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This is a discussion on Labor within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hey guys...I just took my '04 WRX to the dealership to have the trans/diff fluid changed out and they quoted ...

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    Hey guys...I just took my '04 WRX to the dealership to have the trans/diff fluid changed out and they quoted me 1.5 hrs labor. Does it take anyone else an hour and a half to change out the fluid on these? Are they gouging me or what?

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    I havent done it, But I bet I could beat an hour and a half.........

    Even without a lift.

    Just my guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShotgunTC88
    I havent done it, But I bet I could beat an hour and a half.........

    Even without a lift.

    Just my guess.

    Shotgun
    +1

    Sounds like a ripoff to me.

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    LoL..Not only that, but guess what the labor rate is at this place...




    $80/hr

    But they did wash it for me..Sort of. It looked like it had been attacked with brillo pads and there were still smears of dirt all over.

    Looks like I'll be contacting a local independent shop to do all but the warranty work from now on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45Logic
    LoL..Not only that, but guess what the labor rate is at this place...




    $80/hr

    But they did wash it for me..Sort of. It looked like it had been attacked with brillo pads and there were still smears of dirt all over.

    Looks like I'll be contacting a local independent shop to do all but the warranty work from now on.
    Just get you the manual for your car and do all the petty sht yourself.

    You alwas have the forums to ask before you dive in.

    Save that money for the mods dude!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShotgunTC88
    Just get you the manual for your car and do all the petty sht yourself.

    You alwas have the forums to ask before you dive in.

    Save that money for the mods dude!!!

    Shotgun
    +1 for that. You will save soooo much money learning how to fix and maintain her yourself

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    Now that is sound advice...I've always just taken my vehicles to the dealer to avoid warranty disputes, but now that I work fewer hours I could certainly start doing the stuff myself.

    You think they'd void my warranty if I installed guages myself?


    EDIT> Dumb question...Of course it would vary from dealer to dealer and I simply need to ask them and maybe bribe the service manager with donuts and hookers.
    Last edited by 45Logic; 10-20-2004 at 04:28 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45Logic


    EDIT> Dumb question...Of course it would vary from dealer to dealer and I simply need to ask them and maybe bribe the service manager with donuts and hookers.
    Now your talking

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