Originally Posted by Way2Fast
Check the list of charges I posted. The $1600 was to diagnois the problem. There is no changing of this bill. I have spoken with the owner and he is not changing anything. What really worries me is that if anything is wrong with the new motor there is still no warranty on it. When I talked to the service manager last he said they could not get the ABS lights to stop blinking (they were find when I brought it in) and he wants to charge more hrs to solve the problem.
ok this is a mluti reply post let me start with
no warranty on the new motor? was it a used engine? we are talking about the NEW ENGINE right? ya know 4 pistons crankshaft <g> you approved that? you approved for them to put in a new engine with no warranty? if they did not tell you there was no warranty It's time for a attorney then, I'm telling ya my thoughts are they scalped you every chance, maybe not directly ripped you off,IMHO
read on for the why I think this
ok here goes my thoughts
>Diagnose engine noise:
>R&R cylinder head 5hrs
Ok that is reasonable, poor tech diagnoses IMHO but reasonable and might have really been needed for proper diagnoses,
but should not IMO been part of the final bill, since they more than likely did not REPLACE the head, it should have knocked off the labor charges for engine replace as well since they had to take most of it off - plastic and half the DAMN bike! anyway, sure there might have been a hour or so overlap but that is about it.
>R&R sidecar mounts 3hrs
Sounds more than fair fair!
>addl labor needed 8hrs
additional labor for what?
>Labor to renew brake pad/rotor 2 hrs $168
> Diagnose overheating: 1.5 hrs
a hour and half for overheating diagnoses sounds a little high to me but might have been something silly (it took me about 5 minutes to find my left cooling fan was not coming on and check for voltage to it, had voltage. but the plastic was off,
>Renew Engine Parts including clutch $3271
prolly corrrect or close
> Labor to renew engine 15hrs $1260
See this is where I have a BIG problem, they charged you 5 hours for taking off the head because the tech couldn;t tell where the engine noise is, then they charge you 15 hours to R&R the engine for something they already had all the plastic off of and the Head removed and they chraged you 8hrs addl labor for what?
> Diagnose and bleed brakes $189
diagnose your brakes? why? was there something wrong with them?
sorry but I don;t buy it, poor diagnoses IMO, unreasonable double labor charges By double I mean they are doiuble dipping the labor time
charged for R&R head
Charged for R&R engine
Charged additional 8 hrs
sorry but to take th ehead off you have knocked a good chuck of engine swap crap out of the way
Talk to a lawyer about the No Warranty !
other wise if you approved all this you are screwed and you screwed up in doing so.
if the later think of it this way you only through away about
500-800 bucks, unless of course your engine blows up next week, then you just through away the whole bill.
lit a match to what 6500 bucks?
Damn I think they took advantage of you here.