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Yes it is reasonable. Remember, you only agreed to the cost of disassembly, which was the initial cost of $375. Taking things apart is usually far easier than putting them back together. Considering what is in their list of repairs, there was more than just the valve cover removed to figure out the issues. I'll almost guarantee you they removed the head as ...


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Refuse to pay - they're trying to coerce you to use their services... On most cars, removing the cam cover is a 5 minute operation, and replacing it would be similar. Even a really complicated one isn't going to take more than half an hour, unless loads of stuff needs to be removed to get to it. I'd therefore consider 1-2 hours labour (at however much your ...


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Engine internals can last a very long time. They are generally built to at least survive beyond the standard warranty term for the vehicle in question. This is typically 100K miles in modern vehicles. However, improper maintenance, driving beyond the normal parameters of the engine, and contamination can cause rapid deterioration of service life. Given the ...


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When cars overheat, you must stop immediately there and then, otherwise local hotspot in the engine will result. Then part of engine warps under heat and is no longer air tight. At this stage car needs to be junked (or sold). So overheating is one of the most serious, if not the most serious problems that can happen to a car. Based on the noise you ...


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From your description, it sounds like your catalytic convertor is shot. If the honeycomb within the converter shatters, it creates a hug obstruction within the converter. The back pressure this creates will not allow your engine to rev to its potential. This really shows up when trying to accelerate. Depending on where the hole in the exhaust is, you may be ...



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