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Old 08-09-2005, 05:56 AM   #1
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What is the going price for a oil change on the 8.1L? I was quoted a price of $80.00 is this to high?
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Old 08-09-2005, 05:56 AM   #2
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What is the going price for a oil change on the 8.1L? I was quoted a price of $80.00 is this to high?
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Old 08-09-2005, 06:04 AM   #3
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My dealer charged $63.95. I normally change my own unless I just happen to be in for something else.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">oil change on the 8.1L? I was quoted a price of $80.00 is this to high? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Well, it depends on how much your time is worth. The filter-AC Delco PF454 is about 4 bucks, and 6 qts of 5W30 dino oil is about 12 bucks (max) for a total cost of ~ $15.00. Time to drain and refill is less than 30 minutes, and I usually grease the zerks while the oil is draining. You will get your hands dirty. ED
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Sounds about right, $65-80. Our dear old Winnebago factory (@ GNR) just charged me $107: lube (did they REALLY lube all the driveshaft zerks??), dino oil & filter. They should be ashamed. Ripped again!!!!!!

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Thudman:
They should be ashamed. Ripped again!!!!!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Thudman, I was in Forest City not too long ago and before I had work done they gave me a written estimate and I had to sign before the work could be completed. I knew what to expect when they gave me the bill. Too bad your experience wasn't likewise to mine.

You should know this better than anyone else but like they say, "Check Six!".
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As I recall, only 7 items were permitted during GNR; and I do not remember any dollar estimates on the 7-item form. If you don't sign it, you don't get the work done.

I don't feel that Winnie should be defended in this instance. This pricing is a clear violation of pricing norms in relation to work done. Is this Winnie's solution to customer service?

Moreover, the work order stated that 7 qts of 15W-40 oil was put in. That's diesel oil! Well, they had to go back to the Tech who did the work and they produced a hand-written paper note with "5W-30". Who knows what's really in it.

Next year, FIRST I'll put in an airstrike on Bruce's house; and then tell him to check six. The ultimate attention step.

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Next year, FIRST I'll put in an airstrike on Bruce's house; and then tell him to check six. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Thudman, Roger That!
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Does that $80 included a lube job??

If so sounds fair to me.
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