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Old Jan 21st, 09, 08:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Unhappy Help i think i am getting riped off $1953.25 repair bill.

Ok i have a 94 Camaro 3.4l V6. I took the her into the shop. I am told that I need a new oilpan and gasket, the intake manifold gasket, some oil ring. The ideling computer had a malfunction and needs to be replaced. Then on top of that they told me that my K & N intake system was installed wrong and that i need the Fuel injectors flushed and throttle body cleaned. The bill comes up to $1953.25 am i getting riped off?
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Old Jan 21st, 09, 08:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sounds alright to me
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Old Jan 21st, 09, 09:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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really? wow idk what to do i am 17 i dont have that kind of money....
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Old Jan 21st, 09, 09:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My dealer would of probably charged you more...Unfortunately. Changing the oil pans on those if i can remember are a real pita.
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Old Jan 21st, 09, 09:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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How bad is the leak? How much oil does it use? The intake gasket may be making the oil pan look worse than it is. Drivability first then the leak if it's not causing problems.
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Old Jan 21st, 09, 09:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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Im losing very little oil. He said that the oil was linking and draining down the back of the engine. He also said that the oil pan was damaged but i dont know how that happened. plus how is a air intake installed wrong? its a K & N cool air intake
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Old Jan 21st, 09, 09:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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Ok i have a 94 Camaro 3.4l V6. I took the her into the shop. I am told that I need a new oilpan and gasket, the intake manifold gasket, some oil ring. The ideling computer had a malfunction and needs to be replaced. Then on top of that they told me that my K & N intake system was installed wrong and that i need the Fuel injectors flushed and throttle body cleaned. The bill comes up to $1953.25 am i getting riped off?
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Old Jan 21st, 09, 09:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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You're young with a job and don't have a garage and know squat about cars then be prepared to pay - PERIOD. In other words, build a garage, learn about your rides and prey your wife understands your Fetish!

$1953.25 would be a good down payment for a garage rental or down payment towards a loan building one on your property.

Can you learn to be a mechanic?
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Old Jan 21st, 09, 10:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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I need my car fixed ASAP. i only have like 200 i know i can get more but not that much. And it sounds like the work would be really hard to do myself. or with the neighbors
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Old Jan 22nd, 09, 05:41 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Hey, Travis...I'd have to go with Ron on this one (even if he is from the north ). Some of that mechanical isn't rocket scientist stuff...get yourself a good manual, and get your hands dirty. There'll be other stuff down the road that you may be doing.

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Old Jan 22nd, 09, 09:19 AM   #11 (permalink)
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first off, you need to tell us EXACTLY what is wrong with it, your posts are a bit confusing

you can do the oil pan gasket and intake gasket in your driveway with a jack and two jackstands

total prices for those gaskets, about $40

IIRC, oil pan gaskets are a 6 hour job, which is a $600 bill right there

im not sure what you mean by oil ring, rear main seal? piston oil ring? the rear main seal means you have to take your transmission off.. its about 3 days of work if you dont know what you're doing

but really, go out and buy a book, the tools you need, and the parts, and you can do all of that stuff yourself for under $200
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If it's not leaking that bad then forget it. If it's not running bad then don't flush the injectors. Why did you take it in?
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If it's not leaking that bad then forget it. If it's not running bad then don't flush the injectors. Why did you take it in?
That's the question I'd like to know. What caused you to take it in initially? If the leaks aren't bad, they don't have to be fixed right away as long as you keep a very good eye on the oil level. Like check it everytime you fill up w/ gas. Like someone else said, drivability first. Meaning, make it run right by focusing your attention, and what little money you can, on fixing what truly needs to be fixed so you can drive it without it breaking down.
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I had a '94 3.4 with a bad oil leak and it turned out to be the o-ring on the plug (for lack of a better term) where a distributor would normally go. Not sure if you can get to this piece very easy as I had the intake off before realizing the plug was even there. It might be worth the effort to try this first.
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Ok i have a 94 Camaro 3.4l V6. I took the her into the shop. I am told that I need a new oilpan and gasket, the intake manifold gasket, some oil ring. The ideling computer had a malfunction and needs to be replaced. Then on top of that they told me that my K & N intake system was installed wrong and that i need the Fuel injectors flushed and throttle body cleaned. The bill comes up to $1953.25 am i getting riped off?
Ask for a list of parts needed and then go to www.rockauto.com and look up each part... Ask for details on hours of labor and what they charge per hour.

An oil pan is $90.00, the computer is about $300 by the time they outsource it to the dealership to flash it. That's not including installation labor. Just the intake manifold gasket alone will run you about $800 - $1000 including labor.
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