing gasket and oil cooler gasket are common leak areas and should be replaced. Just these two gaskets alone take a few hours.
Thanks guys. Will see how much they knock off without the intercooler o-rings.
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Agreed. Sounds very reasonable for all the work being done.
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