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Re: Post Pictures Of Your Kia [Re: Sportege_Panicmech] #951304 01/18/10 10:43 PM
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I don't care what the mechanics say, if it's my car I replace the head bolts!

I have had a bad experience not replacing them. Helped my brother-in-law do the head gasket on his little Ford Escort and on the very last head bolt, on the very last step of torqueing, PING! Head bolt broke off, level with the head gasket surface. That bolt was a [censored] to remove. Never again! It's worth the 20 bux or so for my time.


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Re: Post Pictures Of Your Kia [Re: Sportege_Panicmech] #951305 01/19/10 09:26 PM
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ScottC Offline
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Volvo tech eh? Just did a timing belt and water pump on an S70 Thursday I think it was.. not as bad as I thought it would be.. funny thing. We called the dealer to buy bolts for the crank pulley cause Mitchell1 says they are one time use (torque to yeild). Using them again and they supposedly break. Well we call and they shrug and said the techs have never asked for those parts before and have never had a comeback for them breaking neither.. lol. So we just used the old bolts as well. other than that, it was a breeze.

The lead master tech next stall over was working on a newer audi w/ 2.7l v6 in search of a coolant leak.. he had to remove the front end literally. everything from the radiator forward comes off with the bumper. He had the exhaust, tranny, and other here and there's off also. and just the week before, the customer had the tranny out for something else. within the last year they have spend $6000 on this car!! heck with that, dude I payed $6500 for my kia and spent only like $800 in mechanical minus tires. I think audi/vw's are cool as hell to drive, but I'd never own one Needless to say, the tech spent a few days on that car and lost money on it (flat rate) big time.


No need to replace the bolts for the crank pulley. Never worked on Audi's, but you should see the dough these people spend on their Volvo's. A guy came in a couple weeks ago with a car he had recently bought at some used car lot. It was in pretty bad shape. He must have gotten a really good deal because he bought $4500 worth of work on a 99 C70, that probably isn't even worth that much. People either love em or hate em!

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Re: Post Pictures Of Your Kia [Re: Nukeiridium] #951306 01/19/10 10:04 PM
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ScottC Offline
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I don't care what the mechanics say, if it's my car I replace the head bolts!

I have had a bad experience not replacing them. Helped my brother-in-law do the head gasket on his little Ford Escort and on the very last head bolt, on the very last step of torqueing, PING! Head bolt broke off, level with the head gasket surface. That bolt was a [censored] to remove. Never again! It's worth the 20 bux or so for my time.


Yeah you should always replace head bolts.


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Re: Post Pictures Of Your Kia [Re: ScottC] #951307 01/19/10 11:26 PM
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It's been so weird this week. We've had an audi, another audi, a jetta, and that volvo C70... oo and another volvo C60 just the other day too. So weird.. we're just a repair shop, not German specific. what was really weird was seeing the shop full of German cars and "Du-Hash" plays on the radio.. That was a bit weird. Love that song btw <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/evil.gif" alt="" />!

Re: Post Pictures Of Your Kia [Re: Sportege_Panicmech] #951308 01/19/10 11:49 PM
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What's your labor rate compared to the dealers? I bet that's why you're busy with those type of rigs!


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Re: Post Pictures Of Your Kia [Re: 69442] #951309 01/20/10 12:22 AM
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Good question.

When I had my 94 BMW 325 --

I always took it to the stearship and the tune up was like $625.00 and what not....(insert middle finger here)!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/butwiggle.gif" alt="" />

Re: Post Pictures Of Your Kia [Re: ScottC] #951310 01/20/10 02:42 AM
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No need to replace the bolts for the crank pulley. Never worked on Audi's, but you should see the dough these people spend on their Volvo's. A guy came in a couple weeks ago with a car he had recently bought at some used car lot. It was in pretty bad shape. He must have gotten a really good deal because he bought $4500 worth of work on a 99 C70, that probably isn't even worth that much. People either love em or hate em!


I love my 1997 Volvo 850R. 240HP 5-cylinder... gotta love it. Of course, the trick is to do most of the work yourself and gets the parts from FCP Groton. Saves alot of money that way. Keep them running and those Volvo's will last forever. Hardly ever see a rusty one, either!


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Re: Post Pictures Of Your Kia [Re: Dryver] #951311 01/25/10 05:39 AM
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Volvo's are made in Sweden, close enough though. Our shop labor rate is $130 an hour. 850's are great cars, made before ford got their hands into everything. I'd love to get a 96 or 97 850R wagon. They do have excellent rust protection, especially compared to asian cars, but I have to break out the torches now and then to get certain things loose. Never see rusted body panels though. My other car is an 02 S80. The Kia actually belongs to my wife, we just had our first baby, so now she drives the volvo and I rock the kia. That's why it's lifted now, i couldn't stand driving that thing around the way it was!


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Re: Post Pictures Of Your Kia [Re: fokion] #951312 01/28/10 12:02 PM
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Sportage Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Fokion,

It is made by East Coast Bullbars in Australia.

Alan

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Re: Post Pictures Of Your Kia [Re: k120189] #951313 02/05/10 01:35 PM
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Mudrunner
Ok, I know these are old pics, but it's all I could throw up at the moment. I'll have new wheels on soon and will post more pics.

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