My car is a 2005 wrx with 77,000 miles.
I have an oil leak from behind the timing belt cover. I am at school right now and my car is at home so my dad took it into a local shop. He goes there often and trusts the guys that work there.
What they want to do is take off the timing belt cover (and everything else in the way) and try to find the leak. On top of that, given the age and mileage on the car, they say it is wise to replace the following items:
Timing Belt Tensioner
Water Pump Gasket
Overall they have quoted this at about $1400 with parts and labor. This was a bit of a shock to me, considering it is just an oil leak. However the parts will have to be replaced eventually (I believe the service interval is around 105,000 miles?) and the guy says we might as well do it all now if we are going to have it all torn apart anyways.
What do you think? Does he have a point, or is he just being greedy?
Thanks in advance