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Old 09-07-2010, 07:40 PM
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sc/ timing belt.

im from sc i need my timing belt done and could prob do it but dont wana take a chance i been putting it off got all the stuff to do it. reason i gotta do it cause my seals finally went bad in my water pump its seeping water out gotta keep filling it up.. just need someone who has done this befor to do.lol i can help if needed. thanks brandon!
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Re: sc/ timing belt.

thanks for all the help. lmao
guy that builds my racing motors is gonna do it for 400$!!
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400? I got quoted in florida for 220 labor. =p

Shop around. There are shops who can do it for 200~, anything more then 200 bucks is you getting ripped off in my opinion. A experienced mechanic can change the t belt in a honda in less then an hour. 200 dollars an hour is a pretty fair rate. =/

Or find "kids" to do it. I know a shop, which I'm friends with the owner, that has a couple of import kids (19-22). They're building a b16 turbo at the moment, completely stripped, so it looks like they know what they're doing. The owner said if I need any work done to go to them, pay them off the clock cash, and they can use the shops tools.
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400? I got quoted in florida for 220 labor. =p

Shop around. There are shops who can do it for 200~, anything more then 200 bucks is you getting ripped off in my opinion. A experienced mechanic can change the t belt in a honda in less then an hour. 200 dollars an hour is a pretty fair rate. =/

Or find "kids" to do it. I know a shop, which I'm friends with the owner, that has a couple of import kids (19-22). They're building a b16 turbo at the moment, completely stripped, so it looks like they know what they're doing. The owner said if I need any work done to go to them, pay them off the clock cash, and they can use the shops tools.
changing a timing belt in an hour.........uhhh 400 seems pretty reasonable to me.
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changing a timing belt in an hour.........uhhh 400 seems pretty reasonable to me.
My old man was a mechanic for years. Unless the shop you're going to is going into a book and flipping page by page, yea, under an hour. If you really know what you're doing you can slip it in without lifting, or unbolting the entire right side of the engine bay. But even then, unbolt the engine mounts, unhook a few things, lift it, unbolt what you need on a the left side, slap it in. You aren't rebuilding an engine. To further it, lets say, 2 hours. Still 100 bucks an hour, an average mechanic's rate is usually 50-75 an hour. Still making bank.

My quote was 220, and I've got buddies who have gone to him to do it and have had no complaints, great service. This is a 90's honda engine, its not in cased in plastic **** like all the new car's. What you see is what you get.

Anyway, no point for an argument, that's whats around me. Shop around is my best advice. Get someone who can do it blind folded, and the cost will drop.
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