I need your help in understanding some of the issues I'm facing currently and if I can save any bucks on the repair job.
I own a optra magnum top end diesel model which I bought when it hit 45K in the odometer and it's past 60K mark now.
The engine belts need to be changed at 60K as per the manual. Should I seriously be concerned about changing it right away? The service center quoted around 45K for the complete replacement. Is that common and can I instead buy it from sites like ebay and get it replaced with any mech to save on costs?
As I was driving the vehicle to my office just like any other day, I suddenly realized that the gear shifts weren't moving. They were stuck and needed a lot of effort to change. The problem was mainly with the 1st, 2nd and the reverse gear. So, I drove the vehicle to the service center and after a day of service (pathetic I should say), the service center guy told me everything is fine and there was air lock in clutch system. I sure know that they didn't care to look into the issues as there were many flood affected vehicles.
Now after the service center check up, there's also a vibration as I release the first gear or the reverse gear (from idle). I couldn't get a proper response from the service center guys and was asked to bring back the vehicle. I won't go to their pathetic service again. So, I went to another mech after reading a lot of good reviews. He checked and told me that the gear shift problem is because of both the main and slave cylinders and the vibration could be associated with the clutch which would cost me me around 40-50K. The clutch was changed when the vehicle hit the 40K mark, so it's just 20K mileage after that.
Do you think the problem is associated with these parts and need to be changed? I'm thinking about going to another famous mech to know if he also says the same and his quote for the spares.
Thanks for the help!