80,000 T/D Jackeroo service...

Submitted: Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 15:39
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Just spent $253 on oils, coolant, fluids etc for the Jacks 80000 km service. This is a big one 4 hours labour yet to pay...about $180.... now this is cheap!!! Holden want, wait for it $2327 to do it......I just wonder how they can sleep at night, very cumfortably I guess....
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 17:09

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 17:09
Na they want 2327 to do half the job ! Even at dealer premium rate of 90-100 per hour for labour, it still leaves a bit of fat in there doesnt it ?

I reckon the owner of the dealership is sleeping very nicely, the service manager comfortably, the service adviser restless, the poor mechanic doesnt care- he's on $13 an hour, the owner - nightmares.................
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Reply By: Member - Sparkie (QLD) - Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 17:17

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 17:17
Hello Rick,

It's crazy what they are paying those apprentices these days, aint it?


$2074.00/4H= $518.50 per hour

WOW, I wish I was earning that per hour!

Good to see Holden are once again setting the standard in the automotive industries.

Sparkie(IE not Y) ;-)
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Follow Up By: Rick Blaine - Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 18:33

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 18:33
yeah... and to think that the best the X or St Kilda could offer would only charge $250 an hour...not that I know mind you....At $518 an hour I'd expect at least a fully trained zoologist and not just a chimp
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Reply By: Andrew from TrekTable - Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 22:05

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 22:05
Wow! What do they do for that?

I think from memory, I had to check valve clearances at 80k. Did you get yours done? I've got 160k on mine now and haven't done valve clearances since 80k so am thinking about doing it again. I remember holden charge rediculous amounts for shims. But I assume they just keep old ones in a big bin and recycle when the size fits. Anyone else experienced this?


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Reply By: Member - Banjo (SA) - Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 23:46

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 23:46
Rick - don't start me - $2000 grand plus - I'm sure some business columnists would describe their behaviour as "breathtaking". Thankfully, here we can use terms like "liars". I'm sure it would be impossible for them to justify the price of that service without spinnig a long list of lies. My 99 TD SE Jack (94k now) has just been recalled for the injector seals (again) - they said they will do it for nix of course (and they will).Andrew -
I should have my valve shims checked too (not done at 80K - I do most of my own servicing now) - but I won't let the dealer near them. I can guarantee they will use that as an opportunity to rip me off something shocking - one dealer has already tried to line me up - got quote from this dealer awhile back - I asked about a valve shim service only - the service manager told me that seeing there was a standing recall for the injector seals, they could use that as an opportunity to defray the labour costs of the valve exercise. With the replacement of a few items "that always seem to need replacing on this valve exercise" it should be no more than $1150 !!!!! This for a car that has no current problem - running sweetly !!!!! He would have had no intention of sticking to that figure of course - they would have generated a reason to pump it even higher at the time of pickup ! I loathe 'em.I'll find a diesel mechanic somewhere and get the shims done a bit later - I'm told that people who are right into this kind of work have a shim resurfacer anyway - they just buzz them off for thinner and get new ones for thicker.... well...that's my current thinking...... I wish some of those lying bathplugs get burnt some day !
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Reply By: Rigor - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 13:36

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 13:36
Hi Rick I have a 99 TD Jack and I have found that they rarely need shims until they get up in mileage . It is reasonably easy to check the clearances (dead cold) and only worry about getting new shims if required .

Cheers Dave L
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Reply By: Rick Blaine - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 14:29

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 14:29
I'm waiting for my waranty to expire then I can do the servicing myself. I can't find in my user manual any reference to valve shims and their service interval...I must get the CD workshop manual...I think it's around $250 from Jackworld.....
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