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Brake job quote . Is it excessive ?

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Ron Burgundy, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. Trevor loves holden.

    Trevor loves holden. Well-Known Member

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    Why would they bleed the brakes for a rotor and pad change. Why do you need to change bolts? Save money and do it yourself.

     
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  2. Ron Burgundy

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    Yeah..
    Even redline brembo bolts are much pricier than these...
     
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    Ron Burgundy Well-Known Member

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    I actually dont have time to do them myself
     
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    If they take an hour to do a corner, they're more than scratching their nuts....
     
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    So that'd account for 20 minutes figuring out the wrong parts have been supplied....Still doesn't explain the other 3 hours they want to rape the poor bloke for....

    i honestly think they were over pricing it because they weren't interested in the job
     
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    vc commodore Well-Known Member

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    Possibly factoring in, the fluid maybe past it's used by date and don't want it to come back because of it....
     
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  7. Ron Burgundy

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    I think that might be the case but in return they lost a customer for good...
     
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    Ron Burgundy Well-Known Member

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    They itemised the quote in writting..
    No mention of brake fluid...
     

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    I reckon that I could have changed the rotors and pads in the time it has taken all the contributors of this thread to type their posts!

    :)
     
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  11. Ron Burgundy

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    For sure :)

    They basically almost trippled the price for bolts...
     
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    You need to let them know that not only have they lost you as a customer, they have lost everyone on the just commodores forums as a customer, due to their stupid greed. I'm glad you asked for advice, as this is a win for everyone.
     
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    I'd have a really good look at whether:

    - The bolts are really torque to yield, or just torque to angle, in which case you should be able to clean and reuse them
    - Even if they are torque to yield whether you can buy some similarly rated bolts at a bolt shop, usually there's a code on the head, eg. 8.8 or 10.9. Hard to imagine that car companies specifically buy bolts made of unusual alloys....
     
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    I am happy to pay $80 for new bolts. That's not an issue
     
  15. Trevor loves holden.

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    Yes but he did not ask for a brake fluid flush. He also said bleed. I'm happy to do the job for $150 if he has the parts. But NSW is a bit of a drive to vic.


    Be aware backyard mechanic no responsibility.
     
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  16. Trevor loves holden.

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    You don't need bolts.
     
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    be aware*
     
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    At least it will stop nicely with the Remsa pads in it. Just don't be too light on them, they like to work hard and can get noisy if driven like grandma too much.
     
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    I had them before on sv6 and really liked them (minus dust) .
    My wife's mazda 3 stock brakes felt like **** ...and after replacing the stock mazda pads with remsa the difference was huge...
    Much better pedal feel and great bite, hot and cold...
     
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    Yes I like them too, had them on my VE for about 4 years before I changed them. But a lot of people I know who have tried them say they had big issues with squeal. I think the issue is they drive to slow and brake too softly.
     

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