04-29-2010, 04:00 PM
Trying to get some maintenance done on my SVT and I've come up with the following prices:
from Precision Tune:
Valve cover gasket: $119.00
Coolant Flush: $59.90
Power Steering: $49.90
and from a Ford dealership:
Plugs 4 each at 20.00 each = $80.00 Wire Set $93.64 and labor $149.50 total without tax 323.14
I don't trust Precision Tune to change my plugs and wires. Do these prices seem reasonable? Should I keep shopping around?
04-29-2010, 05:00 PM
if they are changing the valve cover gasket why dont you trust them with the plugs? i mean you take of the valve cover and the plugs are gunna be right there.
04-29-2010, 05:06 PM
If you don't trust them to do one job why would you trust them for anything at all? Honestly you can screw up a coolant and P/S flush faster than you can a plug and wire change.
Do the plugs yourself, get the Motor Craft Copper core plugs and factory wires for a great combo. Its really the most basic thing to do to a car besides add gas.
04-29-2010, 05:19 PM
Yeah...so confused. I can understand not trusting a shop to do an LSD...but if you don't trust them with plugs and wires, that shop must be a piece of sh__
$119 for VC gasket? I think they are $14 from Tousley...it can be done in 15 min.
04-29-2010, 05:28 PM
Sorry, I meant "these", not "there". Ford wanted $180 to do a valve cover gasket. I don't trust the shop to use the correct plugs. I dealt with another precision tune that took four hours to change my brakes due to the fact that they coulsn t get it through their heads that it was a svt. On second thought, I think I may just do the work myself. Thabks! :D
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04-29-2010, 05:46 PM
yes, it isn't that hard. I did this yesterday on my svt for the first time and it took me about 1 hour or so.
I change the valve cover gasket, grommets, wires and plugs.
Valve cover gasket "How To" [;)]