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Dealership mechanic is saying I need a manifold repair and they say with the manifold repair I have to have an engine decarbonization done is this really necessary

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?

Manual with about 75,000 miles

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Volkswagen Beetle with a turbocharged engine

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I am at the dealership with my service engine light on and they're saying the manifold needs to be repaired and with that the engine needs to be de-carb

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Having the engine de-carbed does not have to be done if money is a concern but it is a good idea if it's not.The process of decarbing the engine is to clean carbon deposits from the engine valves and combustion chamber that normally builds up over time and if its bad engough it will affect engine performance. The labor to do this should not exceed an hour as well.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
They're telling me it takes 6 hours to do this

I'm not sure what they're doing for 6 hours but in most cases, an upper intake cleaning (de-carb) is called an induction service and only involves feeding the cleaner into the running engine at an intake vacuum port. What are they trying to do for 6 hours of labor?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
What should that cost

An upper intake induction service usually runs $80.00 to $100 depending on the shop's labor rate.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
OMG...THIS PLACE WANTS $360!!

Well I think you should pass, if all there doing is an upper intake induction service there pricing is way out of line. ANy good automotive shop in the country can and will do this for the price I mentioned.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank you for your help.....greatly appreciated and you helped me to be better informed

Your very welcome and thank you as well. Please take a moment to rate my service at the top right hand side of the page so I can get credit for my time, the question remains open for follow up even after doing so, all you need to do is return to this question if need be.

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