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02-16-2004, 11:37 AM
For all of you that have had this done by the dealer or some other mechanic, did they charge you extra to flush the coolant system afterwords? The reason I ask is because my parents are in the middle of getting thiers done, and the dealership is trying to charge them extra to flush the system. The car is under warranty so the gasket work is free, but they're trying to tell my parents that because the system flush falls under the "wear and tear" part of the warranty (normal wear/tear items like brake pads, hoses, that stuff isn't covered) that they have to charge for it. I told my parents that's a crock because it should be part of the labor for the gasket replacement. Any suggestions?

02-16-2004, 11:54 AM
Yeah, it's BS. If the system needs to be flushed because of the gasket failure, it's a warranty issue.

02-26-2004, 10:16 AM
Mine was flushed (or at least the coolant was replaced) for free.

02-26-2004, 04:03 PM
mine was flushed under warranty