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Honda Civic 2001 Coupe Timing Belt + Water Pump change cost

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Honda Civic 2001 Coupe Timing Belt + Water Pump change cost

Hi All,

This would be the first time doing this for the car. Just thought if this price sounds fair.

$580CA + tax for
Belt
Water pump
coolant
cam seal
crank seal
labour.

Much appreciated
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Sounds fair.

/waiting for someone to point you to their cousin who will do it for $400
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BartBandy wrote:
Jan 14th, 2008 6:31 pm
Sounds fair.

/waiting for someone to point you to their cousin who will do it for $400
+1, when you go at the dealer, they charge dealer $ for labour.

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the above posters sarcasm aside, you can really get that job done for 400 taxes in.
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Amuthini wrote:
Jan 15th, 2008 7:59 am
the above posters sarcasm aside, you can really get that job done for 400 taxes in.
I honestly haven't done a timing belt change for the past 10 years, what I meant was that if you got the price at the dealer, then you might find cheaper elsewhere, I have no idea how much it is worth anymore for your car... I only know how much the dealer charges for my car... it is unfortunately coming up soon. (and with the price they are charging, one thing for sure I am not going there.)

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BartBandy wrote:
Jan 14th, 2008 6:31 pm
Sounds fair.

/waiting for someone to point you to their cousin who will do it for $400
Amuthini wrote:
Jan 15th, 2008 7:59 am
the above posters sarcasm aside, you can really get that job done for 400 taxes in.
Thank you. But 13 hours was a long time to wait, and you didn't leave your cousin's name.
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Hi all and thanks for the feedback.

I'll look around for any reputable mechanics who will do it for $400.
Yes, dealers will get the job done, but it always worries me how they tend to pull numbers out of the air.

Sincerely,
on-ca
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Very simple job to do on a Civic .Shop around for prices .There several places in Mississauga that deal with Hondas .
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on-ca wrote:
Jan 15th, 2008 9:25 am
Hi all and thanks for the feedback.

I'll look around for any reputable mechanics who will do it for $400.
Yes, dealers will get the job done, but it always worries me how they tend to pull numbers out of the air.

Sincerely,
on-ca
Dealers always charge as per a pre-set time list. If "Company X" say that it takes on average 4 hours to change a TB, then, it will be 4 hrs for every dealer in Canada.

BTW, You always get what you pay for...

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on-ca wrote:
Jan 15th, 2008 9:25 am
I'll look around for any reputable mechanics who will do it for $400.
That's just it - you won't find anyone reputable to do the work for $400. Just "friends of friends" who will offer to do the work in their driveway, or yours.
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I did mine around 500$tax in in a private garage.

580+tx at Dealer sounds fair.
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BartBandy wrote:
Jan 15th, 2008 12:39 pm
That's just it - you won't find anyone reputable to do the work for $400. Just "friends of friends" who will offer to do the work in their driveway, or yours.
Very true, thanks for the info guys.

Sincerely,
on-ca
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wow. cheapness. audi timing belt service will make you put a bullet in your head if you think 500 bucks is a lot.
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awjf wrote:
Jan 15th, 2008 9:53 am
Dealers always charge as per a pre-set time list. If "Company X" say that it takes on average 4 hours to change a TB, then, it will be 4 hrs for every dealer in Canada.

BTW, You always get what you pay for...

J-F
All shops, not just dealers, use the flat rate book (or almost all, and those that don't have the book for reference). I would never take my car to a shop that charges only time and material. I would hate to help pay for a trainee or unqualified mechanic (and there are lots of unlicenced mechanics working in shops) to do a job in 3 hours where a qualified tech takes 1. Time and materials is a poor way to pay for mechanical work.
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artemm wrote:
Jan 16th, 2008 10:55 am
wow. cheapness. audi timing belt service will make you put a bullet in your head if you think 500 bucks is a lot.
Yup, the bill starts with a 1 and has 4 digits... :(


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