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socks and cat

Most expensive hoses on earth?

Meant to have a friend replace the hoses in my car to save money (would have been less expensive that way). But I haven't had time to deal with it and finally just brought it back to my mechanic to have them do it. They quoted me $500 a while back to replace all the heater and radiator hoses. Turns out my hoses are more expensive than they thought. My balance due tomorrow for hose replacement: $885

I have trusted this mechanic for years so if they say that's the cost I believe them. But I would not have shopped so much in Portland had I known my bill was going to be that big. Holy cow.



I'd ask for a breakdown of costs, trust or no trust that's a big chunk o change.
They gave me a breakdown.
If I may ask...I wonder what labor totals into that. I have tried to fuss with those hoses, and they are bloody annoying and time consuming to get at without ripping half the engine apart.
My guess is that a large part of that is the cost of labor.

You can look the cost up from a third party source if you like just to verify. It is possible that the hoses have to be made out of special materials to handle all the heating and cooling from the engine.