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Brake replacement - labour cost

Brake replacement - labour cost

Postby Florian320 » 28 Jun 2016 09:30

Good morning!

I just had my brakes replaced, all four discs and all pads.
I brought the parts, had just to pay the labour. That was ZAR2000.

Now I wonder: is that reasonable, or a bit on the high side? How long does it take?
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Re: Brake replacement - labour cost

Postby SJC » 28 Jun 2016 11:23

Seems very high. I got a quote for R2k labour to replace main bearing seal, which involves removing the gearbox.
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Re: Brake replacement - labour cost

Postby Wilkie » 28 Jun 2016 12:18

NO Fanus you just ripped a oak off
its a very intense and specialized job to replace that agents only rear main oilseal
the correct way is to remove sump aswell and then fit new seal then refit sump :oldtimer: :oldtimer:
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Re: Brake replacement - labour cost

Postby SJC » 28 Jun 2016 12:21

Thats why i say that replacing brakes should not cost that much...
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Re: Brake replacement - labour cost

Postby Wilkie » 28 Jun 2016 12:23

true but you still ripping an poor oak off....
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Re: Brake replacement - labour cost

Postby Florian320 » 28 Jun 2016 12:24

I forgot to mention that I was brought home by the garage, so you could add half an hour of working time.

How long does it take to replace all four discs plus the pads?
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Re: Brake replacement - labour cost

Postby SJC » 28 Jun 2016 13:45

Wilkie wrote:true but you still ripping an poor oak off....

And how is that? :think: :think:
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Re: Brake replacement - labour cost

Postby SJC » 28 Jun 2016 13:54

Florian320 wrote:I forgot to mention that I was brought home by the garage, so you could add half an hour of working time.

How long does it take to replace all four discs plus the pads?


I got a quote recently to have my td42 bakkie serviced. Full service which included diff oils, brake pads, radiator flush etc. The total for the labour was R1800.
The labour amount was increased to R2850 when I asked to also include the main bearing seal replacement..
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Re: Brake replacement - labour cost

Postby Tinus lotz » 28 Jun 2016 15:49

To change brake fluid and all disks and pads if you have a lift sould be about 2 hours work in my opinion. ...mabe they are making up on the mark up for spares that they lost out on.... :mytwocents:
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Re: Brake replacement - labour cost

Postby Wilkie » 28 Jun 2016 16:15

Maybe its the difference between Suv and a Ldv .... :lol: :lol:
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