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ricdiablo 01-29-2018 07:32 PM

Ignition Coil Spark Plug Replacement Costs
 
So Thursday, I was in a hurry and stuck in traffic long enough to be down to fumes in my gas tank. I stopped by a Chevron on Crenshaw, but wasn't paying attention to what I was doing (really old style gas pumps) and accidentally put in about 5 gallons of 87 octane.

Friday, I am making a left turn and the car starts crazy misfiring, complete with EPC light and blinking engine light. I filled it the rest of the way with 91 from a different station (not that it would even matter, but what the heck, let's just try it). Of course it did not help. I had to get it towed to the dealership and have just been quoted:

$581 for ignition coils & spark plugs + $138 for fuel induction service.

2 questions:
1. Price...should I tow it away and go somewhere else?
2. 2012, less than 50K miles, no modifications, what the hell was in that gas?

bart2278 01-29-2018 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ricdiablo (Post 2569065)
So Thursday, I was in a hurry and stuck in traffic long enough to be down to fumes in my gas tank. I stopped by a Chevron on Crenshaw, but wasn't paying attention to what I was doing (really old style gas pumps) and accidentally put in about 5 gallons of 87 octane.

Friday, I am making a left turn and the car starts crazy misfiring, complete with EPC light and blinking engine light. I filled it the rest of the way with 91 from a different station (not that it would even matter, but what the heck, let's just try it). Of course it did not help. I had to get it towed to the dealership and have just been quoted:

$581 for ignition coils & spark plugs + $138 for fuel induction service.

2 questions:
1. Price...should I tow it away and go somewhere else?
2. 2012, less than 50K miles, no modifications, what the hell was in that gas?

Holy fucking ballsack that's expensive. Run some octane booster, buy the coils and plugs online and have someone on here help you replace them if you don't know what your are doing.

sterkrazzy 01-29-2018 07:47 PM

That's pretty crazy. Coils and plugs for just the parts themselves shouldn't cost more than $130-150. Since it's a dealer they'll charge you for at least an hour of labor because that's pretty much their minimum, so that shouldn't be more than $100ish. Not sure about the fuel induction service though.

ricdiablo 01-29-2018 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bart2278 (Post 2569066)
Holy fucking ballsack that's expensive.

LOL. Right?!? It's my first experience with this particular dealer. I wouldn't have expected them to be that ballzy. Especially on something that anybody could type into google and get a general idea of the cost.

Quote:

Originally Posted by bart2278 (Post 2569066)
Run some octane booster, buy the coils and plugs online and have someone on here help you replace them if you don't know what your are doing.

Thanks.
This is my daily, so I don't have the luxury of ordering from ECS and doing the installation. I'm not talking intermittent misfires, I'm talking it's downright undriveable right now. I do have a contact at a different location, and will probably just tow it there.

bart2278 01-29-2018 08:13 PM

Yea I feel you. It's too much money they are trying to get at you Weinstein style

ricdiablo 01-29-2018 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bart2278 (Post 2569073)
Yea I feel you. It's too much money they are trying to get at you Weinstein style

lol. exactly. (+1 for your Boston Terrier. Looks just like my dog.)

bart2278 01-29-2018 08:54 PM

Obligatory dad pulls out wallet moment:

Finny
https://i.imgur.com/elZRwI7m.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/WfIooMXm.jpg

Loki
https://i.imgur.com/4Ydlpa4m.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/9roudjym.jpg

ricdiablo 01-29-2018 11:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bart2278 (Post 2569081)
Obligatory dad pulls out wallet moment:

Finny

Loki

I really needed that cuteness. :laugh:

Benny

https://i.imgur.com/Cp9GDbV.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/tS0sv2H.jpg

bart2278 01-29-2018 11:27 PM

Adorable

ricdiablo 01-30-2018 02:43 AM

Thank you and Likewise!
(I can't believe you have actually have two Boston "Terrors")

CHerna 01-30-2018 07:51 AM

Dude, try it yourself.

It takes like 30 mins, an hour at most. Look up some videos on youtube, if need be.

Upgrade to the better R8 coils while you're at it.

https://www.moddedeuros.com/products...iABEgI3YvD_BwE

Good luck OP

lilonespaz 01-30-2018 10:13 AM

i paid $130 for my r8 coils and spark plugs. Did it myself with a $4 harbor freight spark plug socket/extension took about 10 minutes from start to finish.

Wolffman316 01-30-2018 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ricdiablo (Post 2569065)
So Thursday, I was in a hurry and stuck in traffic long enough to be down to fumes in my gas tank. I stopped by a Chevron on Crenshaw, but wasn't paying attention to what I was doing (really old style gas pumps) and accidentally put in about 5 gallons of 87 octane.

Friday, I am making a left turn and the car starts crazy misfiring, complete with EPC light and blinking engine light. I filled it the rest of the way with 91 from a different station (not that it would even matter, but what the heck, let's just try it). Of course it did not help. I had to get it towed to the dealership and have just been quoted:

$581 for ignition coils & spark plugs + $138 for fuel induction service.

2 questions:
1. Price...should I tow it away and go somewhere else?
2. 2012, less than 50K miles, no modifications, what the hell was in that gas?



Thatís pretty much assault. $130 for parts at most. I got r8 coils and new spark plugs for $105 combined. Then changed everything in 20 minutes. Iíd speak to a manager


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lilonespaz 01-31-2018 09:43 AM

too Wolfman (for some reason i cant quote you).

I went in to get a 60k service(well called in about price). My dealer wanted $425.00 for a oil change, spark plug replacement, and general service check/top offs. I went home ordered the stuff myself along with fuel filter for $160.00


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