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Outrageous cost to fit £5 part - opinions pls.

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Hi all

My annual service revealed a "very minor" gearbox selector shaft oil seal leak. I'm advised that the cost of the seal is £5.03, but that it requires the gearbox to be removed in order to fit it (10 hours labour: £750!!).  Does this seem right?   I’m stunned.  

(2007 Elise 'S' with Toyota 1ZZ engine.)

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Ouch...I’d wait ‘till ‘ very minor’ becomes very major!

 

 

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12 hours ago, NeilGC said:


Hi all

My annual service revealed a "very minor" gearbox selector shaft oil seal leak. I'm advised that the cost of the seal is £5.03, but that it requires the gearbox to be removed in order to fit it (10 hours labour: £750!!).  Does this seem right?   I’m stunned.  

(2007 Elise 'S' with Toyota 1ZZ engine.)

Thanks

Wouldn't have thought it would take an experienced mechanic 10hrs to get the gearbox out and back in. Have you had the work carried out?

If not it might be worth taking it somewhere else to get a second opinion.

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Who look after our cars agree it's a bigger job on the Toyota cars than on the K series ones but consider 10 hours is a little on the high side but say 7.5 hours is the book time.

You'd get a LDC discount on the labour rate?  

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On 4/11/2019 at 8:01 AM, NeilGC said:


Hi all

My annual service revealed a "very minor" gearbox selector shaft oil seal leak. I'm advised that the cost of the seal is £5.03, but that it requires the gearbox to be removed in order to fit it (10 hours labour: £750!!).  Does this seem right?   I’m stunned.  

(2007 Elise 'S' with Toyota 1ZZ engine.)

Thanks

Need to speck to James South west lotus down south .

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