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Old 02 Jun 2011, 06:06 am
Bob
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Default Timing Belt Replacement

Hello,

I'm not calibrated with this kind of thing, and would like your opinions
on, please:

Dealership want $ 900 for a new (OEM) Timing Belt for 6 Cy. 2005 Accord
Says it is a 6 hr. job.

Wow !

Is he in the ballpark for this ?

Why 6 hrs just to change a belt ?
etc. ?

Thanks,
B.
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Old 02 Jun 2011, 06:35 am
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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Default Re: Timing Belt Replacement

In article <is7qrn$h7v$1@dont-email.me>, Bob <rgsros@notme.invalid>
wrote:

> Dealership want $ 900 for a new (OEM) Timing Belt for 6 Cy. 2005 Accord
> Says it is a 6 hr. job.
>
> Wow !
>
> Is he in the ballpark for this ?
>
> Why 6 hrs just to change a belt ?
> etc. ?


It's probably not just the belt; he's changing other things while he's
in there, and his book says it takes that many hours. What's his hourly
rate, and is he quoting clock hours or book hours?

I've no doubt you can get this done less expensively, but be sure you're
comparing apples to apples. Get a quote from this dealer on exactly
what he's doing while he's in there--he may be padding the bill with
things that aren't required, for example. Winnow his work down to
what's needed--replace TB and water pump and whatever accessory drive
belts are in there--and take that information to another dealer, plus a
local shop (not Firestone et al., but a real shop), and see what they
have to say.
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Old 02 Jun 2011, 08:11 am
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Default Re: Timing Belt Replacement


"Bob" <rgsros@notme.invalid> wrote in message
news:is7qrn$h7v$1@dont-email.me...
> Hello,
>
> I'm not calibrated with this kind of thing, and would like your opinions
> on, please:
>
> Dealership want $ 900 for a new (OEM) Timing Belt for 6 Cy. 2005 Accord
> Says it is a 6 hr. job.
>
> Wow !
>
> Is he in the ballpark for this ?
>
> Why 6 hrs just to change a belt ?
> etc. ?
>
> Thanks,
> B.



Hopefully that includes the water pump.

Last year, I was charged $660 labor (belt, water pump, seals & gaskets) plus
$68 for the belt & $163 for the water pump.


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Old 02 Jun 2011, 09:56 am
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Default Re: Timing Belt Replacement

"Bob" wrote in message news:is7qrn$h7v$1@dont-email.me...

Hello,

I'm not calibrated with this kind of thing, and would like your opinions
on, please:

Dealership want $ 900 for a new (OEM) Timing Belt for 6 Cy. 2005 Accord
Says it is a 6 hr. job.

Wow !

Is he in the ballpark for this ?

Why 6 hrs just to change a belt ?
etc. ?

Thanks,
B.

Your problem is finding a good mechanic that is an independent operator. I
found a very good one. He quoted me 500 for my 98 CRV timing belt. It came
in at 465. He said he quotes high because he often finds other things wrong.
He only replaced the timing belt and water pump. From my perspective of
mostly ignorance of engines and transmissions, he sounds like a mechanical
genius. Everyone in town competes for his time. You would think he would
just raise his rates to match the demand. He feels that would be unjustly
taking advantage of people. I think he deserves more money for his talent.
Just my opinion. I had suggested he raise his rates by 10 per cent. He did
raise his income without impacting his cost by only accepting cash or check
for work done.

I went in to him complaining about serious road noise. I suspected something
seriously wrong with the drive train, maybe the rear axle. He took it for a
test drive. He said the problem was a lot simpler. We live in a place were
there is serious cold weather in the winter. He said even though I had
plenty of tread on my tires they had freeze rot. This causes them to make
noise. He sold me a new set of tires. Noise problem solved. Here in the
upper peninsula your tire life can often be determined by time exposed to
below zero weather. I now keep my CRV in a heated garage.

Michael

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Old 02 Jun 2011, 10:27 am
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Default Re: Timing Belt Replacement

On 06/02/2011 04:06 AM, Bob wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm not calibrated with this kind of thing, and would like your opinions
> on, please:
>
> Dealership want $ 900 for a new (OEM) Timing Belt for 6 Cy. 2005 Accord
> Says it is a 6 hr. job.
>
> Wow !
>
> Is he in the ballpark for this ?
>
> Why 6 hrs just to change a belt ?
> etc. ?
>
> Thanks,
> B.


sell the car bob. you can't afford to drive it and you keep wasting our
time with retarded bleating. take the bus.

--
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Old 02 Jun 2011, 02:37 pm
rick++
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Default Re: Timing Belt Replacement

I had mine done at 110K last week on a civic requiring 3.5 hours of
labor. They replaced about a half-dozen things in addition to the
belt.

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Old 02 Jun 2011, 02:48 pm
Bluto
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Default Re: Timing Belt Replacement

How many times are you going to ask this group the same question, you seem
to be bordering on troll territory.
More importantly, did you bother to ask the dealer for a cost breakdown
before asking the group?

"Bob" wrote in message news:is7qrn$h7v$1@dont-email.me...

Hello,

I'm not calibrated with this kind of thing, and would like your opinions
on, please:

Dealership want $ 900 for a new (OEM) Timing Belt for 6 Cy. 2005 Accord
Says it is a 6 hr. job.

Wow !

Is he in the ballpark for this ?

Why 6 hrs just to change a belt ?
etc. ?

Thanks,
B.

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Old 02 Jun 2011, 06:58 pm
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Default Re: Timing Belt Replacement



"Bob" wrote in message news:is7qrn$h7v$1@dont-email.me...

Hello,

I'm not calibrated with this kind of thing, and would like your opinions
on, please:

Dealership want $ 900 for a new (OEM) Timing Belt for 6 Cy. 2005 Accord
Says it is a 6 hr. job.

Wow !

Is he in the ballpark for this ?

Why 6 hrs just to change a belt ?
etc. ?

Thanks,
B.

Had the timing belt, w/pump drive belts etc replaced on a 2003 Pilot last
year for $636 by our local Honda dealer. Perhaps the Accord V6 is more
complex than the Pilot V6.

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Old 03 Jun 2011, 05:27 am
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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Default Re: Timing Belt Replacement

In article <ZsVFp.22402$OB3.17635@newsfe03.iad>,
"tww1491" <twaugh5@cox.net> wrote:

> Had the timing belt, w/pump drive belts etc replaced on a 2003 Pilot last
> year for $636 by our local Honda dealer. Perhaps the Accord V6 is more
> complex than the Pilot V6.


not really.
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Old 03 Jun 2011, 09:28 am
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Default Re: Timing Belt Replacement

On Thu, 02 Jun 2011 07:06:24 -0400, Bob <rgsros@notme.invalid> wrote:

>Hello,
>
>I'm not calibrated with this kind of thing, and would like your opinions
>on, please:
>
>Dealership want $ 900 for a new (OEM) Timing Belt for 6 Cy. 2005 Accord
>Says it is a 6 hr. job.
>
>Wow !
>
>Is he in the ballpark for this ?
>
>Why 6 hrs just to change a belt ?
>etc. ?


What answer do you want to hear that's different than the answers
you've been given the last 3 times you asked?
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