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After reading the prep cost post, just wondering what you non in-house folks would pay for the following:

 

2014 VW Golf 2.0 TDI

Timing belt + water pump, 4 new shocks, disks/pads all round, oil, air filter, oil filter and MOT.

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Yes, outsourced. 70k - they also do PDI and fill out the Lawgistics PDI pad

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I’d say about 8 hours labour discounting it from 10 as there’s a good bit of work in it so that would be £280+vat plus the cost of parts which would be circa £300? 
 

 

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7 minutes ago, Mark101 said:

Between £400 and £500

Have you been drinking?

£240 belt

£270 shocks

£200 brakes

£150 service, PDI and ticket

Give or take £100. 

Heavily location dependent of course. 

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1 minute ago, EPV said:

Have you been drinking?

£240 belt

£270 shocks

£200 brakes

£150 service, PDI and ticket

 

I’m always drinking.

Mobile mechanic £150 for the day.

Belt kit - £60

4 shocks £160

Discs and Pads £ 70

Oil and Filter £15

 

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Id say about £800 all in in give or take well at garage labour rates 

thats probably trade prices mark the garage will have a mark up on parts also 

i pay 14 pound a gallon of good 5w30 and the golfs probably on long life oil 

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Really appreciate the replies, thank you.

My local workshop village workshop that do all my warranty stuff/mechanical work/PDIs have billed me £788 ex. VAT for this.

To be fair, everything I stick in there is back out within 48 hours but usually same day.

Cheers

15

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1 minute ago, Mark101 said:

I’m always drinking.

Mobile mechanic £150 for the day.

Belt kit - £60

4 shocks £160

Discs and Pads £ 70

Oil and Filter £15

 

Mate if you can get a mechanic to not only do all that in on day, without a ramp, for £20 an hour,  you’re the envy of many I suspect. 

2 minutes ago, 15Cars said:

Really appreciate the replies, thank you.

My local workshop village workshop that do all my warranty stuff/mechanical work/PDIs have billed me £788 ex. VAT for this.

To be fair, everything I stick in there is back out within 48 hours but usually same day.

Cheers

15

I don’t know where you’re based but assuming it’s not very north that is about right. Especially for a local rural garage with overheads etc. 

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Thanks mate, I'm approx 80 miles West of London

I was starting to panic then!

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19 minutes ago, Mark101 said:

I’m always drinking.

Mobile mechanic £150 for the day.

Belt kit - £60

4 shocks £160

Discs and Pads £ 70

Oil and Filter £15

 

I think your slightly out mate, a belt kit for a 2.0 costs us near enough £100 plus the water pump at £30ish, and the pd engine oil is usually £15/20 for a gallon. 

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I’m talking off the cuff of course. Discs and pads always amaze me how inexpensive they are given their function.

I always use quality parts, not the cheapest. Mann filters, Gates Belts etc.

I am lucky with my mechanic (he’s the one I am considering partnering with BTW).

Last month he did 5 services and inspections for me £115 - I supply the parts and fluids (I have 45 gallon drums, well 200l in modern money).

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21 minutes ago, tradex said:

I thought it was going to be a white Cosworth at auction;)

Me too £80k madness

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Just now, tradex said:

Jesus H Christ, does he live in box or something, I'd feel guilty paying him that little:P

I gave him an extra ton last week. Mate, he was blown away. He is a top guy and knows his onions (diagnosis isn’t his strong point but fitting is his game).

He wants me to invest in a unit with him and/or form an alliance - I am considering.

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Just now, Mark101 said:

I gave him an extra ton last week. Mate, he was blown away. He is a top guy and knows his onions (diagnosis isn’t his strong point but fitting is his game).

He wants me to invest in a unit with him and/or form an alliance - I am considering.

Hope it works out for your mark your a top bloke and deserve it  mate 

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1 minute ago, tradex said:

And needing work too FFS, I heard a rumour from the brother of a feret keepers son that there was 35k on the sheet?

..my mate who does a lot of classics tell me that his business is the reverse of mine at the moment....he can buy easily but selling the classics is proper hard work now, the 'toy money' seems to be going AWOL. He is only taking on SOR gear now.

A lot of these classic dealers work on SOR. I have done a bit of SOR (I have one at the moment but the vendor is a PITA, wanting daily updates - I have offered him £15k for his car but he prefers £16k SOR - madness).

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2 hours ago, Mark101 said:

I always use quality parts, not the cheapest. Mann filters, Gates Belts etc.

Why? Not being facetious just curious. 

2 hours ago, tradex said:

..my mate who does (did) a lot of classics tells me that his business is the reverse of mine at the moment and has been for a while now....he can buy easily but selling the classics is proper hard work now, the 'toy money' seems to be going AWOL. He is only taking on SOR gear now.

Usually luxury/ aspirational goods markets fail just before a depression/ recession. A pretty solid indicator.

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Anyone changing shocks on VAG group cars for slight misting of oil  is wasting their money in my books. They all do it, brake cleaner and an air line will suffice. 

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13 hours ago, EPV said:

Have you been drinking?

£240 belt

£270 shocks

£200 brakes

£150 service, PDI and ticket

Give or take £100. 

Heavily location dependent of course. 

Where do you buy your parts James main dealers?  

1 hour ago, Stalker said:

Anyone changing shocks on VAG group cars for slight misting of oil  is wasting their money in my books. They all do it, brake cleaner and an air line will suffice. 

Literally every single Audi A4 / A5 / A6 that comes through has misting of oil. Clean all of them off pre MOT. 

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