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hypothetical question.

Alfa Spider 1998, 2ltr twinspark 1998. Cracked sump tanuld be welded but I decided I would locate a repla ement sump elsewhere, so I provided replacement sump and instructed mechanic to replace big end shells. Thankfully, the car is saved as I did fear engine death when driving at 70ish and my cabin filled with smoke and a huge plume off smoke in my rear view mirror.

So mechanic bought in parts:
1.) Big end shells. 50
2.) 4.5ltrs 10/40 oil ?
3.) I guess sundries including paste to install shells? ?

NB**I bought and delivered sump but asked him to remove the internal sump plate from cracked sump and bolt it into replacement sump.

So, what would you expect approx to pay?

Have just calmed down after I asked him was 280 really correct(parts & labour)? He then said "Oh, ive charged you for a wheel bearing and you havn't had one fitted!!!!!!!#"
He then said ... leave it with me, ill redo your bill, it will be less too!!!!"
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You may be underestimating the work involved. The exhaust downpipe has to be removed and some of the sump bolts are tricky to get to ( they need very long ribe sockets like these Twinspark and JTD Sump Removal Tool Set (1.822.144.00 1.822.145.000) :: TotallyAlfa )

So take away the bearing - maybe 200 final. Sundries will also include liquid gasket, oil filter, maybe a new exhaust gasket or two, exhaust nuts & bolts ( too corroded to reuse ).

So, parts and stuff 100 and 100 labour. After having removed a sump myself, I wouldn't consider 100 labour bad at all.
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I agree. It's a pig of a job.

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Hi pkr, its EauRouge here :-) can't get ontop of password mess so joined as an annoyed Norah. The mechanic although not an Alfa indie is a good mechanic. I had exhaust off at start of summer so no seized nuts or bolts. I loaned him the sump volts long allen keys and provided instant gasket. No new oil filter was used and I just told him to stick 4.5ltrs of oil in and I would. Change oil & filter at end of month.

I reckon an hr and half to 2hrs max for sump removal and Install?
Shell removal & install, I dont know? So, 50 shells, 20-30 oil, sundries 10-20? The rest labour.

....'Ok, I see Mitch agrees with you pkr, so it must be fair. I nearly fainted when he told me.
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It could easily take most of an hour just to clean the old sump sealant off the block properly.
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Eau Rouge I think you'll find, most are charging 50-65 and hour. Premises and associted costs all add to the Labour charges. I think what you paid was fair. Dealerships are 100+ an hour.
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Hi pkr, its EauRouge here :-)
I now remember seeing another posting of yours where you say that. I'd forgotten and not remembered the association. Apologies.
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She's back! :-)

Picked her up this morning with strict instruction to not rev beyond 2.5 - 3k revs and change oil in 500 miles. How long do I need (how Many miles) do I need when running new shells in?

Hi Alfapash, I have tried a few times to get back as EauRouge but just end up annoyed and give up! Will try again later.

Hi pkr, good to see you too are still active on AO.com :-)
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I'd have thought 500 miles easily enough - if even that were needed. Its not as if every bearing surface is needing to be bedded in........
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Thank you rgwm.
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