I recently had the valve cover and upper timing cover gaskets replaced due to leaks. aFter 1 week I noticed I still have a leak in the same area as before. Took it back to the Indy and they said the leak is coming from the alternator bracket gasket which is is the same area as the other gaskets. It is a $6 part and a 10 hour job!! I asked him if this is something that could have been done when doing the other work thus costing less on labor and he said no that it would have been a separate job.
The quote was for $1,000 at 10 hours labor.
My question is this, should I press this shop for not catching this leak thus keeping the cost down by doing it at the same time or are they correct in that it would not have made a difference in labor hours? Also, I see figures of $500 to $700 in this thread for this job, is $1000 too much?
Thanksfor the help.