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!!!!"