Timing belt and water pump time

Old 06-15-2019, 04:20 PM
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Timing belt and water pump time

I have about 95k and I got the dreaded service 4 due next. I have been doing my own service on the RDX since day 1 and for the fun of it, I called the dealer to get the price of the maintenance minder code 4 service which includes the timing belt, water pump and spark plugs. They wanted $2450. This price is does not include the oil change and tire rotation - just the timing belt, spark plugs and waterpump.

According to alldata, the book time is as follows:
  • 3.2 hours for the Timing Pump.
  • .5 hours to replace the Water Pump (additional time while replacing the timing belt)
  • .8 Hours to replace the spark plugs
Parts cost from
  • 134.26 Water Pump
  • 72.60 Timing Belt
  • 5.16 Idler pulley bolt
  • 4.41 Motor mount bolts (3)
  • 55.80 NGK ILZKR7B11 spark plugs (6) - From Amazon
Total Labor - $558.00 - 4.5 hours X 130 per hour
Total Parts - $272.23

Total: 830.23

Am I missing something here? Where does the other $1600 go? Am I missing some major parts here or is the dealer just a complete rip off?
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Old 06-16-2019, 08:45 AM
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Dealer's rip off,,bout says it all. Along with the maintenance you mentioned above,,figure that you also need to check valve adjustment . Check around for a good indy that can be trusted, or you could do the job yourself.
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we dont call them "stealerships" for fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

if you head to the dealer for anything, get the lube ready and bend over.
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