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2012 Volvo S60 T5 4dr Sedan

2012 Volvo S60
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
20 (Est) mpg city / 30 (Est) mpg hwy
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September 17, 2012, 6:56 pm

Dari G
 

Question: price for throttle body

I was quoted a price for a throttle body for my Volvo s60 AWD. I thought it was a bit high, and wondered what they should cost and how long does it take to replace it? I hate being ripped off. They wanted to charge me $90 for a simple oil change too.


September 23, 2012, 6:24 pm

Tyler O
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The throttle body lists at $550, gasket about $5 bucks. Labor to replace the unit is booked at 1.5 hours.

As far as the oil change, $90 is pretty reasonable these days, especially if that's at a good shop or a dealership.

The filter lists at $10
The engine takes 6.1 quarts, good synthetic is $8-10 per quart.

And you have the time for someone to actually do the work, it's probably going to take 1/2 hour at least.

Most shops that use quality oil and filters (Not quicklube cheap stuff) break even on oil changes and hope to have you back for bigger services.


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