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Most expensive oil & lube job ever...

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So, it cost me $116.34 for my first oil and lube job service on my car thanks to the fact that instead of an oil pan, I have an oil sump. They wanted to charge an extra $330.xx to clean out my throttle body, replace the wipers, and do a slight alignment correction on the front right wheel. I told 'em no. They seemed disappointed when I told them that. Throttle body cleaning... that's a first for me.

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Just $116.34? LOL. Check out the service intervals and their attendent costs on a typical exoticar...hell, just for s**tz-n-grins, look at service costs on a Bugatti Veryon:

 

According to AutoCar, a routine service for a Veyron costs a whopping £12,866 ($21,033 USD), whereas an annual service for a Ferrari Enzo is £1680 ($2,746 USD). A set of new tires will run you £23,500 ($38,417 USD), and that’s because they have to be capable of handling a top speed of 253 mph. Moving forward, every fourth tire change, the Veyron’s wheels must be replaced, leaving you with a bill of £7050 ($11,525 USD) per wheel.

 

Source: http://www.egmcartech.com/2010/01/18/the-cost-of-owning-a-bugatti-veyron-is-overwhelming-set-of-tires-cost-38417/

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Just $116.34? LOL. Check out the service intervals and their attendent costs on a typical exoticar...hell, just for s**tz-n-grins, look at service costs on a Bugatti Veryon:

 

According to AutoCar, a routine service for a Veyron costs a whopping £12,866 ($21,033 USD), whereas an annual service for a Ferrari Enzo is £1680 ($2,746 USD). A set of new tires will run you £23,500 ($38,417 USD), and that’s because they have to be capable of handling a top speed of 253 mph. Moving forward, every fourth tire change, the Veyron’s wheels must be replaced, leaving you with a bill of £7050 ($11,525 USD) per wheel.

 

Source: http://www.egmcartech.com/2010/01/18/the-cost-of-owning-a-bugatti-veyron-is-overwhelming-set-of-tires-cost-38417/

 

Jeez - my cars not even worth 12 grand!

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They use chemicals Not Available to the Saturday Mechanic $100

 

 

You mean exotic chemicals.....like NAPTHA? :yikes:

 

Check the ingredients....it makes for an eye-opening experience.

 

Proper T-body cleaning entails removing the unit from the engine, and cleaning it on a bench. Most of the so-called "carbon" that jiffy-lube engineers ( :grin:) claim to find in a t-body, originate either in the engine's crankcase, or are contaminates left over from the assembly process, being drawn in from units such as brake vacuum-boosters. Often, you'll also find carbon in the bores for the various sensors and motors that fit into a t-body. Cleaning them can help throttle-response and improves idle quality. As to how often one should service the unit, I'd say at least once every 25k to 30k miles.

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Its Simple your tool kit should have only 2 items in it...

 

For parts that dont move and should WD40

For parts that move and shouldn´t Duct tape...

 

All else is for tinkering...

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Front and rear suspension bushing set/ball joints..................$283

Front struts and rear shocks.........................................................$139

 

New car ride and handling in my '93 Mustang...........................Priceless!

 

The best thing is being able to do the work myself.:grin:

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