How many hours to replace timing belt, 12 bent valves, water pump. 1.8 VW turbo

Tiny
MAGPIERITA
  • 2002 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
  • 86,000 MILES

Car towed and was told the above was needed. Charged for 27 hours of labor. I thought this was excessive.

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Saturday, March 24th, 2012 AT 11:15 PM

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Tiny
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Thanking you in advance. Girls don't know much about this stuff ;>)

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Saturday, March 24th, 2012 AT 11:16 PM
Tiny
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For me way too excessive-get another estimate they are trying to rack you in, go somewhere else

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Saturday, March 24th, 2012 AT 11:45 PM
Tiny
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I think they may have added individual labor estimates together.

1)Head gasket: 5.9hrs
2)Water pump: 3hrs
3)Timing belt: 2.7hrs
4)Head gasket & cylinder head overhaul: 9.9hrs
example.

When doing 1 should have included 2 & 3.
When doing 3 should have included 2.
When doing 4 should have included 1, 2 & 3.

"Slight" labor modifications are done when adding additional
work "while you are in-there" so to speak.

Seems to me that they were double dipping the labor guide.

*** Unless they ran into issues that explain the additional labor ***

Thomas

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Sunday, March 25th, 2012 AT 12:42 AM

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