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Old 09-24-2015, 06:58 PM
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Put on a CAI K&N on my 2013 5.7. It exceeds advertised HP increase in my opinion and sounds meaner while accelerating
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Just made an appt for the 32k service for my HEMI...oil change/spark plugs, etc. Given a ballpark figure of $600 ?de48. I also mentioned flashing any needed TSBs....is that an extra charge????

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Did a tire rotation and found a surprise within. This bolt seems to have been in there for a while (ground head) but the air was not leaking until I removed it. It is amazing that a 1/4" bolt pushed it's way in.
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I don't believe so, but others will certainly come in
Flashing for TSB should be without charge. That said, 600 bucks for an oil change, and plugs seems mighty high. But to each his own.
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:40 AM
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Flashing for TSB should be without charge. That said, 600 bucks for an oil change, and plugs seems mighty high. But to each his own.

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Old 09-25-2015, 07:11 AM
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I see a lot of inspects. Are you charged extra if they inspect and find they need to replace air filters? Or shocks, brakes, tie rods, front suspension, transfer case fluid? Or are all those costs included? Or is it less money if you don't need those things?

Still seems like the only things you are actually getting replaced are:

Engine oil and oil filter
Spark plugs
air filter
cabin filter
front brake pads? Unclear if it's inspect and replace if needed and therefore charged extra or not.

Even so, I still think 600 bucks is excessive. I try never to have the dealer work on my vehicle if I can avoid it. If you are not mechanically inclined (and there is nothing wrong with that) then I can see having to pay through the nose to get your car serviced as there isn't any other alternative for you.

I grew up in the auto industry, and dealerships and their inner workings. So, that's why I try to do all I can on my own and save a small fortune.

Sorry bud, I just don't like seeing people getting ripped. Apologies.
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Old 09-25-2015, 07:50 AM
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I see a lot of inspects. Are you charged extra if they inspect and find they need to replace air filters? Or shocks, brakes, tie rods, front suspension, transfer case fluid? Or are all those costs included? Or is it less money if you don't need those things?

Still seems like the only things you are actually getting replaced are:

Engine oil and oil filter
Spark plugs
air filter
cabin filter
front brake pads? Unclear if it's inspect and replace if needed and therefore charged extra or not.

Even so, I still think 600 bucks is excessive. I try never to have the dealer work on my vehicle if I can avoid it. If you are not mechanically inclined (and there is nothing wrong with that) then I can see having to pay through the nose to get your car serviced as there isn't any other alternative for you.

I grew up in the auto industry, and dealerships and their inner workings. So, that's why I try to do all I can on my own and save a small fortune.

Sorry bud, I just don't like seeing people getting ripped. Apologies.
"Inspect" = Charging you to look at something that is starring them square in the face anyway. Example, How hard is it to stick your face into a wheel well and look at brake pads, after you pull all the wheels off to rotate them? It takes 2 seconds. Not even worth mentioning. They do so because it gives them an excuse to charge you more.

The ONLY thing I see on that list that is somewhat labor intensive, is changing out 16 spark plugs. And that's only on the 5.7 HEMI. And if the car is running good and giving good mileage and performance at 32K miles, there is no need to change them out at that mileage. Especially for what they charge to do it.

These "Inspections" are set up at these intervals to be nothing more than a cash cow for the dealer. Why do they automatically include an oil & filter change? That's nonsense unless the customer needs, and requests it. I can all but guarantee you if you changed your oil and filter 100 miles before you took it in for a 32K "inspection" & service, and said nothing, they'll change it anyway. Always the $$$$$.

It's bad enough when your vehicle breaks and they have to "service" it. Sometimes when that happens it's unavoidable. If it's not, they're not touching it. I can find better ways to make my money disappear.

Example. Price a cabin air filter at Wal-Mart or Auto Zone. Then add in $10 bucks for the 5 minutes it's going to take out of your day to open the glove box and swap it out. Then, call the dealer and ask them what they'll charge you to perform that "service".
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installed the canned 93 octane tune from the newly arrived Diablo DCX tuner. It really wakes it and responds so much better. I have 5% throttle boost. Next will be the dual exhaust and then custom tune from Hemifever
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

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Still seems like the only things you are actually getting replaced are:

Engine oil and oil filter
Spark plugs
air filter
cabin filter
front brake pads? Unclear if it's inspect and replace if needed and therefore charged extra or not.

Even so, I still think 600 bucks is excessive. I try never to have the dealer work on my vehicle if I can avoid it. If you are not mechanically inclined (and there is nothing wrong with that) then I can see having to pay through the nose to get your car serviced as there isn't any other alternative for you.

I grew up in the auto industry, and dealerships and their inner workings. So, that's why I try to do all I can on my own and save a small fortune.

Sorry bud, I just don't like seeing people getting ripped. Apologies.
Labor is probably where the cost likely is as the parts are probably $100ish of that cost - pads, plugs, filters, etc. And this is where Youtube is an owners best friend. Cabin filters are notorious rip-offs from a consumer standpoint. They take maybe 10min in general to change.

But, yeah that does seem quite high based on the number of inspections listed.

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The ONLY thing I see on that list that is somewhat labor intensive, is changing out 16 spark plugs. And that's only on the 5.7 HEMI. And if the car is running good and giving good mileage and performance at 32K miles, there is no need to change them out at that mileage. Especially for what they charge to do it.
Depending on how the engine and compartment are designed it could be labor intensive. I don't know anything about the 5.7, but I had a '94 F-body that took two days to change the plugs because you had to basically tear the top end apart to gain access. Most shops wanted $800-$1k to do the job. After I did them the one time, I was more than happy to pay that to have someone else do it. What a PITA it was. But, I didn't keep the car long enough to have to pay someone to do it.

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Example. Price a cabin air filter at Wal-Mart or Auto Zone. Then add in $10 bucks for the 5 minutes it's going to take out of your day to open the glove box and swap it out. Then, call the dealer and ask them what they'll charge you to perform that "service".
Yup. My regular mechanic our other car wanted $65 to change the cabin filter. The filter was $15 and $50 for labor. So I did a quick youtube search and found a video. Literally 5min to change.
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installed the canned 93 octane tune from the newly arrived Diablo DCX tuner. It really wakes it and responds so much better. I have 5% throttle boost. Next will be the dual exhaust and then custom tune from Hemifever
Tell us more. Inquiring minds want to know. Does it void the warranty? How much? How easy? How long does it take? Is this for the 5.7 HEMI, or the 391?
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tell us more. Inquiring minds want to know. Does it void the warranty? How much? How easy? How long does it take? Is this for the 5.7 hemi, or the 391?
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