Blown head gasket

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by Mike Morrison, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Sidewalk Supervisor

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    I've never done nothing remotely close. Maybe sometime.
     
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    It's kinda like sanding brake rotors when you change pads. You give it a clean surface for the pads
    to seat into.
     
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    With all due respect, where is an hour of labor $30?

    Maids charge more per hour
     
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    Labor $30 per hour.
    Ha, ha, ha!

    In my town it is $100 per hour at independent hybrid shop.
    $130 per hour at the dealer.
     
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    They quoted me $145 for an oil change, on the terms that I supply my own oil, filter & gaskets and be traveling 2.5 hours to get there.
     
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    That’s the price you pay for reputation ;).

    I’ll keep plugging away on my own:).

    It saves more of our $$$$$ that way(y).
     
  7. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Sidewalk Supervisor

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    That's dismaying; I thought they were good guys??

    Purely an oil change? Way overpriced.
     
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    Don’t forget the area they operate in;).

    I suspect the price they pay for the locale they operate would blow your mind:cool:.

    That’s one reason why I’m 50 miles away from all of that fun and excitement :).

    But I’m sure the oil change would be done right (y).
     
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    I once read that to properly afford a 2 bedroom apartment in San Francisco that you should have, at minimum, a $60/hr job.
    As opposed to my part of the country where it would be $18/hr.
     
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    That might be for a one bedroom these days:cool:.

    I remember my brother who lived in Manhattan at the time was paying $1800 a month for a studio apartment that had a Murphy bed:eek:.

    San Francisco is on par or worse in that regard for cost of living:(.

    Due to that fact (and there aren’t enough super high paying jobs out here) we live inland and morning commute is challenging if I leave after 5:30 am. Later than that and I’m slugging it out and adding at least 20-30 minutes to my commute;).

    But there are plenty of other reasons to live out here(y).
     
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    Yes straight up oil change. I thought instead of donuts and coffee in the waiting room, itll be caviar and kimbucha :LOL:
     
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    Once the Obama train is complete, I’ll move to SF and commute to SD.

    I heard earth will cease in 12 years if we don’t convert to 100% renewable energy, said the New Green Deal that’s ready to be implemented.
     
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    Nicely put.
     
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