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|3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.|
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Originally Posted by Torque
I was just dropped off here by aliens one day. They got bored with me.
| Originally posted by 2001BMW330iRob@Jul 31 2004, 06:45 AM |
You said they "welded part of the exhaust system. i had a crack in my downpipe"
Do you know if they had to remove the exhaust manifold to weld it?
I have a crack on my 318i's downpipe too.
Was quoted 500 to remove, weld the crack, then reinstall.
I was wondering if it would not be easier for a skilled welder to weld while the downpipe is still on the car?
Did you go to a muffler shop, did they weld without removing?
I think the place I went to just wants to rip me off too.
They said they would need the car all day.
I still think it is a 30 min job at most, to weld the small crack shut.
| Originally posted by Bmw1990@Aug 1 2004, 05:05 PM |
Well being that your car is old, the downpipes have been heated up and cooled down a couple bajillion times. this casues contraction and expansion of the metal, making it more likely to crack This could do it or it was a little rusty.
| Originally posted by 2001BMW330iRob@Aug 8 2004, 08:27 AM |
$480 for all that work?
New Front Rotors, New Pads, Oil Change, welded part of your exhaust, taxes included?
You should thank them and pass the name of that place around!
I got my front brake pads replaced once on my 318i, bill came to $280 Canadian taxes in! That was at a small garage not even the stealership.
Didn't even machine my old rotors for that, took them all of 30 mins!
That was a rape, needless to say I never went back.
My quote on just the exhaust downpipe weld was $500 plus taxes, and that was at a discount muffler shop.
Don't feel so bad, you got a great deal.
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