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GENERAL CATEGORY => Technical Stuff => Topic started by: RGolf on November 07, 2017, 01:19:24 pm

Title: Radiator replacement
Post by: RGolf on November 07, 2017, 01:19:24 pm
Hi all,

Just had a quote to replace the radiator on my wife’s mk5 1.4 tsi golf, at $950 is that high?

Understand this is quite time consuming??

Cheers
Title: Re: Radiator replacement
Post by: dummer on November 07, 2017, 05:00:02 pm
depends where you go, radiator itself is close to a grand for genuine one in memory :-X
Title: Re: Radiator replacement
Post by: Andy_007 on November 08, 2017, 12:13:43 pm
Genuine they are only 440 bucks
Title: Re: Radiator replacement
Post by: DAPPR on November 08, 2017, 05:26:50 pm
$436+ for the radiator (genuine) & $90+ for 2 bottles coolant (full system flush).
So $300-350 for labour is about 2-3 hours (close enough).
Seems about right?
Title: Re: Radiator replacement
Post by: dummer on November 09, 2017, 10:14:09 am
sounds like I been ripped :o
Title: Re: Radiator replacement
Post by: Andy_007 on November 09, 2017, 07:06:52 pm
sounds like I been ripped :o
Where you buy it from ?
Title: Re: Radiator replacement
Post by: Gordo on November 09, 2017, 08:10:57 pm
sounds like I been ripped :o

Maybe, maybe not, ~$605 inc for the radiator and coolant and labour time will depend on how much of a bitch the job is - which is must be to get that sort of labour time.
There may be other incidentals, though, like hose clamps and even hoses if they are in poor condition and need replacement.
Title: Re: Radiator replacement
Post by: dummer on November 10, 2017, 04:59:41 pm
I remember they have to change a couple of plastic hose junction hence the higher price.... dunno :-[
Title: Re: Radiator replacement
Post by: RGolf on November 13, 2017, 09:43:41 pm
Thanks allfor the comments 👌