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I have a 2008 acura TL. I have a timing belt job coming up (106k). They also say the Oil pump o-ring is leaking, and the side mount is broken. They want to replace all of it (including front mount)
. how much labor should be involved for this? the cost is high (total of $2500). Is this appropriate.... Read full answer
I have a 2008 acura TL. I have a timing belt job coming up (106k). They also say the Oil pump o-ring is leaking, and the side mount is broken. They want to replace all of it (including front mount)
. how much labor should be involved for this? the cost is high (total of $2500). Is this appropriate.
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George H.
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

Base model, 3.2

Great,
The timing belt job is 4.6 for the belt. Are they replacing the waterpump and idler pulleys at the same time?
I would not charge more than another .5 to replace the crank seal on the oil pump while I have the belt out.
The mounts are 2.1 for the side and .4 for the front. There is a TSDB for the side mount so be sure they are following it to replace it properly and avoid vibration issues.
Please let me know about the water pump it would add another .3 to the job.
Thank you
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

Timing belt job = replace timing belt, water pump, spark plugs, tensioners and any thing else associated.

Oil pump leak - says the "O-ring" needs to be replaced and not on the same side as timing belt. need to "dig deeper" to get to it.

Cost also includes oil change, replacing both air filters. Is $2500 in the ball park?

Spark plugs add another .7 to the job so you would have 7.8 hours there but if it is the O ring for the oil pump and not the crank seal the oil pump needs to be removed. The time to do the oil pump alone is 5.9 hours. There is a little overlap but lets say they went the full labor you have a total of 14.2 hours. You can multiply that by the shop hourly labor rate to how much of the 2500 is labor.
If you are at a dealer this is pretty close for the complete job, if you are at an independent shop it would be a little high but not outrageous for this much work.
Please let me know how I can help
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