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Old 12-01-2018, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by TsukubaCody View Post
Dude I paid $300 for the following:

-Engine/trans mounts replaced
-Header/cat/catback to be installed
I did all that, and much more, myself and saved at least $300-$600

Only thing I've avoided doing is anything to do with the brakes.
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Old 12-01-2018, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by snitm View Post
I did all that, and much more, myself and saved at least $300-$600

Only thing I've avoided doing is anything to do with the brakes.
I was like you but I saw someone post up that "once I changed my own brakes I felt stupid for paying someone else to do it for all these years.' I changed out my own pads and rotors over the summer... He was right it was cake

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Old 12-01-2018, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by silenc3x View Post
I love my local dealership's service dept and I trust them. Been going to them about 6 or 7 years now. Their prices are pretty reasonable and they only let one dude touch it, who also has an S2000. All of the work is warrantied which gives me peace of mind as well. Clearly not all dealerships are created equal, ...
This has been my experience as well. We have a good local dealership and one of the mechanics owns an S2k and knows his stuff.
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Old 12-01-2018, 07:46 PM
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What work was done exactly? New clutch, pressure plate, flywheel, throw out bearing? What else? Any other work non clutch related work? Without knowing what work was done and parts used it’s hard to say whether this was a rip off or not. I’m not trying to troll...I just don’t know exactly what a “clutch replacement” entails without knowing the details.
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by rpg51 View Post
and one of the mechanics owns an S2k and knows his stuff.
That's definitely an important detail. The dealership needs to be comfortable with S2000s. Some may not be the most comfortable but still want the work so they don't say anything. As we know, the car isn't the most common and hasn't been made in almost 10 years. Not as many service techs in 2018 are experienced with them.

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Old 12-02-2018, 12:35 AM
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What work was done exactly? New clutch, pressure plate, flywheel, throw out bearing? What else? Any other work non clutch related work? Without knowing what work was done and parts used it’s hard to say whether this was a rip off or not. I’m not trying to troll...I just don’t know exactly what a “clutch replacement” entails without knowing the details.
Everything they could do, of course- clutch disc, pressure plate, flywheel, throwout bearing, both cylinders. Charged $2400 in parts and $2700 in labor before tax.
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Old 12-02-2018, 01:54 AM
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Originally Posted by JacquesHaugh View Post
Everything they could do, of course- clutch disc, pressure plate, flywheel, throwout bearing, both cylinders. Charged $2400 in parts and $2700 in labor before tax.
That's absolute bullshit.

I tallied it all up and it only came to $1300.....

That includes:

Flywheel - $308
Friction disk - $175
Pressure plate - $373
Pilot bearing - $18
Release bearing - $158
Master cylinder - $125
Slave cylinder - $99

And including some extra stupid bullshit that I'm sure they'd "advise you" to replace:

Master cylinder firewall seal - $5
Clutch hose - $23
Release bearing guide - $34

Total is around $1320-ish if we're rounding dollars and cents.....Where'd the other grand go?

$2700 in labor...? This dealership deserves to be strung up.....I'd blot out her personal info and post that invoice...because that's straight shit.
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I started working on my own cars about 10 years ago when our old Commodore (RWD mid-'90s Holden 4-door with an L36 Buick engine) needed the LIM gaskets replaced, and the quote came in at $NZ1,500 (about $US1,000). This was almost more than the car was worth, so I figured I might as well have a go myself. I bought some OEM gaskets, a workshop manual, and a few other bits and pieces, then made a fuel line release tool out of a caulking gun nozzle and got stuck in. I think in total I spent about $300 ($US200) to bring the engine back to a decent state, including new water pump etc, and never took that car to a shop again. We only took it to the wrecker last June, with over 200,000 miles on the clock, because it wasn't safe enough as family transport compared to newer cars. I learned a lot on that old beater.

A clutch still isn't something I'd be confident in doing myself (transmissions and electrics are my "scary" areas) but there's plenty of other work that people can easily do themselves if they take the time and spend a little up front on items like a trolley jack, axle stands, wheel chocks and a decent socket and wrench set.
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Old 12-02-2018, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by JacquesHaugh View Post
Everything they could do, of course- clutch disc, pressure plate, flywheel, throwout bearing, both cylinders. Charged $2400 in parts and $2700 in labor before tax.
$2,700, at $150/hr, is 18 hours, or basically three days of solid work.... in a place with all the tools necessary to do this job easier than most...
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Old 12-02-2018, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by snitm View Post
I did all that, and much more, myself and saved at least $300-$600

Only thing I've avoided doing is anything to do with the brakes.
Brakes are easy.

I just refuse to get underneath cars, I'm not looking to get crushed.

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$2,700, at $150/hr, is 18 hours, or basically three days of solid work.... in a place with all the tools necessary to do this job easier than most...
Yeah this is obscene.
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