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Re: $500 for a throttle cable and a hose clamp
Without seeing him firsthand, I trust your take on the guy is right.
I recently had a shop quote me an entire day's labor to R&R my four injectors. They also claimed their specialist had to make a small slide hammer to remove the injectors, which could accidentally pull the sleeve out and expose the combustion chamber to coolant. They would drain the coolant first, but if the sleeve came out, it would increase the time and cost. Further, they thought there was limited room to fit the slide hammer and might have to do some "invasive carpentry". Their words.
I called Volvo, they said they sell a $75 tool for the job that is about 5 inches long and holds the sleeve in place, during removal. I have nearly a foot of clearance. Job should take a few hours.
We all have thousands of these stories, don't we.
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