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Old 08-14-2017, 11:01 AM   #1
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Repair estimate

Just got this estimate back and was wondering if a few more people could weigh in
http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/5991cb99c2359/invoice.pdf
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Old 08-14-2017, 11:02 AM   #2
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Just got this estimate back and was wondering if a few more people could weigh in. http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/5991c90ba256b/invoice.pdf

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Edit. I was able to open from a computer.
Are the prices quoted for the seals and gaskets including labor?
If they're not including labor they are overcharging you by several hundred dollars for the actual gaskets. They have to remove the compressor to do the tappet cover gasket anyway. And they have to remove the front cover to get to the pump Gear 2 remove the gear. It looks like they're charging you double for some of the labor.
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Old 08-14-2017, 11:22 AM   #3
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No , i was skeptical of that as well, he said it would be about 200 in "shop parts" on top of gasket. They said they could not run diagnostics because there was no power to the port ?

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Old 08-14-2017, 11:26 AM   #4
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I don't know what shop Parts he is including but to replace the front seal all it takes is a ratchet and a seal driver. To replace the tappet cover gasket all it takes is a pump removal tool for about $29 and a $15 gasket and your basic hand tools. And in about $10 worth of cleaning supplies and rags and you pretty much have what you need. The front seal cost under $30 from Cummins. The Tropic cover gasket and the 6 gaskets that go with the bolts cost under $30 as well. Have him itemized the shop cost so you can see what he's charging you for.

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Old 08-14-2017, 11:28 AM   #5
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And the wear sleeve he is talking about is usually only used if the front seal has been replaced one time before and there is a Groove in the crankshaft. When the engine is new from the factory they install the seal outboard. When you replace the seal they give you a driver to set it in about a quarter of an inch so then it's riding on a different part of the crank. It's only after you have replaced the seal several times that you would need a wear sleeve.

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He's also charging you over $370 to hook the computer up and read codes ... you could buy a knockoff nexiq usb link 2 for that price and check yourself.
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pretty steep!! imo

what does he charge for an hourly rate? the $3800? is that a week? say 8 hours to open it up and close it (the grill, radiator, fan) then ???? for replacing gaskets?

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what all is wrong with it. i see all kinds of wild goose chases.
air, oil leaks?

i had a mechanic replace my air compressor. i hope i got a new gasket, it was only $1500, $300 was parts.

ditto on the computer stuff!
he even says he's not sure if he's going to have to replace the injection pump!
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Old 08-14-2017, 12:07 PM   #8
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You guys see R & R Bosch Injection pump???

Make sure you upgrade your fuel lift pump from stock engine mounted Carter to closer to tank mount FASS or Raptor or whatever. Look-up 5.9 Bosch VP44 Inj Pump, it has to have 15-18 PSI WOT to stay alive.

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Get other estimates, as well. good practice.
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https://www.bluechipdiesel.com/vp44_diagnostics.html
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pretty steep!! imo

what does he charge for an hourly rate? the $3800? is that a week? say 8 hours to open it up and close it (the grill, radiator, fan) then ???? for replacing gaskets?

big boy trucks = big boy wallet

what all is wrong with it. i see all kinds of wild goose chases.
air, oil leaks?

i had a mechanic replace my air compressor. i hope i got a new gasket, it was only $1500, $300 was parts.

ditto on the computer stuff!
he even says he's not sure if he's going to have to replace the injection pump!
Oil leak...moderate. abs light is on. Runs rough on idle when you first turn it on then run s fine. Brake sensor doesent detect parking break is on. Slight wobble when driving above 70mph

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