I totally understand. I had a 15.00 plastic pipe that was three inches long on an Audi A8. It went between the engine block and the oil cooler, and had an o-ring on both ends. Well, the plastic, from age, was deteriorating, and I had no choice but to replace it.
The flat rate for the replacement was (and I'm not making this up) 24 hours. Ugh! Step 1 in the manual was, "Remove Engine". LOL It was a $15.00 part, but a dealer would have charged nearly $3,000.00 to do it. Of course, I'm too stubborn to do that, so I moved and lifted, and squeezed to do it, but I got it done. LOL And, I did it in 8 hours. LOL
Take care, and I'm here if you have questions. At least I'll try to answer them. LOL
Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 AT 9:11 PM