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Post by murphybarnes » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:38 pm

So the wife's 2005 2.0 failed its MOT today. I don't have all the info but apparently the brake pipes are all shot. Bit surprised to have gone from a clean MOT twelve months ago to terminal pipes on a car that doesn't to that many miles.
Anyway, the garage has quoted us £600. Four hours labour at around £60 per hour and the rest for parts. Seems high to me. Is this around average?

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Post by Machine monkey » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:46 pm

Seems a bit steep and suspicious to me!! For the sake of £35 or so I would be inclined to get another mot! Or get under and have a look!
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Post by Scooba_Steve » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:33 pm

Potentially BS, there is not a lot of brake pipe visible and most of the time its surface corrosion.
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Post by murphybarnes » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:02 pm

Have used them before with no issues but surely replacing all the pipework and even the hoses too Wouldn't come to this?

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Post by Stuartt » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:18 pm

My MOT guy "pointed out" corrosion on my brake pipes last year and suggested I give them a rub over with some emery cloth and a small wire brush the use some spray grease over the pipes, took me about an hour and a tenner for the grease and wire brush.
Gave them a quick spray over again last week before this years MOT and bobs your uncle, no "suggestions" this year.

Definitely worth a second opinion IMO seems a bit suspicious.

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Post by MefiEcosse » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:46 pm

Think I'd want new pipes, hoses, discs and pads fitted for £600.
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