100k Service

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100k Service

Postby LotusGT » Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:27 am

Hi guys, I'm usually posting on the Skylines Forum as I've got 2 R32 GTRs, but my wife's got a 05 Liberty GT Wagon and it's coming up for 100k klms and needs the appropriate service. It sent into a specialist independent and got an oil change and some other misc items attended to. As they had not seen the car before they wrote a report on the balance of the items needing attending to, the price of which shocked me (and this is coming from a guy running 2 GTRs.......). So I just wanted to get some feedback on the workslist and pricing:

Front a rear brake pad replacement $520 - no machining, no fluid flush
Timing belt - $380
Auto trans service - $180
Brake fluid flush - $160
Front lower control arm bushes - $520

Now, to me the brakes seems OTT, I don't mind the timing belt cost, the fluid changes don't seem unreasonable, but the low control arm bushes seem very expensive - is this a prick of a job as the parts can't be more than $100. That's 4-5 hours labour to replace 2 bushes.....

Anyhow, some feedback would be good. Thanks.

p.s. my wife said they were great to deal with and we'd happily go back on their service levels and communication but the prices seem too high.

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Re: 100k Service

Postby sikmrex » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:02 am

Not sure what pads they would use but a decent set of after market could cost you easily $400-$500. OEM I believe are not cheap
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100k Service

Postby NissTrust » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:04 am

Unfortunately those prices are extremely exorbitant! You can get the lower control arm bushes support and installed for a third of that. There is a number of positive responses and prices on such a service on liberty.asn forums for the gen iv too if you want some price comparisons .

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Re: 100k Service

Postby Sharpie » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:28 am

sikmrex wrote:Not sure what pads they would use but a decent set of after market could cost you easily $400-$500. OEM I believe are not cheap

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Re: 100k Service

Postby rex'clusive » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:45 pm

LotusGT wrote:Hi guys, I'm usually posting on the Skylines Forum as I've got 2 R32 GTRs, but my wife's got a 05 Liberty GT Wagon and it's coming up for 100k klms and needs the appropriate service. It sent into a specialist independent and got an oil change and some other misc items attended to. As they had not seen the car before they wrote a report on the balance of the items needing attending to, the price of which shocked me (and this is coming from a guy running 2 GTRs.......). So I just wanted to get some feedback on the workslist and pricing:

Front a rear brake pad replacement $520 - no machining, no fluid flush
Timing belt - $380
Auto trans service - $180
Brake fluid flush - $160
Front lower control arm bushes - $520

Now, to me the brakes seems OTT, I don't mind the timing belt cost, the fluid changes don't seem unreasonable, but the low control arm bushes seem very expensive - is this a prick of a job as the parts can't be more than $100. That's 4-5 hours labour to replace 2 bushes.....

Anyhow, some feedback would be good. Thanks.

p.s. my wife said they were great to deal with and we'd happily go back on their service levels and communication but the prices seem too high.



$520 for pad thats way over priced.
$520 for arm bushes are over priced aswell.
others seem ok,dont forget to add in water pump and new tensioner ,seals and so forth with the timing belt.
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Re: 100k Service

Postby sikmrex » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:55 pm

Without knowing what pads are used, you can't comment on price

Get on tuspeed and have a look at some of the prices.

Good pads are not cheap.

If you like cheap, don't own a performance oriented car.

Don't get me wrong - I am not saying this is not a rip off but look at it more objectively.

I would be checking with them what they use so you have something to compare with!
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Re: 100k Service

Postby king_qong » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:08 pm

If you take it to the Subaru Dealer they will charge you roughly $1500. Not sure exactly sure whats involved but its the major service, which anyhow they believe should be done at 112.5k kms. Subaru don't do the whole job all in one go though, they break it up into 3 service, at $500 each since customers complained it was expensive.

At the price you got quoted you might as well give it to Subaru to do it properly.

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Re: 100k Service

Postby Swav » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:42 am

again... Australia too much. look else where your not driving a F1 and who ever is paying more that 150-200 bucks on pads is stupid!!!!
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Re: 100k Service

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