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It seems the timing cover gasket kit needs replacing. What…

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It seems the timing...

It seems the timing cover gasket kit needs replacing. What is the labor time and cost for that replacement

Mechanic's Assistant: Is this your first time dealing with this issue? What size is your engine?

Its the 2.7 diesel sprinter 3500

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Sprinter?

2005

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Sprinter yourself? What have you tried so far?

No, I have it at a garage and they have identified an oil leak coming from that area. They recently replaced the harmonic balancer and front crankshaft seal and should have done the timing cover gasket when they had it apart, right?

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Dodge Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 8 months ago
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HI,

Labor time is 2.7 hours and the gasket runs $20.

The timing cover doesnt come off to replace the harmonic balancer or the front crank seal. You pull the crank seal out from lower part of timing cover where the crankshaft goes thru it, but dont pull the timing cover.

If the timing cover gasket was leaking at the time the other work was done, then yes, they should have told you and quoted you a price on it at the time.

If it was not leaking at the time, then no reason for a shop to try to sell you the job at that point, as it would be oversell and unethical.

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Dodge Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 8 months ago

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Dodge Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 7 months ago

HI,

Is there something I did not answer? You asked labor time and cost of gasket, which I correctly answered. You asked by the shop having not done it at the same time as the front crank seal and harmonic balancer, which I again correctly answered.

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