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Old 12-01-2012, 05:23 PM   #1
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2004 E 149k...First Major Repair (oil leak) How did I do?$$$

I'm sure these have been around but I finally noticed a oil leak due to a couple small drops every day on the driveway and a like oil/smoke smell from under the hood when I drove it "hard"....

How'd I do?

Water Pump Kit ( Water Pump, Crank Seal (1 of the oil leaks), Drive Belt. Coolant Flush
Adjust Valves
VTech Spool Valve (2nd Oil Leak)
VTech Spool Valve filter
Power Steering Pump Seal (3rd Oil Leak)
VTec Oil Control Valve O Rign r&r All
Free Rental Car LOL
Oil Change


Lots of misc. O-Rings and Seals and Gaskets listed that I can't really describe


Orig. Quoted $1602...then talked to a more reasonable Service Advisor...so I
Paid $1095

Just wondering if I was in the ball park on price. Very nice seeing the engine so clean and oil free now...so it was worth it no matter what IMO.

Thanks for your thoughs/experience.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:20 AM   #2
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$1000 well spent I say...

My thoughts...
This $1000 may be just what it needed to take you from 149k miles to 200k miles (or more) without anything else "major" happening. Sounds like they were very thorough. Just curious - any noticeable difference in engine sound after the valve adjustment? I need to do mine.

S
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:37 AM   #3
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My thoughts...
This $1000 may be just what it needed to take you from 149k miles to 200k miles (or more) without anything else "major" happening. Sounds like they were very thorough. Just curious - any noticeable difference in engine sound after the valve adjustment? I need to do mine.

S
Hey thanks for reply....
YES I noticed that the engine sounded different/better. I didn't notice how it sounded because I was exposed to it every day...hard to explain it but now sounds healthier with no "rattle".

I'd post some pics of work order if that helped anyone....
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:20 PM   #4
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No need for pics...

hey saintmick...no need for pics of your invoice. If you hadn't done well with your service, people would be letting you know. Keep drivin!
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:26 PM   #5
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hey saintmick...no need for pics of your invoice. If you hadn't done well with your service, people would be letting you know. Keep drivin!
Thx!
You too!!
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