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Old 12-29-2005, 08:12 PM   #1
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they want 500 bucks to change my UIM lol. - THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE COST OF ANY PARTS.

I will buy a service manual and premium torque wrench for that. or fly a BC member out here for cheaper and still pay em 300 bucks to do the job for me ha ha.
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what a fucken joke!!!
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were i work we charge 100/hr.
Covers our large overhead, average hourly wage of 40dollars, and shop supplies. Its all used up hehehe trust me.
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were i work we charge 100/hr.
Covers our large overhead, average hourly wage of 40dollars, and shop supplies. Its all used up hehehe trust me.

I live in a really cheap area with the average city wage of 8.something an hour. cost of living is real low, so someone in making money off em.
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I think my dealership in California charges over $100 an hour. Just 3 weeks ago a complete replacement of both upper and lower intake manifolds cost me $1600, including new plugs and oil change. Was it a lot? Yes. I probably could have gone to an independent garage and got it done for hundreds less. But I had my dealership do the job for several reasons:
(1) they had it apart for diagnosing why my coolant was gone, causing overheating.
(2) they could do the job in a day.
(3) they've done lots of them, so I don't expect them to screw up any part of it.
(4) I had no time to do the job myself.
(5) I needed a running car immediately, and didn't have an available temp car. Even my wife'* car was not an option, since she needed it. Rental would be an option, but over the length of time I might spend doing the job myself, probably not cost effective.
(6) I have a good relationship with my dealer, I've bought two Pontiacs from them, and they've done 99% of any maintenance needed on both my 97 Bonnie, and my wife'* 01 Grand Prix GT. I trust them.
(7) My dealership is well known in my town for their outstanding service department, lending to that trust.


Don't get me wrong. If I had plenty of spare time and an alternate vehicle, I'd also probably fly in a Bonneville Club member and buy a case of beer.
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The shop I work at charges $75 an hour, but thats on boats. Our cost of living here is pretty high too, resort towns suck.
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The dealorship owner must be the weathiest man in town. Anywho, you have a Series 1, right? Whats wrong with you're UIM? Thats a series 2 problem
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The dealorship owner must be the weathiest man in town. Anywho, you have a Series 1, right? Whats wrong with you're UIM? Thats a series 2 problem

nothing is wrong with the UIM, the gasket is shot or the manifold is cracked because some idiot did not torque them right, either way I am loosing lots of coolant.
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My UIM failure cost less than that total!!
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My whole job upper and lower gaskets plus replacement intake costed $38 in Ebay parts.
Darn stealerships. The are out of control.
Who gets $40 bucks an hr wage anyway?
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