A&P Son of a bitch... guess I won't be buying any new camera gear right now

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  1. TurkeyChicken

    TurkeyChicken New Member

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    My brake light turned on in my car the other week. I took it into the brake place today and most of my brakes were shot and the hydraulic line to the back had burst.

    $725

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    Did you get a second opinion?

    Fixing your own cars ftw.
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    time to sell the 80-200

    :rofl:
     
  4. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    working on your own car ftw. replacing brake pads is usually pretty easy. the line may be a bit harder though, depends on what kind of car it is.

    edit - for most cars you can pick up lifetime pads at most auto parts stores for 15-30 a set.
     
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    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    burst hydrraulic line, fluid replacements and bleeding might be a bit more expensive, but that whole thing would be ~150/200 if you were doing it yourself...
     
  6. TurkeyChicken

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    I know it would be cheaper if I did it myself... but considering I have no clue how to do any of that and don't have any equipment to properly do it... it doesn't make sense.

    Maybe one day when I actually have time to dick around with things like that I'll be able to learn.
     
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    shit that blows I replaced all 4 pads, rotors and bleed the lines for less than half that if it makes you feel any better :mamoru:
     
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    i hate working on my own car, but i force to do it anyways

    right now i am doing a headgasket job, it only cost me 60 bucks to do it

    :)
     
  9. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i hope you at least went to an independent shop not the dealership.
     
  10. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    What kind of car? I work in the automotive field, let me know who you took it to and the breakdown of what they're charging.
     
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    my beater car did that. got a couple brake lines at autozone, one to practice the bends on and one for the car. it works now, but i have to swap the other side, to disk brakes. right now it has 3 wheel disk brakes and one drum, god im lazy.
     
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    TurkeyChicken New Member

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    Yeah. Didn't go to the dealership.
     
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    TurkeyChicken New Member

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    2001 Nissan Altima.

    Took it to a place called Brake Masters. I need to go pick it up in a little while. I can give the breakdown from the receipt once I get it.
     
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    Pretty unlikely that you'd need over $700 in parts and labor for brakes on a 2001 Altima. I think he took you to the bank :coolugh:
     
  15. OlafBeserka

    OlafBeserka girls pee pee when they see me OT Supporter

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    probably charged him for new pads, new rotors, new brake line, brake fluid, bleeding and labor
     
  16. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I'd be interested in seeing the bill. Places like that are usually a little excessive in their estimate
     
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    i have an 02 altima *i know, different generations* and I only spent $200ish on 4 new rotors and pads. Took me about 3 hours to do the whole car including bleeding the lines. It was my first time with this car, and the back disks kind of fucked me up.

    $700? fuck man, are they charging $200/hr for labor?
     
  18. redna

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    Step 1. Google tutorials for fixing that shit on your type of car... it's probably out there somewhere in some forum or something.

    Step 2. Go to autozone and buy the shit you need

    Step 3. While you're there, RENT tools

    Step 4. Fix it

    Step 5. Profit???
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    You'd be surprised how many people that actually do that bring in their car after they try doing shade tree mechanic shit.

    Specially when they think they can just 'hammer' a balljoint or a kingpin in. :mamoru:
     

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