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Old 05-13-2004, 12:09 PM   #1
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Exclamation Cost for 48K service?

Well, my WRX is up for its 48,000 km service. I phoned DD, who've done a great job so far--excellent wrenching and good pricing and service--and the rep said, "oh, this is a big one." She then said it would run $700, including an alignment.

My eyes almost bugged out right there and then. I said I'll get back to you. A quick look at the Subaru service manual shows they estimate 3.5 hours for the labour and the following items are replaced:

engine oil and filter
air filter and fuel filter
engine coolant
brake fluid

Excluding the alignment (about $100), which I just had and Subaru doesn't think I need, are we really looking at $250 for the filters and fluids, assuming $100 an hour in labour?

What have you guys been paying?
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Old 05-13-2004, 12:36 PM   #2
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The labor varies from $60-80 (sometimes more) per hour.... if you do your own engine oil/filter change and air filter change, it might end up cheaper.
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Old 05-13-2004, 01:03 PM   #3
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dealer is usually charging about $85 to $100/ hour...i forgot what is the rate for DD...but they will definitely be higher than others

48k service should includes:

oil and oil filter change
gear oil (for MT)
front differential fluid and automatic transmission fluid (for AT)
rear differential fluid
brake fluid
coolant
pcv valve
fuel filter

maybe:
spark plugs
air filter
4 wheel alignment
e-brake adjustment
tire rotation

the list can go on and on (like front and rear brake pads need replacing, tires etc)

also if u choose to use synthetic oil (for engine, transmission and differential, say using Motul)...K&N air filter or Iridium spark plugs or whatever (while u are doing all these anyways)...anything like those will bring up the service cost...and of course...DD would probably only use OEM parts only

and i will say...always use OEM (standard) or above quality parts...
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Old 05-13-2004, 01:06 PM   #4
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6-700 is about right for 48K form the dealerships. Although most people don't bother with the allignment it may be worthwhile. Take a good look at your tirewear. You can get the things needed from the service done much cheaper from a non-dealership garage, just make sure you know exactly what really needs to be done.
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Old 05-13-2004, 01:08 PM   #5
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Did it myself.

The fuel filter's cheap.. $38 or so. Fairly straight forward to change out. There are some guides floating around.

The brake fluid looked good still, so I just used a turkey baster and suctioned out as much fluid as I could thru the reservoir and refilled with some fresh fluid... $7

Oil change... simple. Mobil1 and filter $36-$40

Coolant change... simple. $10

Total just under $100.

Took me maybe 2 hours... I don't really recall cause I also changed out my front pads.
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Old 05-13-2004, 01:30 PM   #6
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i would not pay $700 to do those stuff for sure..
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Old 05-13-2004, 01:35 PM   #7
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It should be $600-700 as others have said. I'd think it would be $700 if they used all synthetic fluids.
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Old 05-13-2004, 03:02 PM   #8
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Most of that you can do yourself.

If you're not into that you can split it over the 48K and the next service.

Tire rotation, Air Filter, Oil and Filter change, coolant change is simple for you to do.

Spark plugs are not due until 96,000Kms on the WRX.
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Old 05-13-2004, 03:15 PM   #9
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my 48k at DD for my TS.

labour = 377.40
parts came to 234.62
tax = 90

grand total came to 700.77.
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Old 05-13-2004, 04:35 PM   #10
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Ouch!

This sort of thing makes a $2g hoist look like a good investment.
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Old 05-13-2004, 05:54 PM   #11
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Anybody know about the 96,000km service? How much would it cost?
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Old 05-13-2004, 06:05 PM   #12
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Old 05-13-2004, 06:55 PM   #13
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Thanks for the link Ken. It looks like someone freaks over this bill every six months or so. Gotta keep the tradition alive.

I think I'll go with DD anyhow--but I've read enough about Total to give them a shout. Have people been happy with the work, service and price? And how does it compare to the dealerships?

I'll probably start doing some of my own maintenance in the future, but right now I don't have the tools or the time.

And as for the 96,000km service, if you've got a SOHC engine it's the same as the 48k, if you've got a DOHC then you've got to replace the spark plugs. Subaru lists 5 hours as the recommended time as opposed to 3.5 for the 48k. Add that extra 1.5 hours and the cost of spark plugs and you're probably looking at just under $1000 for the service. Ouch.
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Old 05-13-2004, 07:52 PM   #14
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Give Cody @ TOTAL a call, he'll know
Depending on what u NEED!
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Old 05-14-2004, 02:54 PM   #15
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Is there an objective way to measure when your brake fluid needs replacing? I'm using DOT5.1 fluid . . . which IIRC needs replacing more often than standard fluid because it's not hygroscopic?




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Did it myself.

The fuel filter's cheap.. $38 or so. Fairly straight forward to change out. There are some guides floating around.

The brake fluid looked good still, so I just used a turkey baster and suctioned out as much fluid as I could thru the reservoir and refilled with some fresh fluid... $7

Oil change... simple. Mobil1 and filter $36-$40

Coolant change... simple. $10

Total just under $100.

Took me maybe 2 hours... I don't really recall cause I also changed out my front pads.
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Old 05-14-2004, 02:58 PM   #16
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Yeah, clear fluid = good to go
Dark, murky fluid = replace

Brake fluid is cheap, and it's easy to do. I would do it myself whenever it looks dark.
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Old 05-14-2004, 06:49 PM   #17
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Alright, booked with Total. The price is a good sight better than the dealerships. This is their chance to show me the work measures up. We'll see!
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Old 05-14-2004, 07:43 PM   #18
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Let us know your impressions!
I know a few of us are fast approaching that same maintenance point.
BTW all is good... Thanks again!

Props to Dunny.
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Old 05-14-2004, 08:20 PM   #19
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Wait til you got the 96K service. I just got back from Specialty and the bill comes out to 1200. 5.5 hour of labor plus another 500 bucks in parts. Yeah it's expensive but I don't have the skills or the time to do it myself.
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Old 05-14-2004, 08:45 PM   #20
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Tricky:

Good to know all is working out, now lets see some pics!
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Old 05-15-2004, 10:54 AM   #21
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Actually the colour of brake fluid has nothing to do with the amount of water that's in it -- only how long it's been exposed to air. With our weather it's a good idea to replace that stuff every year or two.
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