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In the shop...!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by sull625, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Jun 13, 2013 at 9:46 AM
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    sull625

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    Just dropped the truck off for a new timing belt, water pump, t-stat, and spark plugs. Happy it's finally getting done. Just wont be crazy about the bill tho.
     
  2. Jun 13, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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    sull625

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    So bill ended up being $760!!! Ouch wasn't expecting that....
     
  3. Jun 13, 2013 at 6:13 PM
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    Mr.Jack

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    Hopefully that included parts!

    Wonder how much of that went into the swear jar....
     
  4. Jun 13, 2013 at 6:14 PM
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    m3bassman

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    that seems like a fair OTD price. mine was similar but included all new belts as well.
     
  5. Jun 13, 2013 at 6:38 PM
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    Trusso24

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    Seems like a fair price honestly
     
  6. Jun 13, 2013 at 10:36 PM
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    tacomataco2

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    Does seem like a good shop price, but I'd rather do it myself for a fraction of that and some time on a weekend.
     
  7. Jun 13, 2013 at 11:01 PM
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    sull625

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    Yeah parts included. It wasn't too bad I suppose just would have rather put that cash into a suspension or something.
     
  8. Jun 13, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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    Just venting I know that those were important maintenance parts.
     
  9. Jun 14, 2013 at 6:32 AM
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    Rippin101

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    My check engine light just came on, first time since I've owned it. At 125k miles, probably time for a little check-up :D
     
  10. Jun 14, 2013 at 6:44 AM
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    MowTaco

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    Holy hell! That's why the only "shop" mine goes to is the driveway for the most part. Don't know about the timing belt and water pump cost (that was probably most of it actually) But plugs and new accessory belts/idlers and a coolant flush cost me about $80 in parts.
     
  11. Jun 14, 2013 at 7:50 AM
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    Moco

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    Instead of taking it in. Buy a decent OBDII scanner (<$100) and find what the code is.

    Dollars to dobnuts its a misfire (P0300) or an 02 sensor or Cat. Converter issue. The money you spend paying someone to do the work can be better spent on buying tools that you can keep and do the work yourself.

    If you end up needing plugs, 02 sensors, or Cats, go OEM if you can afford it. Although OEM cats are super expensive.
     
  12. Jun 14, 2013 at 10:46 AM
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    BamaToy1997

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    That is not an unexpected price at all for a timing belt/water pump job. Some of the little things people don't think about that go into a PROPER job like this are:
    Belt
    Pulley
    Tensioner
    Water pump
    Thermostat
    Coolant
    Engine drive belts
    and in this case, Spark plugs as well.
    Labor (hey, us techs don't work for free!)

    Sounds like you got a fair deal there.
     
  13. Jun 14, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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    X2. A lot of the cost is labor now, as you cannot easily replace one component without removing 4 or 5 others to get to it.
     
  14. Jun 14, 2013 at 12:04 PM
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    I can't do any of that type of work by myself, nor do I know how to do a lot of mechanical work with my truck. No tools, no space, etc. I'll pay to have a professional take a look and get it done right the first time. Luckily we have a good local dealership.
     
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