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Old 17 January 2009, 01:41   #1
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Servicing Costs for Volvo D6 winter maintenance ?

What cost would be "normal" for a winter servicing for a Volvo D6 engine ? The oil, coolant, filters, impellor and anodes were replaced. How many hours would/could you expect to be charged ?
Would apreciate your experience/feedback on this one. Thanks
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Old 17 January 2009, 03:36   #2
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Not sure how different the D6 would be but I am sure it will be similar....

I had a quote for my KAD44 from a proper Volvo agent - winterise, service (filters, oils, anodes and outdrive) and de-winterise - 1300!

I decided to do it myself for 250 for the parts. Not only that, but I could get the parts (genuine Volvo) cheaper from one of the places in the back of the magazines than he was going to charge "at cost"!!

Just be careful you are not violating any warranty by not having it done within the Volvo network.

The prices authorised agents charge is just unbelievable.
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Old 18 January 2009, 04:56   #3
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Not sure how different the D6 would be but I am sure it will be similar....

I had a quote for my KAD44 from a proper Volvo agent - winterise, service (filters, oils, anodes and outdrive) and de-winterise - 1300!

I decided to do it myself for 250 for the parts. Not only that, but I could get the parts (genuine Volvo) cheaper from one of the places in the back of the magazines than he was going to charge "at cost"!!

Just be careful you are not violating any warranty by not having it done within the Volvo network.

The prices authorised agents charge is just unbelievable.
Thanks for the information. Do you have any idea how many work hours they quoted and how many hours you spent on it ?
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Old 21 January 2009, 03:38   #4
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Not sure how many hours quoted, but I know they charge 45-50 per hour and that the parts are about 300 so you can work it out. There was 1 or 2 hours travelling in that as well.

At the end of the day, for 1000 I don't care if it takes me all week!!!!
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Old 23 January 2009, 06:57   #5
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Not sure how many hours quoted, but I know they charge 45-50 per hour and that the parts are about 300 so you can work it out. There was 1 or 2 hours travelling in that as well.

At the end of the day, for 1000 I don't care if it takes me all week!!!!
Thanks, this is more or less the same as the costs that i have today. Next season I will get my hands dirty also !
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