Thank you for that!
Yeah the labor does seem steep. In my experience second owners feel more comfortable with service records from the dealership as opposed to diy or independents. But thanks for the response.I looked up the oil filter adapter for a V6 last night, I saw prices on the internet for $175 mostly and one for $204, Jacko15 linked one for you for $157, but I bet they charge ~$35 for S&H.
The labor? Him looks like 5 bolts holding it on, but looking at the pictures of the 3.6L Pentastar V6, its may require removing the intake manifold. But its a plastic intake manifold, which usually is much easier and quicker to remove and re-install. So some $600 in labor (or maybe they're charging quite a premium for the part) does sound a bit high to me.
And how bad is this oil filter adapter leaking? Its not above some of the Stealerships to tell someone they found a leak that doesn't exist to drum up some extra income.
If it was me, well I wouldn't be taking my vehicle to a dealership for an oil change to begin with, but if it was me, I would check the area myself for the leak. If I find oil, I would clean the area thoroughly to get rid of all the oil then check that area again each day and see how the oil is accumulating.
Pulling the filter will spill and drip oil, and its on the top of the engine for this engine, so spilled and dripped oil from several filter changes may be accumulating around the oil filter adapter and causing the Dealership to think its a leak, when in reality, its just the accumulation of drips and spills from past oil changes. Cleaning it up and checking it over time will tell if its a leak and how bad, or if there is no leak at all, its just accumulated spills/drips from filter changes.
And before I go to a dealership, I'd ask around of friends for a reliable honest independent garage and get a price estimate from them for changing it. I wouldn't be surprised if an honest garage would quote you hundreds less for the job.
You've got a point for service, but not repair. Dealer records are easily pulled and can be used to put in the plus column for resale, to prove the vehicle was properly serviced during its life.Thank you for that!
Yeah the labor does seem steep. In my experience second owners feel more comfortable with service records from the dealership as opposed to diy or independents. But thanks for the response.