We don't get involved with costs here because there's too many variables. There's a couple of things you have to consider though. First of all, if the owner bought the seals, why didn't he install them? You have to wonder what else is wrong. Second, if he bought them with the idea of taking them to his mechanic, that's like bringing your own food to a restaurant and asking them to cook it. If you don't like how it tastes, too bad. If owner-supplied parts are wrong, or defective, you get to buy new ones again. When you let the shop buy the parts, they assume the responsibility if something goes wrong.
Worn valve seals don't cause a real big problem. What is the reason given that new seals are needed?
Monday, February 17th, 2014 AT 3:21 PM