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Ok I called Bloomington (Minnesota) Acura today...

After basically dissing our cars and saying that most Legends aren't worth the $$$ to do the T Belt he quoted me $1500 dollars out the door for the T Belt, water pump, and other service items. I know from many other people that the night mechanics are nicer people and do good work but is $1500 way to much? it seems like a lot to me...

BTW: He offered to inspect the whole car (1hr or so) for $75 bucks so I am defiantely doing that next week, hopefully everything else checks out ok.


What was your experience with the dreaded 90k...


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-Ben
 

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i got my 90k service plus the master cylinder replaced at the same time for like 1100. i went to an independent mechanic for this, the dealership tried hittin me over the head for the service.
 

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I got mine done for $1300. That's the TB, WP, and all the other belts also the 90k checkup.
$1500 does seem a little high to me, I didn't think there would be a more expensive place to fix your acura than Michigan.
 

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A LOT CHEAPER THAN YOU'D EXPECT

$150.00

The Timing Belt with Drive Belts and Water Pump which includes Radiator Drain and Refill was done at 87K for around $440.00.

I pre-bought the Transmission Fluid, Oil Filters, and Oil. So, the only stuff I bought from him was the air filter, fuel injection cleaner, some top off fluids, brake fluid, brake bleeding service, inspect various parts included in the 90K Service. Since the radiator drain and refill was done at 87K, I didn't need that to be done.

He normally charges $350.00 for the 90K Service. He's a Honda/Acura specialist that does appointments only. He only uses OEM HONDA/ACURA parts from a local wholesaler where he gets the price of his parts for about as cheap as Acura of Augusta.

Remember, the 90K Service is not the large ones on our cars. The large ones are every 60K when it comes to changing the spark plugs. The large service at 90K is the timing belt stuff.
 

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Re: A LOT CHEAPER THAN YOU'D EXPECT

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$150.00

The Timing Belt with Drive Belts and Water Pump which includes Radiator Drain and Refill was done at 87K for around $440.00.

I pre-bought the Transmission Fluid, Oil Filters, and Oil. So, the only stuff I bought from him was the air filter, fuel injection cleaner, some top off fluids, brake fluid, brake bleeding service, inspect various parts included in the 90K Service. Since the radiator drain and refill was done at 87K, I didn't need that to be done.

He normally charges $350.00 for the 90K Service. He's a Honda/Acura specialist that does appointments only. He only uses OEM HONDA/ACURA parts from a local wholesaler where he gets the price of his parts for about as cheap as Acura of Augusta.

Remember, the 90K Service is not the large ones on our cars. The large ones are every 60K when it comes to changing the spark plugs. The large service at 90K is the timing belt stuff.
hey, probably we should hook up sometimes. i m now in san francisco but i am going to move to san diego by the end of june and i need one reliable mechanics that i can really count on in san diego. well, irvine is not that far from san diego, right??
 

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Where in SD will you be? Irvine is exactly 170 miles from Downtown San Diego. Irvine is about 60 miles from the Northern part of San Diego County Line. The shop is in Brea, which is 28 miles North of Irvine, in Orange County, on the border of Orange/LA/Riverside Counties. It borders Diamond Bar (in LA County) and Chino Hills (Riverside County).

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hey, probably we should hook up sometimes. i m now in san francisco but i am going to move to san diego by the end of june and i need one reliable mechanics that i can really count on in san diego. well, irvine is not that far from san diego, right??
 

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Where in SD will you be? Irvine is exactly 170 miles from Downtown San Diego. Irvine is about 60 miles from the Northern part of San Diego County Line. The shop is in Brea, which is 28 miles North of Irvine, in Orange County, on the border of Orange/LA/Riverside Counties. It borders Diamond Bar (in LA County) and Chino Hills (Riverside County).

by UCSD, La Jolla. is it close from La Jolla to Irvine?

PS: btw, are there any difference between CV boot and ball joint boot? u helped me on my other post about CV boot and I just go over my service record done by 01/02/01, it stated that the ball joint boot cracked and it was replace by the same mechanics that i am going to visit tomorrow. just wanna make sure before i make another visit to my mechanics tomorrow and hand over my money. thanks.
 

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The Ball Joint Boot is a lot smaller than the CV Boot. The CV Boot is (in my opinion, cuz I've never actually seen the Ball Joint Boot) more visible and more liable to be torn. I've never heard anyone rip anything from the Ball Joint, unless they were in a serious accident.

So, I'd have to say NO. I draw this conclusion based off the drawing I see in front of me and the part numbers that accompany the Ball Joint Boot (which MSRP cost is $1.40 compared to the $15.00+ for the CV Boot).
 

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asianlegend said:
The Ball Joint Boot is a lot smaller than the CV Boot. The CV Boot is (in my opinion, cuz I've never actually seen the Ball Joint Boot) more visible and more liable to be torn. I've never heard anyone rip anything from the Ball Joint, unless they were in a serious accident.

So, I'd have to say NO. I draw this conclusion based off the drawing I see in front of me and the part numbers that accompany the Ball Joint Boot (which MSRP cost is $1.40 compared to the $15.00+ for the CV Boot).
cool, thanks. so CV boot and ball joint boot are totally two different items. i m just checking to make sure that i am not replacing the same item. the total price for that ball joint was $45 including labor according to my service record by 01/02/01.

anyway, is La Jolla close by your shop?
 
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