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Re: Almost got taken
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2022, 12:21:19 PM »
The pipe leading into the front of the cat on my Murano rusted out near the flange. A new cat was $1200 plus install. I bought an exhaust coupling from Canadian Tire for $10 and welded it in with my crappy flux core box. I was happy to save the money, but I feel bad for people who are stuck paying the big bucks for repairs. There's lots of young families where a $1200 plus, repair is incredibly painful.

Another time, I ruined the ABS sensors getting the front wheel bearings out. A new set of sensors was $400. I bought a set from Ebay for $30 delivered.

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Re: Almost got taken
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2022, 01:53:08 PM »
 I drive old lumps so over time they get exhaust issues... A pipe cracked by fatigue can be welded but  it will sometimes  break  again right next to the weld..If possible, a split sleeve slipped over the pipe and welded will be longer lasting...Shops can be a pain in the ass but so are some customers...You tell them no guarantee but they will bitch if it breaks again and slam you with bad reviews..
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Re: Almost got taken
« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2022, 02:34:37 PM »
I live in the same county as the OP.

Red Run is the "go to" shop for exhaust work around here. My pickup is going there this week. It broke several studs that hold the exhaust manifold to the head. My mechanic said "take it to Red Run, it'll cost less than if I do the work for you." (that's honesty)

I have several friends who have had work done by them and they have been pleased with the work and amazed by the cost. I'm hoping that I have the same experience.

Seems like they have a good business model.
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Re: Almost got taken
« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2022, 01:37:23 PM »
I live in the same county as the OP.

Red Run is the "go to" shop for exhaust work around here. My pickup is going there this week. It broke several studs that hold the exhaust manifold to the head. My mechanic said "take it to Red Run, it'll cost less than if I do the work for you." (that's honesty)

I have several friends who have had work done by them and they have been pleased with the work and amazed by the cost. I'm hoping that I have the same experience.

Seems like they have a good business model.

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Re: Almost got taken
« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2022, 01:37:23 PM »

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Re: Almost got taken
« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2022, 03:19:53 PM »
You can tell you are from Lancaster county. If you were from Franklin county the title would have read "Almost got tooken"

If you're from the SE area of PA, mainly Philly.  It would be "Youse guys got took."  The more literate ones would be "Youse guys got taken."   :boozing:
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Re: Almost got taken
« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2022, 05:34:31 PM »
This is a timely thread. My wifeís Toyota Solara, with the V6 engine, is in need of a timing belt. I call a few Indy shops, and 2 authorized dealers to get an estimate, to change the belt and water pump with new tensioners. The estimates run
from $500. To a whopping $2700. She decided to take it to the local Indy that weíve supported for many years. His estimate came in at $1150.

What year is the Solara?

Toyota Solara Timing Belt Or Chain
Model Years   Engine Option   Timing Belt Or Chain   Interference Or Non-Interference
2002 to 2008   2.4L 4 Cyl.   timing chain   interference
2004 to 2008   3.3L V6   timing belt   non-interference
1999 to 2003   3.0L V6   timing belt   non-interference
1999 to 2001   2.2L 4 Cyl.   timing belt   non-interference
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Re: Almost got taken
« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2022, 08:28:36 PM »
Tom, itís a 2008, with the V6.

What year is the Solara?

Toyota Solara Timing Belt Or Chain
Model Years   Engine Option   Timing Belt Or Chain   Interference Or Non-Interference
2002 to 2008   2.4L 4 Cyl.   timing chain   interference
2004 to 2008   3.3L V6   timing belt   non-interference
1999 to 2003   3.0L V6   timing belt   non-interference
1999 to 2001   2.2L 4 Cyl.   timing belt   non-interference
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Re: Almost got taken
« Reply #37 on: June 28, 2022, 08:50:21 PM »
Timing chain.  Just change the engine oil.  I have a 2005 Camry 4 cylinder with timing chain.  Co-worker has a 2006 Camry w/4 cylinder.  Timing chain.  The other co-worker has a Honda CRV.  She got told that she'd need the timing belt changed.  I did some research and told her that she had a timing chain and the dealer was trying to mess with her.
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Re: Almost got taken
« Reply #38 on: June 29, 2022, 01:51:36 AM »
I live in the same county as the OP.

Red Run is the "go to" shop for exhaust work around here. My pickup is going there this week. It broke several studs that hold the exhaust manifold to the head. My mechanic said "take it to Red Run, it'll cost less than if I do the work for you." (that's honesty)

I have several friends who have had work done by them and they have been pleased with the work and amazed by the cost. I'm hoping that I have the same experience.

Seems like they have a good business model.
Ugh!! exhaust studs! if I was your mechanic I would persuade you to go to another shop too! one of the most pain in the a$$ jobs there is!
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Re: Almost got taken
« Reply #39 on: June 29, 2022, 07:58:02 AM »
Tom,
Thanks, but itís a 2008 with the V6. Mine has the timing belt.

Timing chain.  Just change the engine oil.  I have a 2005 Camry 4 cylinder with timing chain.  Co-worker has a 2006 Camry w/4 cylinder.  Timing chain.  The other co-worker has a Honda CRV.  She got told that she'd need the timing belt changed.  I did some research and told her that she had a timing chain and the dealer was trying to mess with her.
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Re: Almost got taken
« Reply #40 on: June 29, 2022, 03:42:49 PM »
Reread the chart I posted.  Y'ep on the belt.  Ugh. 
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Re: Almost got taken
« Reply #41 on: July 01, 2022, 10:19:07 AM »
I got my truck back from Red Run Exhaust today. It appears that they did the job right and for a reasonable price. Their labor rate is about half what the dealers charge. I'll use them again if I need exhaust work.
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Re: Almost got taken
« Reply #42 on: July 02, 2022, 06:18:50 AM »
I live in the same county as the OP.

Red Run is the "go to" shop for exhaust work around here. My pickup is going there this week. It broke several studs that hold the exhaust manifold to the head. My mechanic said "take it to Red Run, it'll cost less than if I do the work for you." (that's honesty)

I have several friends who have had work done by them and they have been pleased with the work and amazed by the cost. I'm hoping that I have the same experience.

Seems like they have a good business model.

I used to live by a shop that was like that. They did anywhere from great, ot good work depending on what you wanted. Ive gotten great systems made, and installed for a fair price, and Ive had old junk patched together for less then I could buy the parts for and do myself. I live 45min away now, and I still bring stuff there if I need some good "I got to get one more year out of this" work.
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