yeah mines done this for the life of my car, i just make sure to check my oil levels and make sure it doesnt all leak out lol
Depends on how fast the oil leaks out, I suppose. My last one was a gusher. Lost 1/2 litre of oil through one OCI.Just a quick question since I've already replaced my valve cover myself but I due have a timing cover leak but it doesn't use any oil should I have it fixed or not really worry about it. I'm almost at 90k on my 14 Focus. I bought the Focus at 45k and I found the leak at 50k.
Oh, well, that's different. I would definitely have it fixed under warranty. If the leak gets worse it'll cost you a lot to get it fixed.Mine has never used any oil but I'll keep an eye on it. Also since I bought an extended warranty I may use it before it expires at 110k.
3 times!!1400$ ? It was done 3 times under warranty on my car and it was 100$ for parts (under warranty) and about 2 hours of work... Hmmm...
They shouldn't charge diagnostic fix if they actually fix the car... all local dealers goes by this rule here... meh.Just finished paying a little while ago. I dropped the car off yesterday morning, and everything was completed today. I thought it was expensive to begin with, but sincw im at 77,000 mi no warranty was covered except for the clutch. Looks like the labor was the mosy expensive part, but it doesnt show how many hrs total work was done. Kind of suspicious, but im not too sure either.
It's about the money, I understand.Why shouldn't we charge for diagnosing a problem? We're in the business to make money.
There's a huge difference between selling a product that can be repackaged and resold, and selling a service. Neither Amazon nor Walmart actually loses money on returned products. The products are repackaged and resold. In most cases, the markup on the product is enough to cover any incurred costs. Also, Walmart and Amazon are huge companies. Most dealerships are independent.It's about the money, I understand.
However, there's a lot dealers don't understand (and business owner)...
To make money, you need customers that are happy to spend money at your store. If you piss the customer off with extra charges, they'll go somewhere else.
Also, once the diagnostic is done, nothing stop the customer to shop arround to get his car fixed. Removing the fee kind of say "look, we will fix it and get your money but will not rape you too much". You wouldn't beleave how far a simple gesture can go in PR.
Charging everything to the penny is not a good solution. Yes, you do make money but in the end you make less.
Just look at Amazon, and Walmart, and HomeDepot. You can buy and return anything with no question asked. They are rich!
The actual work time is around 5 hours, but the sealer needs time to dry. The only parts should be oil, RTV sealer, crankshaft seal and a valve cover gasket.I brought my 2015 Ford Focus SE in to a Ford Dealership for something else and they found this same leak. I have to return next week cause they said it's a 7+ hour job. It only has 32, 215 miles on it...