$300 for Carb..AM i getting SCREWED????

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by kevin11946ny, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. kevin11946ny

    kevin11946ny LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    my older model toro 52" wb 1990 around starting giving me problems i was told it needs a new carb and it will be $300 including labor.

    I would like to know if this is a fair price.

    How much can you get a carb for new? $100 or so, then that is $200 for labor, how hard is this to do yourself.

    Please give me some opinions.

    Thanks Alot
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    What kind of motor?
  3. kevin11946ny

    kevin11946ny LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    its a 12.5 hp kawi
  4. LCPullman

    LCPullman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 589

    A quick check shows that a carb may be running around $150+. I don't think $100 or so dollars for labor is unreasonable.
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Replacing a carb on an 17 year old unit owes you nothing...spend the 3 bills and make $$$ with it again.
  6. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    That price sounds right on point to me.
  7. richard1103

    richard1103 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    $111.40 + 8.95 shipping at j-thomas do it yourself 12mm wrench
  8. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    Replacing a carb is simple to do. If you are in the lawncare industry, you should be able to fix this easily. If you cant, be prepaired to spend the big $$ for simple repairs such as this. I fix most all my own equipment that is out of warrenty myself. I fix it cheaper, faster and usually better than most shops can. I guess it pays to be a mechanic myself. Another thing is that you can most likely rebuild your carb if u know how. Shops would rather just put a new one on instead of spending time cleaning the old one up
  9. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,417


    What dealer were you using? Was it carls in riverhead?
  10. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    [​IMG] ^^^^^

    Kawi's MSRP; $119.74

    That leaves around $170.00 in labor to perform a 30 minute or less job.

    Ask them if they supply Vaseline with that.....:dizzy:

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