850 Cost of a coil pack and leads for a turbo 850 1996

Brehon47Tiny (@Brehon47) Western Sydney
edited May 24 in Troubleshooting
Dear All - I need to know the cost of a new coil pack and leads for my vehicle. I'm concerned that I am being ripped off. The mechanic did not contact me for prior authorisation and is charging $ 370 for the coil pack and $262 for the leads, plus fitting at $110 per hour. Brehon
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  • Depending on brand
    20-1000% margin
    Ghettobird
  • Brehon47Tiny (@Brehon47) Western Sydney
    BiR please PM your mobile. I have lost your number. Tiny
  • Ex850RSnoopy (@Ex850R) Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.
    And coils very very very rarely need to be replaced......
    Ghettobird
  • Ex850RSnoopy (@Ex850R) Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.
    Leads we get from fcp Euro, bougicord only!
  • Brehon47Tiny (@Brehon47) Western Sydney
    Thanks Snoopy, Tiny
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    Rough idea, obviously that's plus postage, some clever person will be able to find on demand oz prices
  • And about 30mins max to fit them
  • Also if he's chasing a misfire theres the distributor cap and rotor to replace
  • Brehon47Tiny (@Brehon47) Western Sydney
    Thanks Gents - that arms me with a spirited response to an exorbitant bill. Regards to all the Gurus! Tiny
  • Ex850RSnoopy (@Ex850R) Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.
    Chasing?
    By throwing parts at it?
    Anybody can do that......
    They are not qualified to work as a mechanic/tech then ...if they can't use a tester or multimeter they may as well be pastry chef..
    Obviously you would change leads,plugs and rotor and cap first. All from fcp . I just sold all my spares as a bulk lot to another member!
    Don't you have one of the known to us here indie Volvo shops near you?
    I wouldn't pay th a t bill.
    Tell them to remove the parts astgrowing parts at it without consulting you is not allowed and you don't have to pay. Civil appeals tribunal if they don't play.
  • Brehon47Tiny (@Brehon47) Western Sydney
    Quite so Snoopy. Monday will be interesting. Tiny
  • Brehon47Tiny (@Brehon47) Western Sydney
    Snoopy
    The bloke at Alexandria was very courteous but way too expensive when I had a C30. The present chap is a light year worse. I'm quitting the 4 Volvos I have and two Benz classics. Sick & tired of being touched - and just can't manage them. Tiny
  • Ex850RSnoopy (@Ex850R) Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.
    Damn shame you can't enjoy your cars anymore.
    Take up paragliding instead? See the world!
  • Snoopy
    The bloke at Alexandria was very courteous but way too expensive when I had a C30. The present chap is a light year worse. I'm quitting the 4 Volvos I have and two Benz classics. Sick & tired of being touched - and just can't manage them. Tiny

    The wife's 2015 scubarat 3.6R is better than most any Volvo ever made in nearly every way
    Its just replaced a 2015 xc60 t5 for a mate

    Much the same with the Lexus ct200h that the wife is now rocking
  • Not only is this highway robbery, it's unauthorised work in which if you hadn't signed a job card is totally illegal
  • Update please
    Jamest5r_
  • Brehon47Tiny (@Brehon47) Western Sydney
    I'm cosidering putting the invoice online. sans the name of the business. I accepted a reduction of $450, balance $2000. I need the car. A forced sale of my 144GL manual beckons - or my auto 244DL. Thanks for enquiring ramrod. it's a bummer of a situation.
  • Post the invoice what other work did they do to get the original bill to $2450?
  • edited June 4
    I agree. Please do

    The fact that there has been a reduction of the fees, is an admission of guilt that there has been an over-charging
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