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Old 15 Aug 2005, 09:52 am
Rick
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Default Price quoted for timeing belt and tuneup (105,000 miles)

I have a 1999 Accord EX coming up on 105,000 miles. I was quoted $600.00
for the timing belt and water pump replacement and $235.00 for the tune-up.
Does this sound about right?


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Old 15 Aug 2005, 10:24 am
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Default Re: Price quoted for timeing belt and tuneup (105,000 miles)

Assuming these quotes are from a dealer, $600 for the timing belt/water pump
sounds competitive with other Honda dealers. You might do a couple hundred
dollars better at a specialized but independent Honda (preferably) or import
car shop.

What exactly does the tune-up include? At a minimum, I would expect:
new spark plugs (but how old are yours?)
new air filter (but again, how old is yours?)

Maybe:
New fuel filter
New ignition wires
New distributor cap
New distributor rotor
Timing check (pffft; if you've seen no problems)

My impression is that tune-ups at dealerships are ripoffs. The labor is
minimal. They do more than is needed for the tune-up. You'd probably save a
hundred bucks by buying the parts yourself and then having your local
independent mechanic install them.

Check your owner's manual to see exactly what is due.

"Rick" <razingkane@adelphia.net> wrote
> I have a 1999 Accord EX coming up on 105,000 miles. I was quoted $600.00
> for the timing belt and water pump replacement and $235.00 for the

tune-up.
> Does this sound about right?




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Old 15 Aug 2005, 10:53 am
Rick
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Default Re: Price quoted for timing belt and tuneup (105,000 miles)

These quotes are from an independent Honda repair shop. They only use Honda
parts and follow Honda's maintenance schedule. I've been going to them for
many years so they have a record of all maintenance done on my Accord. I
was a bit taken back at the 600.00 bucks for the timing belt and pump so I'm
looking around.


"Elle" <elle_navorski@nospam.earthlink.net> wrote in message
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> Assuming these quotes are from a dealer, $600 for the timing belt/water
> pump
> sounds competitive with other Honda dealers. You might do a couple hundred
> dollars better at a specialized but independent Honda (preferably) or
> import
> car shop.
>
> What exactly does the tune-up include? At a minimum, I would expect:
> new spark plugs (but how old are yours?)
> new air filter (but again, how old is yours?)
>
> Maybe:
> New fuel filter
> New ignition wires
> New distributor cap
> New distributor rotor
> Timing check (pffft; if you've seen no problems)
>
> My impression is that tune-ups at dealerships are ripoffs. The labor is
> minimal. They do more than is needed for the tune-up. You'd probably save
> a
> hundred bucks by buying the parts yourself and then having your local
> independent mechanic install them.
>
> Check your owner's manual to see exactly what is due.
>
> "Rick" <razingkane@adelphia.net> wrote
>> I have a 1999 Accord EX coming up on 105,000 miles. I was quoted $600.00
>> for the timing belt and water pump replacement and $235.00 for the

> tune-up.
>> Does this sound about right?

>
>
>



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Old 15 Aug 2005, 11:20 am
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"Rick" <razingkane@adelphia.net> wrote in message
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>I have a 1999 Accord EX coming up on 105,000 miles. I was quoted $600.00
>for the timing belt and water pump replacement and $235.00 for the tune-up.
>Does this sound about right?


I was just speaking with my dealership and I was quoted $580.00 including
taxes for changing the timing belt. An additional hour of labour and
$75.00 for the water pump if I chose to replace that at the same time. I
always have replaced both at the same time in the past.

Brian


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Old 15 Aug 2005, 11:59 am
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I called my local dealer. They wanted $1058.00 for timing belt, water pump,
and minor tune-up. All the Honda independents in Colorado Springs are
running 750.00 for the same service. I called Denver and they are about
100.00 bucks cheaper for the same service.


"Brian Smith" <Halifax@NovaScotia.Canada> wrote in message
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>
> "Rick" <razingkane@adelphia.net> wrote in message
> news:w_KdnXXPkbakMZ3eRVn-1A@adelphia.com...
>>I have a 1999 Accord EX coming up on 105,000 miles. I was quoted $600.00
>>for the timing belt and water pump replacement and $235.00 for the
>>tune-up. Does this sound about right?

>
> I was just speaking with my dealership and I was quoted $580.00 including
> taxes for changing the timing belt. An additional hour of labour and
> $75.00 for the water pump if I chose to replace that at the same time. I
> always have replaced both at the same time in the past.
>
> Brian
>



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Old 15 Aug 2005, 12:10 pm
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"Rick" <razingkane@adelphia.net> wrote in message
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>I called my local dealer. They wanted $1058.00 for timing belt, water
>pump, and minor tune-up. All the Honda independents in Colorado Springs
>are running 750.00 for the same service. I called Denver and they are
>about 100.00 bucks cheaper for the same service.


That's really on the high side. Especially considering that I am speaking in
Canadian funds.

Brian


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Old 15 Aug 2005, 04:19 pm
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Default Re: Price quoted for timing belt and tuneup (105,000 miles)

If you have the time, I'd be interested in knowing what they do for a
tuneup.

Not that I'm going to let anyone but myself do a tune up these days. I'm
just curious if they do anything really special.

"Rick" <razingkane@adelphia.net> wrote
> These quotes are from an independent Honda repair shop. They only use

Honda
> parts and follow Honda's maintenance schedule. I've been going to them

for
> many years so they have a record of all maintenance done on my Accord. I
> was a bit taken back at the 600.00 bucks for the timing belt and pump so

I'm
> looking around.
>
>
> "Elle" <elle_navorski@nospam.earthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:Qs2Me.5452$Wi6.638@newsread2.news.pas.earthli nk.net...
> > Assuming these quotes are from a dealer, $600 for the timing belt/water
> > pump
> > sounds competitive with other Honda dealers. You might do a couple

hundred
> > dollars better at a specialized but independent Honda (preferably) or
> > import
> > car shop.
> >
> > What exactly does the tune-up include? At a minimum, I would expect:
> > new spark plugs (but how old are yours?)
> > new air filter (but again, how old is yours?)
> >
> > Maybe:
> > New fuel filter
> > New ignition wires
> > New distributor cap
> > New distributor rotor
> > Timing check (pffft; if you've seen no problems)
> >
> > My impression is that tune-ups at dealerships are ripoffs. The labor is
> > minimal. They do more than is needed for the tune-up. You'd probably

save
> > a
> > hundred bucks by buying the parts yourself and then having your local
> > independent mechanic install them.
> >
> > Check your owner's manual to see exactly what is due.
> >
> > "Rick" <razingkane@adelphia.net> wrote
> >> I have a 1999 Accord EX coming up on 105,000 miles. I was quoted

$600.00
> >> for the timing belt and water pump replacement and $235.00 for the

> > tune-up.
> >> Does this sound about right?

> >
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 15 Aug 2005, 06:42 pm
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Default Re: Price quoted for timeing belt and tuneup (105,000 miles)


"Rick" <razingkane@adelphia.net> wrote in message
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>I have a 1999 Accord EX coming up on 105,000 miles. I was quoted $600.00
>for the timing belt and water pump replacement and $235.00 for the tune-up.
>Does this sound about right?


For the actual work involved to do the job, all of the prices I have seen in
this thread are obscene. The first time I did a timing belt/water pump
replacement, in my driveway, it took me a total of 5 hours. When I do it
again, I'm sure it will be about 3 hours - or less. This is with all hand
tools, except for an electric impact I use only for the crankshaft. You can
be sure that an experienced mechanic, using a lift and air tools, can beat
my time by a LOT!! The problem is the bloated flat rate time assigned to the
job, as well as the overpriced parts. I realize that they have to make a
living too, but give us all a break!


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Old 15 Aug 2005, 07:43 pm
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Default Re: Price quoted for timeing belt and tuneup (105,000 miles)


"Rick" <razingkane@adelphia.net> wrote in message
news:BfadnWjioOiWV53eRVn-2w@adelphia.com...
> I called my local dealer. They wanted $1058.00 for timing belt, water

pump,
> and minor tune-up. All the Honda independents in Colorado Springs are
> running 750.00 for the same service. I called Denver and they are about
> 100.00 bucks cheaper for the same service.


Our local dealer (Middle GA) charged $525.00 for a timing belt package on
my son's 98 Accord I4. That included the water pump, all new drive belts,
the timing belt and balance belt, valve adjustment checked, new radiator
coolant.
>
>
> "Brian Smith" <Halifax@NovaScotia.Canada> wrote in message
> news:Wg3Me.179140$9A2.22574@edtnps89...
> >
> > "Rick" <razingkane@adelphia.net> wrote in message
> > news:w_KdnXXPkbakMZ3eRVn-1A@adelphia.com...
> >>I have a 1999 Accord EX coming up on 105,000 miles. I was quoted

$600.00
> >>for the timing belt and water pump replacement and $235.00 for the
> >>tune-up. Does this sound about right?

> >
> > I was just speaking with my dealership and I was quoted $580.00

including
> > taxes for changing the timing belt. An additional hour of labour and
> > $75.00 for the water pump if I chose to replace that at the same time. I
> > always have replaced both at the same time in the past.
> >
> > Brian
> >

>
>



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Old 15 Aug 2005, 07:43 pm
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"Rick" <razingkane@adelphia.net> wrote in
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> I have a 1999 Accord EX coming up on 105,000 miles. I was quoted
> $600.00 for the timing belt and water pump replacement and $235.00 for
> the tune-up. Does this sound about right?
>
>
>


Acura sends me coupons occasionally quoting $250 for timing belt change,no
mention of water pump.

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