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  • 67.50 for a sump pan??

    I took my Smart Fortwo 54 reg for a service today...apparently it needed a new sump pan and they charged me 56 plus vat... sounds pricey to me?

  • #2
    Does that price include labour and sealant? In that case rather cheap.

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    • #3
      Sealant was an extra 6 and allegedly no charge to fit....

      I bought a sump pan for a smart roadster from https://www.energizedcustoms.co.uk/shop/ in May 2016 for 28.95 inc vat.
      Last edited by Lucy; 10-01-18, 09:38 PM.

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      • #4
        Aftermarket sumps cost around 30 each. Time to change about an hour unless there are complications. In my opinion you have not been overcharged.
        Perhaps you should better look after your sumps. Mine is original and from 2002. Car, a 450 Cabrio Cdi, has done 231,000 +.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tolsen View Post
          Aftermarket sumps cost around 30 each. Time to change about an hour unless there are complications. In my opinion you have not been overcharged.
          Perhaps you should better look after your sumps. Mine is original and from 2002. Car, a 450 Cabrio Cdi, has done 231,000 +.

          Thanks.... its difficult to know if one is being overcharged or not... its a new to me Smart Fortwo which is why Ive had it serviced in order to 'look after' it.
          Last edited by Lucy; 14-01-18, 09:29 PM.

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          • #6
            I have coated my sump in Body Schutz bitumen. Main reason for our sumps failing is rust. The bitumen self heals but will require occasional touch up.
            Here is photo of my sump after two years in service since being coated:

            Note towel rail heater inserted into sump from left side. Keeps oil and engine warm on cold wintry days. Draws 150 Watts maximum. Self regulates as PTC heater.

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            • #7
              Looks good...Im guessing the garage would charge me a bundle to fit a towel rail! .... but I do have blacking, just need a ramp.
              Last edited by Lucy; 14-01-18, 09:28 PM.

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              • #8
                Consider yourself lucky you have a 450 and not a 451. I had our 2008 sump changed recently (stripped sump plug thread) and the sump itself was around 200 (original Merc part.

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