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Was asked two weeks ago, how much fit a brake calliper front,
Would say its a 30/ 40 minute job max.
So one hours labour 20.
Guy shakes his head and walks away,, ( cheapskates in Stoke)..
So his father -in- law decides help him, between them, they snap the banjo pin, that holds the flexi to the calliper,, 8 Main agent part only,
4 litres of brake fluid.... still no brakes.
Comes again, how much bleed the brake system, can not give a price.
But given the go ahead,,.
Go down, bleed the drivers side first, ( not new calliper side, as they had had a go here at bleeding also
Removed air, go to passengers side, put my hand up to undo the bleed nipple, no bleed nipple at the top..
Only fitted the calliper on the wrong side of the car,.
But had to take the original back, as service exchange..
So now I have to remove the wheel , and bleed the calliper off the carrier ...
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Would have loved to have been there when son - in - law, turned up..

so nice fun filled hour this afternoon, in that hot sun..

Still cost him his " 20 "
Plus all the messing about for nearly 2 weeks

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Was asked two weeks ago, how much fit a brake calliper front,
Would say its a 30/ 40 minute job max.
So one hours labour 20.
Guy shakes his head and walks away,, ( cheapskates in Stoke)..
So his father -in- law decides help him, between them, they snap the banjo pin, that holds the flexi to the calliper,, 8 Main agent part only,
4 litres of brake fluid.... still no brakes.
Comes again, how much bleed the brake system, can not give a price.
But given the go ahead,,.
Go down, bleed the drivers side first, ( not new calliper side, as they had had a go here at bleeding also
Removed air, go to passengers side, put my hand up to undo the bleed nipple, no bleed nipple at the top..
Only fitted the calliper on the wrong side of the car,.
But had to take the original back, as service exchange..
So now I have to remove the wheel , and bleed the calliper off the carrier ...
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Would have loved to have been there when son - in - law, turned up..

so nice fun filled hour this afternoon, in that hot sun..

Still cost him his " 20 "
Plus all the messing about for nearly 2 weeks
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Twenty notes !!
Effing 'ell mate, mechanics won't even open their tool box round here for that.

How in the world does anyone fit a caliper on the wrong side anyway?

Was it you that said you bleed brakes with a syringe ?
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Hope you're charging him well, teach him not to be so tight.
Only 20, what price did he expect, FFS?
'kin amateurs.
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Re: Mentioning Brakes

Yes,,, only noticed calliper was upside down, as could not feel the bleed nipple.
So much easier to pull the fluid out, than push it out, no lifting of pedal, no chance of air being sucked back in..

20 for spannering is a good price, cars are far from rocket science..
Diagnose, on the other hand, have to switch the laptop on, shake my head, not too hard,( just seen how much it costs for teeth) price condition them by going tut tut, 25 an hour
But that can be 15 minutes, if they are nice, or a hour and me playing solitaire, if they dont offer the obligatory brew
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