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Old 09-04-2008, 11:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone tell me if this sounds right to you?

While idling, my car has been lurching forward, RPMs dip to stall then rev back up, AND the car stalls out. The dealer tells me the PVC hose is leaking and needs to be replaced. They tell me this is located under the intake manifold, which will need to be removed to replace the hose.

Parts = $70.00
Labor = 5 hours @ $103.00/hour for $515.00 total labor

Does this sound right or am I getting raked over the coals?

Oh, and the car is a 2005 Mazda 6i with about 63,000 miles.
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you referring to the PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) hose that goes from the PCV valve to the intake manifold?
PVC is polyvinylchloride...those white plastic pipes plumbers and landscapers use.
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Yes, the PCV hose. I fat-fingered that one, my mistake.
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That price seems kinda steep, as dealership service depts usually overcharge for their work. Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with the 4 cylinder engine, mine's a V6. Let me say that on my engine there is very little involved in changing that hose and it can be done in under 10 minutes. PM member twowheelin or moderator mrtea, as they'd probably be able to answer your question.
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PCV Valve L325-13-890A Mazda retail - $11.33
PCV Valve Hose L341-13-895 Mazda retail - $45.98

From the parts breakdown, the valve is in a part called the oil seperator. That part is attached to block just below the intake manifold.

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Can anyone tell me if this sounds right to you?

While idling, my car has been lurching forward, RPMs dip to stall then rev back up, AND the car stalls out. The dealer tells me the PVC hose is leaking and needs to be replaced. They tell me this is located under the intake manifold, which will need to be removed to replace the hose.

Parts = $70.00
Labor = 5 hours @ $103.00/hour for $515.00 total labor

Does this sound right or am I getting raked over the coals?

Oh, and the car is a 2005 Mazda 6i with about 63,000 miles.[/b]
yes, they're trying to screw you. Although, I had this same problem a little over a month ago and my dealership quoted me $630!

Go to auto zone, or advanced auto parts, or any other local auto store and get some new hose. It'll cost you $10 and about half an hour to replace.
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Thanks for all the feedback. I dropped it off this morning at a different dealership. They quoted me two hours of labor to replace the hose, so they win my business for now. Dealerships are going to start realizing that they can't just arbitrarily quote people ridiculous prices like $600 for this kind of work when people have a world of information at their fingertips. Man, $600... Time to write a scathing review of that place!
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