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Was I ripped off? Service shop charged about $400 on top of service to replace "cracked oil filler tube" and "plugged clutch slave cylinder." I was remiss in not asking to see when the adviser advised of this extra work. '99 Boxster. They charged 1-1/2 hours labor for each of these items, at $100 per hour. Thanks,

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Plugged slave lol that sounds iffy if you ask me / they work or they dont / how was the clutch before you went in ? did it feel soft or normal ? if it was soft and easy to push then it is possible.but i've been told to change that you should get a sealed system, master and slave all in one, pre bled and ready to . so i'd think twice taking it back to that shop.ya i'd say they hosed you on the clutch work if it didnt need it before you went in.

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