The dual mass flywheel alone is close to $1000, clutch disc & pressure plate, 6.5hr labor, plus additional parts / labor (that is "unknown" until the transmission has been removed from the vehicle) adds up quickly.
Estimates are just that. If anyone can provide an exact quote before the transmission is pulled, they are psychic and are in the wrong business.
An estimate is a "ball park figure". The final repair can be above or below that, depending on which side of the coin the shop is estimating on.
Estimating to get the customer to agree to the work (low estimate), or estimating to cover potential issues (shop owner covering himself for the "unknown", final bill will probably be cheaper).
Would you rather have a shop call you and say, "sorry, it will be $800 more" or "good news, we didn't need the extra stuff, so it's cheaper"?
Dual Mass Flywheels should not be resurfaced / reused.
Sunday, May 4th, 2014 AT 3:42 PM