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Old 04-28-2014, 07:04 AM
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Need advice on cost of replacing valve stem seals

Independent repair shop in northeast says car needs new stem seals and is offering to do the job for $1,800 with parts from All German Auto and without pulling the head. What do you think?

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Old 04-28-2014, 07:21 AM
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Well let me see.................,HELL YES!!!!!Thats the cheapest price ever.I doubt they will finish the job that cheap.
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:34 AM
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My car was running real rough and dyring at stops. Also, hood cable just broke and hood wouldn't open. They fixed the hood and found rough idling was due to MAF sensor. Replaced it and did pressure test and total came to about $650.

They said it'll take 3 days to get done the stem seals done and I'm not sure I want to throw more money into this pit!!

Any feedback on AGA stem seal solution and incurred costs would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:29 PM
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Check in the search function for valve stem seals and you'll find a lot of info. For that price you got quoted you can't beat it. Once you have that done you'll have one of the major repairs out of the way. Good luck!!


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For that price, you need to have them
List what's included. B/c I also can't seeing that being the same price at the end of the job.


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$1,800 is a steal.
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:56 PM
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I just got mine quoted by an independent BMW specialist. Valve stems, valve cover gaskets, timing chain cover gasket...$2900 I would do it today for $1800 !
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:07 AM
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Keep in mind they will be using AGA stem valve seal kit, which is less labor intensive. I'm pretty sure the job is all inclusive of the parts + labor, but will post results after I get the car back.

They did the AGA coolant pipe 2 years ago for about $1,100 and water pump last year for about $600. I've talked to the owner a few times and my experience is they do the job from start to finish.

Like I said above: "They fixed the hood and found rough idling was due to MAF sensor. Replaced it and did pressure test and total came to about $650." Is this a reasonable charge?
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:25 AM
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I just got mine quoted by an independent BMW specialist. Valve stems, valve cover gaskets, timing chain cover gasket...$2900 I would do it today for $1800 !
2900$ not to bad if its still a nice enough car.
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:09 PM
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Got the car back and it runs quite well. Cost to get valve seals replaced was $1,800 in an independent mechanic shop in northern Philadelphia. Thus far, I haven't had any problems with any work they completed on my car.
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:57 AM
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^^Thats a great deal!!^^
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Old 07-29-2014, 02:47 PM
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Hey eddie where that place in Philly?


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Old 07-29-2014, 03:02 PM
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The place is called European Auto Repair. Their website is http://www.earepair.com/
Please note that I'm not associated with them in any way except as a customer whose had a good experience with their workmanship.

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Old 07-29-2014, 03:06 PM
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Ok my friend thank you very much! They can fix anything right?


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Keep in mind they will be using AGA stem valve seal kit, which is less labor intensive. I'm pretty sure the job is all inclusive of the parts + labor, but will post results after I get the car back.

They did the AGA coolant pipe 2 years ago for about $1,100 and water pump last year for about $600. I've talked to the owner a few times and my experience is they do the job from start to finish.

Like I said above: "They fixed the hood and found rough idling was due to MAF sensor. Replaced it and did pressure test and total came to about $650." Is this a reasonable charge?
Man your shop is the bomb... I paid 2700

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