Is this a good price ?

Submitted: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 19:53
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I've just been charged $500 to have a new radiator and water alert installed in an 80 series. Thats on top the cost of the actual alarm and the radiator itself. Is this a reasonable figure ?
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 19:57

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 19:57
Am I reading correctly, $500 for fitting. If that's the case it sounds like robbery to me.
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Follow Up By: ACDC - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 20:08

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 20:08
I'd say 3 hrs for radiator(they are a mongrel to get out and in) and 1hr for your water alert 4hrs $70@ =$280 not $500
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Follow Up By: 120scruiser (NSW) - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 20:54

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 20:54
3 hrs for radiator if you don't know how to get them out the quick way.
You don't have to remove headlights, grills etc.
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Reply By: Footloose - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 20:22

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 20:22
Thanks guys. I thought it was a little steep. I've taken radiators in and out before and dont remember it being worth say 5 hours at $100 an hour. Even installing an aqua alert isn't that big of a job.
Oh well, another place I probably won't give any more work too ...pity.
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Reply By: F4Phantom - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 23:11

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 23:11
I just got a quote which I will be following though on next week. $400, for a new radiator including remove/replace (R&R in the trade they told me) also includes new fluid and everything. So the R&R for $500 is a freakin RIP!
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Nullagine) - Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 00:12

Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 00:12
robbery I just had a radiator removed and tested for leaks, cleaned all the crap out of the fins and refilled with tectolloy gold for 120 bux in an 80 wityh the added pita of having to remove the duel batterys to do it. A completer new radiator with alloy top and bottom tanks engine flush and coolant is 850 bux fitted (country prices) so they should be put in jail for that ripoff
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Reply By: Footloose - Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 07:57

Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 07:57
The sad part is that I got the job done by a guy who I thought I trusted. He did the clutch at the same time. (another $500 for labour). Now he had the vehicle for 2 days, so I suspect that he just charges $500 a day to work on it and have it sitting in the workshop.
I can handle $500 labour for RR clutch, but another $500 for RR radiator ?
Never again.
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Follow Up By: ross - Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 21:04

Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 21:04
Ive said it before and Ill say it again.
If its a clutch problem take it to clutch shop and if its coolant related ,take it to a radiator shop.

Specialists can usually give an lower accurate fixed cost.

My clutch shop charged about 6 hours for the clutch and my radiator shop charges $140 to remove and replace a radiator in my landcruiser
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