Date registered: Aug 2007
Vehicle: 1988 420 SEL about 52,000 mileage
Location: Birmingham, Alabama USA
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Tracking repair costs - new sticky thread?
Being of limited skill and even more limited time, most of the work on my car has been done by a good independent Mercedes-focused mechanic. They know my car and we have worked from a plan that they helped me develop (as finances permitted, in order of priority).
I was wondering if it would be helpful to have a sticky thread that noted the cost of repairs, so we have a basis of comparison.
Front Brake Service:
4 Brake Sensors at $6.75 each
1 Front Brake Pad (OEM) $62.00
Inspection and Replacement of one Pad - One Hour at $77.50/hour
Transmission Kit $41.75
Transmission Service - 2.0 Hours at $77.50 = $155.00
Transmission Pan (bent by previous owner) $51.00
Transmission Pan Gasket - No Charge
Power Steering Hoses (includes metal fittings)
PS Hose 0009974752 $41.00
PS Hose 1264660381 $95.00
PS Fluid $17.00
Replace Hoses - 2.0 Hours at $77.50 = $155.00
This is what I had done last week - total about $750
For the purposes of a new sticky thread, I would probably post these repairs separately so information would be easier to find.