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$2300. About fell out of my chair.

I know the gaskets are worth about $600 due to the work involved. But $1700 for springs and associated hardware? Yikes.

I would really like all Nissan parts. Been bitten by aftermarket stiff that didn't fit right. Guess I'll hit up a few other dealerships.
 

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You got that quote from a dealer? I’m not at all surprised. I wouldn’t expect it to be much different at another dealer. They might be able to sell you the parts themselves a little cheaper but labor will be the same.

Why wouldn’t you get your own parts if you must have Nissan and take it to an independent shop? You’ll pay half I’m labor.
 

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$2300. About fell out of my chair.

I know the gaskets are worth about $600 due to the work involved...
You think $20 gaskets and two hours of labor is worth $600? I wonder how much I could milk you out of for changing out your timing belt and water pump?

I currently have my intake manifold and valve covers off. I will personally Skype with you and walk you through step by step as I reassemble mine if you like. I remember paying $$$ to have them replaced on my Pathfinder. After doing them myself on the Frontier I wanted to go and demand a refund.
 

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Well, I didn't say I'm necessarily going to have a dealer do this.

Bringing your own parts to an independent shop is fine except the first time something doesn't slide right in you get the "well, you should have let us supply all the parts" BS. Been there before.
 

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Well, I didn't say I'm necessarily going to have a dealer do this.

Bringing your own parts to an independent shop is fine except the first time something doesn't slide right in you get the "well, you should have let us supply all the parts" BS. Been there before.
That's an entirely seperate topic. Whether you do it, or a shop does it, the rule of thumb is to always use Genuine OEM parts in areas critical to vehicle operation. In other words, if it's hard to get to, or the vehicle can't run without it, then it should be OEM or high performance (which costs more).

Can't go wrong there :)
 

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$2300. About fell out of my chair.

I know the gaskets are worth about $600 due to the work involved. But $1700 for springs and associated hardware? Yikes.

I would really like all Nissan parts. Been bitten by aftermarket stiff that didn't fit right. Guess I'll hit up a few other dealerships.
I hope you about fell out of your chair from laughing after hearing that price quote. I could certainly see myself laughing all the way back home to my wrenches and my Fast Orange if I was given that type of quote.

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I wonder how much I could milk you out of for changing out your timing belt and water pump?
A different analogy is needed please. (I blame my girlfriend for my gutter mind.)

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I feel bad for the guy. I remember getting raped on My Pathfinder back before I began learning how to do it myself. Ended up paying nearly $500. A year later I did it myself on the Frontier for less than $20
 

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I'm not sure how mechanically minded you are, but the valve cover gaskets are relatively simple to replace. depending on your model, there will be a few gaskets for the throttle body, intake tube, intake plenum, and possibly supercharger that you will need to replace as well. They are all cheap as long as you have a good friend working in parts. If you have the SC model, you might as well do your spark plugs while you're in there.

I can send you a copy of the shop manuals if you'd like to look over what's involved to replace the valve cover gaskets.
 
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