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Old 07-18-2014, 09:25 AM
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Spark Plugs/Brake Lube/Tire Rotation - Price Inquiry

I have an appointment to go into the Jeep dealer today and have some maintenance work done. What I have scheduled is to have my spark plugs replaced (V8 Hemi 2012 - 16 plugs), Lubrication of Brake Caliper Pins, and a tire rotation.

The phone rep said the spark plugs he could do for $350 and the brake flush for an additional $30 dollars.

So total $380 + tax. Would the Jeep Garage community deem this a good or reasonable price in comparison to what you paid? I was also contemplating going to a private garage for the repairs.
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Re: Spark Plugs/Brake Lube/Tire Rotation - Price Inquiry

you have to keep good documentation if you have a warranty BUT if its possible I either DIY or bring it to my trusted mechanic.


i think you will find all the maintenance details on wk2jeeps.com

if it makes sense I even buy the parts at the stealer but I suspect you will find the OEM exact spark plugs cheaper at NAPA or similar.
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Re: Spark Plugs/Brake Lube/Tire Rotation - Price Inquiry

I tried the plugs on the wife's 2011 3.6L, fought the driver side for 2 hours. When it goes for the brake recall, they can replace those 3. Instant to see how they get the intake off so I can do it my own next time.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:54 AM
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Re: Spark Plugs/Brake Lube/Tire Rotation - Price Inquiry

Total the repairs cost about $360. I tried to install the mudflaps Mopar sells and didn't really get it right. You can probably take from that note I am not very great at dealing with car maintenance. Anyway, the dealer fixed the mudflaps, rotated the tires, replaced the plugs, and I opted out of the brake lubrication. I think I will hold off till the breaks are squeaking or need to be replaced all together.

On my windshield the rubber that is below the wiper blades was bowing up and they ordered the part for replacement under warranty. I am at about 31k so I am pretty much trying to get everything I can in the next 1k miles while I still have a warranty.
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Re: Spark Plugs/Brake Lube/Tire Rotation - Price Inquiry

My dealer charged me just under $300 for the plug service which is about average...the labor is a pain in the backside on that engine and the book time is over two hours. Tire rotation is something I do concurrent with oil changes and is usually under twenty bucks. I'm not familiar with the other lube service you mention.
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:46 AM
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Re: Spark Plugs/Brake Lube/Tire Rotation - Price Inquiry

I would have liked to pay that. I called most of the dealerships in my area and they were all in the same ball park.

On the Wk2Jeep site in their maintenance section it lists this:
Lubrication of brake caliper pins 18,000 mi. 18 mo.
Inspection of brake linings 18,000 mi. 18 mo.

Dealer didn't call it by the same name and my brother who is a mechanic said it was not needed unless your breaks were squeaking. I couldn't find any posts using the key words either.

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Re: Spark Plugs/Brake Lube/Tire Rotation - Price Inquiry

The brake caliper sliding pins are an important item which many forget or don't think its necessary. But when the pins become dry, the caliper will not release well and you will end up with a dragging brake, brake pads wearing prematurely and mpg going down.
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The brake caliper sliding pins are an important item which many forget or don't think its necessary. But when the pins become dry, the caliper will not release well and you will end up with a dragging brake, brake pads wearing prematurely and mpg going down.
Hmm good input. Do you have any experience having the repair done or doing it your self? How much was the cost, time, intervals...
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Re: Spark Plugs/Brake Lube/Tire Rotation - Price Inquiry

Here is the schedule

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Brake caliper pins Lubrication of brake caliper pins
18,000 mi. /18 mo.
12,000 mi. /12 mo.

Anyone have pics for a DIY?
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Re: Spark Plugs/Brake Lube/Tire Rotation - Price Inquiry

I have just had my 48,000 Klm Server done on my 2012 Overland V8, and asked for the plugs, that was on the list, not to be done.

I had asked prior how much from another dealer they would charge to change the plugs, and was told about $600 AU$.

SO only got $300 off when service was done, but they had also given me a $100 credit on my next service.

I purchased 16 new 'Champion Iridium' plugs from local Auto Parts Store for $13.50 ea, and had my local mechanic install them for $80, as they needed a torque wrench, so was cheaper then me having to buy one, also got him to enter all, in my service log book.

These will not need replacing now for at least 100,000 - 150,000 Klms
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I have just had my 48,000 Klm Server done on my 2012 Overland V8, and asked for the plugs, that was on the list, not to be done.

I had asked prior how much from another dealer they would charge to change the plugs, and was told about $600 AU$.

SO only got $300 off when service was done, but they had also given me a $100 credit on my next service.

I purchased 16 new 'Champion Iridium' plugs from local Auto Parts Store for $13.50 ea, and had my local mechanic install them for $80, as they needed a torque wrench, so was cheaper then me having to buy one, also got him to enter all, in my service log book.

These will not need replacing now for at least 100,000 - 150,000 Klms

A family member has had some trouble with the iridium plugs in his Nissan Titan and went back to the factory copper because "they were spitting improperly".

A friend had told me to use them because the life is so much greater than that of the copper ones, but I am an OEM guy and just prefer to use whatever the factory recommends. There were also some threads on here more or less not recommending the Iridium plugs.

I'd be interested how you fare with the them though. Definitely a hell of a lot cheaper using the iridium plugs.
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A family member has had some trouble with the iridium plugs in his Nissan Titan and went back to the factory copper because "they were spitting improperly".

A friend had told me to use them because the life is so much greater than that of the copper ones, but I am an OEM guy and just prefer to use whatever the factory recommends. There were also some threads on here more or less not recommending the Iridium plugs.

I'd be interested how you fare with the them though. Definitely a hell of a lot cheaper using the iridium plugs.
OEM 2012 5.7L V8 spark plugs are not copper. They're Yttrium.
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