Just been speaking to a garage in Leeds (wont give name but they have a couple of garages, one in Halton near Matalan and one in Harehills so locals will know who I mean) who are apparently accredited with Bosch, OFT and ATA.
Wanted quote to replace inlet manifold on cdti150 telling him the Swirl valves were shot. came back to me with the sucking of air telling me its a difficult job at least 5-6 hours so was gonna cost £700 to supply and fit!
after getting back up i asked if that was including all parts, gaskets, motor manifold etc and was surprised that a garage with all these accreditations came back and said it was manifold and gasket only and seemed surprised when I mentioned it!!
So not only are they overquoting time to complete and charging extra Labour but they appear to be incompetent by not following the requirement as stated by VX, Pierburg, SAAB and FIAT regarding the motor he didnt even try to charge me it as an add on he was just unaware of it. had I been a normal Joe and trusted them I would have been ripped off massively!!! Shame as they used to be a good garage.