|05-17-2011, 03:18 PM||#1 (permalink)|
BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Mar 2011
Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes Benz E320 Base 6Cyl 3.2L
Location: San Diego, CA
Cost for Replacing Harmonic Balancer with Seal
I need to fix an oil leak (not too big) in my 98 Mercedes E320. Specifically, I got the estimates for the following repairs from an independent shop:
Replace Harmonic Balancer & Seal:
Replace Oil filter Housing Gasket:
Housing Gasket $22
(There are 2 other extremely minute leaks, one in the Valve cover gasket and other in the rear seal, that aren't worth repairing at this time.)
The parts aren't that expensive. But the Labor is. I am in San Diego. Does anyone know of a good shop that can do the above for a lower price.
|05-17-2011, 07:38 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Date registered: Jul 2006
Vehicle: 1999 E55, 2001 E320, 1990 560 SEC, 2004 ML350, 2001 ML55, 1995 S500, 1998 SL500, 2010 E550 Sport zoo
Location: NW Arkansas, La Jolla CA, Hong Kong
Where in SD , and what shop ?
Where in SD, and what shop gave you the quotes ?
|05-18-2011, 09:03 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
Sorizon, I posted this several years ago (link below), so look at it and you can check to see if your HB is on the list. It's only for a couple of part numbers, but if yours is included the dealer will change it for free, and then there would only be a small additional labor charge to replace the TC seal.
Harmonic Balancer Recall: Key Points
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