what's a good price for coolant flush and atf change?

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  1. Xcobra

    Xcobra Diamond Member

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    I just went to oilstop and it seems that i need those two, I could do it myself but don't have the time or tools. They quoted at around $55-57 for each. Does this sound alright?
     
  2. The Stigenator

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    sounds about right (on the pricer side).. but you shouldnt do a flush of the ATX, it should be a drain and fill. The coolant should be a drain and fill too.

     
  3. imported_Greenman

    imported_Greenman Diamond Member

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    Most of the oil change places suck out the ATF. On a car with a 12 quart pan, they generally get about 4 quarts out. That's not really a change, it's more like a "freshen up".
     
  4. Jabbernyx

    Jabbernyx Senior member

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    I was charged $60 for both (labor + coolant, I supplied Valvoline synthetic ATF) on my LS V8 at my regular independent mechanic.
     
  5. shabby

    shabby Diamond Member

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    Did they tell you that you need your blinker fluid and muffler bearings changed too?
     
  6. Jabbernyx

    Jabbernyx Senior member

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    Don't forget t3h old johnson rod :p
     
  7. Xcobra

    Xcobra Diamond Member

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    As a matter of fact they did...lol...I was just asking about the price of these, nothing else...ATF fluid looks fine to me so ill wait a few thousand miles...how often should I do a coolant drain?
     
  8. heymrdj

    heymrdj Diamond Member

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    You sound like one of those people that believes tranny fluid shouldn't be changed until the tranny has problems.