E55 KEV said:30k miles is here - time to tune the 300C Hemi. What else does the dealer do besides changed 18 spark plugs? Also how much? Thanks.
Thanks, but the odometer will turn 30k in a couple weeks. What's the average cost.kevenj said:One question; did your "check engine light" come on when you hit 30k? there was another thread where one came on and the 'diagnosis' was 'bad spark plugs' and there was speculation as to whether the light is somehow triggered to turn on by the odometer. Seems like spark plugs would not suddenly "go bad"....
E55 KEV said:Thanks, but the odometer will turn 30k in a couple weeks. What's the average cost.
BTW, our 300c has 9 cylinders. He-He!
Kev, I'm pretty sure those are regular plugs...that's why they have to be changed so soon. Here's the #from the emissions label, RE14MCC4.kevenj said:WOW, an SRT-9 maybe?? :banana: :banana:
No clue on the cost; I'd guess about $5 or $6 a plug if you were to buy them at a parts store and do it yourself (they are double platinum's i'm pretty sure) but if you want the dealer to do it normally they will have a set price for scheduled maintenance; you should be able to call the service department and just ask "how much is a 30k service for a 300C"
Go to:arnoldw said:Kev, I'm pretty sure those are regular plugs...that's why they have to be changed so soon. Here's the #from the emissions label, RE14MCC4.
....just found a link,
BobF said:Go to:
They are listed as $2.24 ea. I'm sure that's not what the dealer charges though. Regards, Bob.
I think they used those plugs to keep costs down. Here's some more listings if you want better plugs.kevenj said:Well that certainly would explain why they need to be changed at 30k miles when my 15 year old Thunderbird SC had a 75k mile change interval. Now I wonder if there's a reason you can't use double platinums in the 300C or why they didn't from the factory? Any ideas? Do platinums require more voltage to fire or anything like that?
E55 KEV said:Labor
3.20 hours @ $92.90 per hour
You'd think wouldn't ya? But not my dealer... after a half dozen trips still not doing the flush... waiting for the whole thing to drop now (and from the grinding noises, I don't expect it to be much longer!)LWOOD said:Kev, just compain of intermittent shuddering afther "that last big rain" and you'll get the major tranny service free!
Okay, I have to wonder, what $29+ for shop supplies to change a spark plug could be, especially since the plugs are counted separately.E55 KEV said:I went to the dealer today and was quoted an $800 price for the "30k Mile Service". Ouch! It included a lot of other stuff like oil change, tranny filter and oil change, tire balance and rotation.
The Service Guy recommended the 2 most important items - the tune-up and the tranny service.
5.7L 2005 Standard Dual Plugs
16 plugs, part # CHSPRE14MC-C4, $4.14 each, total $66.24
3.20 hours @ $92.90 per hour for $297.28
Shop Supplies $29.73
Total - $402.05:
Service Auto Trans, Major
5.7L 2005 NAG1 5-Speed
CH52108325-AA Filter $15.88
CH52108332-AA Gasket $18.72
CH5013457-AA Oil Auto Transm $7.00 (6) $42.00
1.00 hours @ $92.90 per hour for $92.90
Shop Supplies - $9.29
Waste - $4.00
Tax - $4.29
Total - $187.08