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    Needing a big favour!!!!

    right guys,

    Im asking to see if anyone around the Wakefield area will do me a massive favour.

    i have been getting prices for fitting some parts and TBH i know they are ripping me off. Im no mechanic but i know enough about cars to not get ripped off. £150 the cheapest just to replace the below parts. i know its like 3hrs work so works out at £50/hr. then they want £30 extra for brake fluid change. the ball joint is only 4 bolts and is a 10mins job.

    My car is a 2000 S3 and all parts will be supplied.

    Right this is what i need doing:
    - Replace both Front Lower Ball Joints
    - Replace both Front Track Rod Ends
    - Replace both Front Strut Top Mount

    Then i want the Brake Fluid changing, but the O/S/F bleed nipple is solid, so either it needs a good soaking with WD40 and some mole grips hard on. Now i know bleeding the brakes on a S3 isnt straight forward so i rather trust someone on here who knows and done it before, then let someone at a garage thats never done it on a S3.

    Now i could do this myself as ive got the tools, trolley jack, axle stands, etc but currently i have damaged discs in my back and after trying to do it myself last week decided that paying someone to do it, is better than causing my lower back more pain.

    Im a friendly bloke, lives in Alverthorpe Area of Wakefield, very good Tea/Coffee/bacon sandwich maker and has plenty of biscuits.

    i honestly dont mind paying someone to do this.

    if anyone can help or even recommend a decent garage.

    Thanks, Mark

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    Hi Mark, £50 an hour is not a rip off these days, and the work that is required doing may not be plain sailing..(seized rod ends etc)

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    I understand there is garages out there that charge 50/hr but tbh £150 is sound ok but when Ive got 2 tyres to replace soon, MOT next month, car TAX due, holiday to pay for, just want to save some pennies.
    Only 2 years ago I paid £150 for a clutch/flywheel replacement on my Focus ST170 but I supplied parts.
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    Bring the car up to me one saturday and i will do your brakes, PM me.. I know a very good apprentice mechanic too...who may be interested..

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    The time taken to drive your car into the garage, put it up on the ramp, do the jobs and get it out is going to be more than 3hours. That is a good price. The front shocks need to come off to change the mounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave:1783488
    Bring the car up to me one saturday and i will do your brakes, PM me.. I know a very good apprentice mechanic too...who may be interested..
    Where abouts are you?

    I'm no tight git, but rather save some pennies at the moment due to other stuff I need to sort out.

    I whipped the wheels off last week to do it myself, and honestly couldn't go any further but to my Back.
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    * Badger5 v2.2 TIP, JR Filter with Heatshield * N249 Delete * N112 Bypass *
    * PowerFlex ARB Bushes * TFSI Coilpacks * Saikuo Michi S3-OCC *
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    Quote Originally Posted by gez:1783492
    The time taken to drive your car into the garage, put it up on the ramp, do the jobs and get it out is going to be more than 3hours. That is a good price. The front shocks need to come off to change the mounts.
    I know it might sound a fair price but honestly I paid a garage £150 2 years ago back to replace my clutch/flywheel on my Focus ST170.

    I was hoping to pay around 100-120 mark including fluid change.

    One garage quoted me £450 for parts replace, brake fluid change and 4wheel alignment.
    ***2000 Audi S3 8L APY***
    * Milltek CATback * Milltek 200 Supercell Sports CAT * SuperChips SPS Stage 1 Remap * Forge 008p *
    * 18" Audi TT 240 Sports Alloys in Gunmetal Grey * Pagid Discs with BD Predator Pads *
    * Badger5 v2.2 TIP, JR Filter with Heatshield * N249 Delete * N112 Bypass *
    * PowerFlex ARB Bushes * TFSI Coilpacks * Saikuo Michi S3-OCC *
    * PowerFlex Rear Engine Mount Bushes *


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    Im in outer Leeds mate (Horsforth)

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    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave:1783532
    Im in outer Leeds mate (Horsforth)
    I'm originally from Cookridge, lived in Horsforth, Pudsey and now over in Wakefield.
    Let me know which weekend is ok for you.
    ***2000 Audi S3 8L APY***
    * Milltek CATback * Milltek 200 Supercell Sports CAT * SuperChips SPS Stage 1 Remap * Forge 008p *
    * 18" Audi TT 240 Sports Alloys in Gunmetal Grey * Pagid Discs with BD Predator Pads *
    * Badger5 v2.2 TIP, JR Filter with Heatshield * N249 Delete * N112 Bypass *
    * PowerFlex ARB Bushes * TFSI Coilpacks * Saikuo Michi S3-OCC *
    * PowerFlex Rear Engine Mount Bushes *


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    I pay £35 + vat at my local VAG specialist, I often get quoted labour times longer than the job realistically takes but in the real world nobody actually knows what problems one can be faced with when it comes down to the nitty gritty.
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    Needing a big favour!!!!

    If you Decide to go for a garage, I've used IVC in Hunslet for years and they're a decent bunch. Give em a call
    and ask for graham. Just off stourton motorway junction / roundabout.
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    Regardless of what youve paid in the past. £150 is a fair price. Seized bolts causes issues, and as soon as you play on with track rod ends, balljoints, suspension its a can of worms just waiting to be opened. If you cant afford it then fair one, find someone who does fiddle.
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    If it's done at home remember that you'll likely need the tracking doing after. If you're really tight on cash then you could measure/mark everything and try and get it back as it was, then get somewhere that does a 'free check' to see if you were right.

    I'd agree about £150 being pretty fair for that lot, but I can see why you're reluctant, when you're not used to paying labor charges they do seem ridiculous.
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