Update on this old thread.. I had the car worked on by a shop recommended in the Windham N.H. area. I had purchased all high-quality parts to make the job easy and reliable.
The shop gave me a very reasonable quote and said no issues at all. Had a detailed conversation with my requests and contact info.
When I did not hear from them in a while I called. They were having issues with some of the modern driveline parts they said.
Ok. No communication again for a while. Call back. It's ready ..
Well, I get there and wow... the invoice was 63% more than originally quoted. They never reached out to say they were off on the quote and it would be exponentially higher.
They rationalized the behavior by offering a payment plan because they didn't call. Paid in full and will never use again.
They put a new starter in the car and it seems when it starts now the torque of the starter is loud and a spray of oil seems to appear under the car. I know its odd...