Pivot Block replacement

Submitted: Saturday, Sep 12, 2009 at 23:46
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I took my van to have the bearings checked and repacked in grease.
I went to NORTHCOAST 4WD opposite the BT factory thinking they would be the best for the job. During the course of the day I had a call from Northcoast to say all was OK but the Pivot blocks need replacing. I can't complain about the work but the un-quoted bill was a massive $798.

Simplicity came to the Muster and demonstrated how easy the job was to do yourself. (preferably with a mate).

I know what I will be doing next time.


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Reply By: The Boondockers - Thursday, Sep 17, 2009 at 22:31

Thursday, Sep 17, 2009 at 22:31
Just a clarification on the above post.
The post sounded like the bill was soley for pivot blocks
The service of the van also included re-greasing the bearings, tyre rotation and replacement of wear plates.
Parts totalled $298.00 and labour $500.00.

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Reply By: Uncle Dodgy - Friday, Sep 18, 2009 at 21:05

Friday, Sep 18, 2009 at 21:05
Greetings Rosco

You didn't say how long the work actualy took.
My guess would be that a job like that would take most of, if not all of, a day for one man.
If that be the case, the $500 for labour seems very reasonable indeed.
A lot of workshops these days are charging in the order of $70 per man hour.
It is often hard to justify costings when you are not encouraged by workshops to hang around and see what is actualy being done for your money.
We had a simple 10 litre oil change with filters last month for $224.40.
The joys of motoring I guess.
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