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Spark Plug Change 148, cheap?

Been quoted 148 inc vat to supplied and fitted by local dealer. Is this reasonable? They won't tell me what make plugs but said are iridium type and 18 each.

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Literally takes me 30 minutes to do them all. Plugs can be expensive, 72 sounds tad over priced.

So they are charging 76 labour, not bad for dealer price to be honest.
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Do them yourself pal. As ash says its a quick job.
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DIY it, plugs from Tegiwa are very good priced and the recommend ones by Honda NGk so it's 36 for plugs and 30 mins of labour
Very easy to do I did mine last night with oil and oil filter and it took 1.5 hours for the lot.
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I knew the plugs would be expensive but the labour isn't actually too bad really.
I was thinking about DIY but I remember seeing the How-To and it involved taking the windscreen wipers and cowl off, not as easy as I expected!
While I was there I asked for the valve clearance check and adjustment they quoted 72 inc VAT. Very reasonable from a dealer! So it's booked in tomorrow and dropping the car off today. The woman I spoke to over the phone knew about checking it stone cold so she's pretty clued up.
Looks like I'm starting to trust dealers now lol
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The cowl pops off and the cover is only 6 small bolts . the wipers stay on.
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Thieving ba***rds, plugs are 9 each assuming you are not having anything posher than Bosch Platinum. The specialist's who service the Porsche only charge 70 for a plug change (including plugs) - and that has 6.

Do it yourself.
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K series use iridium
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Those were the plugs Euro car parts came up with for my reg, NGK's are about the same prices so my point still stands.
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R series also uses iridium too. A lot of faff having to take the windscreen cowling off by the sounds of it. Normally it is just an engine cover off job. As these plugs last so long it was probably not the top priority to have easy access. Although in a service it is normal to back them off and tighten again. Also they do check the plugs at the service, so they do have them out sometimes.
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Its the price in Denmark for the spark plugs alone witout laber..
But they can drive 120000km before they need to be change again..
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Those were the plugs Euro car parts came up with for my reg, NGK's are about the same prices so my point still stands.
Porsche probably charge 2k for an air filter though Lil



Euro car parts are wrong
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NGK Iridium plugs are available online for 30 odd quid for 4. Easily swapped if you have a socket set with a spark plug socket. Everything else is clips and 10mm headed bolts.
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Porsche probably charge 2k for an air filter though Lil
My last service with the Porsche was cheaper than the Civic, 234 including all filters and 8 litres of Mobil 1.
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Did mine without taking anything off other than spark cover. Takes 20mins. 4 bolts on spark cover, disconnect battery, remove 4 studs for coil packs, 17mm spark plug socket (I think) and away you go. In and out easy as pie.
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