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Hi Scott, the work he is recommending is very normal for this car. The only thing I would question is the fuel filter and fitted fuel hose pricing. I would combine that repair with the accumulator repair. All of the items are in the same area and he should be able to save you a little on the labor if all are done together. Do you know if you're getting new spark plugs in the tune up? The accumulator will only fix a hot restart problem. If you're having other starting problems there could be something else wrong. Let me know if you have any questions. I'll be happy to help.
OK thanks Marty. When the car is warmed up the start seems fine - so this is more of a cold start issue. Maybe they have misdignosed it?
Did you think 4k for head gaskets is right? I know it's less than $200.00 in actual gaskets but it is a very labor intensive job to disassmeble the engine.
Also, I can ask about spark plugs - as that may be a good idea to make sure they are in top shape.
This is exactly what they were seeing - as I went into his shop and he had the hose clamped off and that's how they made the determination. Sounds like we'll need to do this at a minimum - but may not fix the problem.
Thanks - your answers were very helpful.
That's the correct thing to do. Then retest the system. Good luck with it!
And thank you for the bonus!