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  Reply # 1872838 26-Sep-2017 07:31
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Do call up Kaspa or ADL in wairau for a second opinion. Honest crowds that have realistic pricing. It could just need "A flush and a filter" dare I say it...

Sounds like a Legacy or Outback 2.5. Do not cut your losses just yet, If it is a subi they are good cars! Please do not go deceiving someone selling a broken car, state what you have if it is indeed the case. 
Evaluate when all the next service items are due, Brakes, Tires, CV joints, bushings, balljoints and if you feel the car is still good for another 25,000KM on the current running gear I would repair it and keep it going. If you require service items to be replaced soon get rid of it. Trade it in to be honest, Make it a dealers issue.


 

 


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  Reply # 1872849 26-Sep-2017 07:56
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+1 for Kaspa. Saved me a rebuild on my trans when flex plate was the issue.




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  Reply # 1872861 26-Sep-2017 08:57
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I'm probably out of date, but $3k sounds over the odds for a head gasket replacement. Maybe two head gaskets on a vee or boxer engine along with milling both heads would be that much?

 

Similarly $8k sounds like a lot to rebuild a tranny. 

 

Time to find a new workshop I reckon.

 

 


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  Reply # 1872868 26-Sep-2017 09:23
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kryptonjohn:

 

I'm probably out of date, but $3k sounds over the odds for a head gasket replacement. Maybe two head gaskets on a vee or boxer engine along with milling both heads would be that much?

 

Similarly $8k sounds like a lot to rebuild a tranny. 

 

Time to find a new workshop I reckon.

 

 

 



8K to rebuild a tranny is extortion. I'd love to know what is involved and who quoted that so we all never go there.
When I worked for a European dealership the most expensive gearbox repairs like clutch packs and valve bodies never went above 4k....



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  Reply # 1872923 26-Sep-2017 10:05
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Coil:

 

kryptonjohn:

 

I'm probably out of date, but $3k sounds over the odds for a head gasket replacement. Maybe two head gaskets on a vee or boxer engine along with milling both heads would be that much?

 

Similarly $8k sounds like a lot to rebuild a tranny. 

 

Time to find a new workshop I reckon.

 

 



8K to rebuild a tranny is extortion. I'd love to know what is involved and who quoted that so we all never go there.
When I worked for a European dealership the most expensive gearbox repairs like clutch packs and valve bodies never went above 4k....

 

We're probably not talking a Turbo 350 here. Costs of transmission rebuilds have been steadily creeping (perhaps more like sprinting...) up in the last decade as they've become more intricate with more precise tolerances.





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  Reply # 1872925 26-Sep-2017 10:09
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cadman:

 

Coil:

 

kryptonjohn:

 

I'm probably out of date, but $3k sounds over the odds for a head gasket replacement. Maybe two head gaskets on a vee or boxer engine along with milling both heads would be that much?

 

Similarly $8k sounds like a lot to rebuild a tranny. 

 

Time to find a new workshop I reckon.

 

 



8K to rebuild a tranny is extortion. I'd love to know what is involved and who quoted that so we all never go there.
When I worked for a European dealership the most expensive gearbox repairs like clutch packs and valve bodies never went above 4k....

 

We're probably not talking a Turbo 350 here. Costs of transmission rebuilds have been steadily creeping (perhaps more like sprinting...) up in the last decade as they've become more intricate with more precise tolerances.

 

 

 

 

No 8K is too high. If the OP can provide me the cars chassis number or model and engine details I will price it up. Guarantee it will be half if not a quarter of 8K. 


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  Reply # 1872932 26-Sep-2017 10:16
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Coil:

 

cadman:

 

Coil:

 

kryptonjohn:

 

I'm probably out of date, but $3k sounds over the odds for a head gasket replacement. Maybe two head gaskets on a vee or boxer engine along with milling both heads would be that much?

 

Similarly $8k sounds like a lot to rebuild a tranny. 

 

Time to find a new workshop I reckon.

 

 



8K to rebuild a tranny is extortion. I'd love to know what is involved and who quoted that so we all never go there.
When I worked for a European dealership the most expensive gearbox repairs like clutch packs and valve bodies never went above 4k....

 

We're probably not talking a Turbo 350 here. Costs of transmission rebuilds have been steadily creeping (perhaps more like sprinting...) up in the last decade as they've become more intricate with more precise tolerances.

 

 

 

 

No 8K is too high. If the OP can provide me the cars chassis number or model and engine details I will price it up. Guarantee it will be half if not a quarter of 8K. 

 

 

And of course you'll be comparing apples with apples...





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  Reply # 1872933 26-Sep-2017 10:18
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cadman:

 

Coil:

 

cadman:

 

Coil:

 

kryptonjohn:

 

I'm probably out of date, but $3k sounds over the odds for a head gasket replacement. Maybe two head gaskets on a vee or boxer engine along with milling both heads would be that much?

 

Similarly $8k sounds like a lot to rebuild a tranny. 

 

Time to find a new workshop I reckon.

 

 



8K to rebuild a tranny is extortion. I'd love to know what is involved and who quoted that so we all never go there.
When I worked for a European dealership the most expensive gearbox repairs like clutch packs and valve bodies never went above 4k....

 

We're probably not talking a Turbo 350 here. Costs of transmission rebuilds have been steadily creeping (perhaps more like sprinting...) up in the last decade as they've become more intricate with more precise tolerances.

 

 

 

 

No 8K is too high. If the OP can provide me the cars chassis number or model and engine details I will price it up. Guarantee it will be half if not a quarter of 8K. 

 

 

And of course you'll be comparing apples with apples...

 

 

Would just be keen to get to the bottom of it! I could understand if it is a 8 speed or similar.
If its a whirring noise i'd suspect its a shot torque converter or clutch pack. Including new parts and labor I have never ever seen this job creep above 5K even on the largest jobs. Its gonna be a DSG clutch, Torque converter or valve body. Anything else you'd be sourcing a second hand box. Priced a few of these jobs in my time across many models and brands.. 


 

 




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  Reply # 1873149 26-Sep-2017 15:04
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Coil:

 

Do call up Kaspa or ADL in wairau for a second opinion. Honest crowds that have realistic pricing. It could just need "A flush and a filter" dare I say it...

Sounds like a Legacy or Outback 2.5. Do not cut your losses just yet, If it is a subi they are good cars! Please do not go deceiving someone selling a broken car, state what you have if it is indeed the case. 
Evaluate when all the next service items are due, Brakes, Tires, CV joints, bushings, balljoints and if you feel the car is still good for another 25,000KM on the current running gear I would repair it and keep it going. If you require service items to be replaced soon get rid of it. Trade it in to be honest, Make it a dealers issue.

 

Thanks. Took car to Kaspa's. Mechanic could hear the noise but was unable to determine if it was coming from gearbox, but noise does coincide with gear changes. They need to do some further investigation, so need to book it in.




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  Reply # 1873159 26-Sep-2017 15:13
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kryptonjohn:

 

I'm probably out of date, but $3k sounds over the odds for a head gasket replacement. Maybe two head gaskets on a vee or boxer engine along with milling both heads would be that much?

 

Similarly $8k sounds like a lot to rebuild a tranny. 

 

Time to find a new workshop I reckon.

 

 

 

We had 2 quotes for the head gasket. Was around $3.5k from the dealership. We had it done by a specialist engine reconditioner who charged us $2.9K and looking back at the invoice, included upgrade of the waterpump and 13 hours labour was listed. I recall that they had the car for just over 1 week.


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  Reply # 1873264 26-Sep-2017 18:14
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dickytim:

 

Batman:

 

the cash cow is not cheap

 

 

And then hellishly expensive for parts and repairs.

 

 

 

 

Bah. I run a Land Rover. The Quashqai will be almost free in comparison! ;-) A new wiper blade for a Discovery is $125....!






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  Reply # 1873279 26-Sep-2017 18:37
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Geektastic:

dickytim:


Batman:


the cash cow is not cheap



And then hellishly expensive for parts and repairs.



 


Bah. I run a Land Rover. The Quashqai will be almost free in comparison! ;-) A new wiper blade for a Discovery is $125....!



Holy crsp!

My wiper blade from Mazda would have been $7.98 but was included with free scheduled servicing!




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  Reply # 1873409 26-Sep-2017 23:58
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kiwiharry:

 

We purchased the car in 2012 from one of the manufacturers dealers. Car was a Japanese import built in 2009. Aside from the NZ dealer, we were the first NZ owner.

 

 

I think that the car is actually a Toyota. One of the "signature class" imports that Toyota call them. As Im not aware of any other new car brand that imports Japan used cars which are then sold through their new car dealership network.

 

@kiwiharry - Could you please say how many Kilometres the car had done when you bought it, and how many it is on currently?






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  Reply # 1873415 27-Sep-2017 03:48
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A short while back the TM forum had the saga of a 4007 Peugeot with a $30k quote for a new gearbox. Autosure had okayed the repair but would only contribute $10k. Never did find out if dealer coughed for rest.

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  Reply # 1873434 27-Sep-2017 08:36
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Bung: A short while back the TM forum had the saga of a 4007 Peugeot with a $30k quote for a new gearbox. Autosure had okayed the repair but would only contribute $10k. Never did find out if dealer coughed for rest.

 

Sounds like nonsense to me. The 4007 was a badge engineered Mitsubishi Outlander, so there is no way a new transmission would cost anywhere near that much.


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