The possibility exists that you need to find a mechanic who will treat you with respect, more than just a cash-cow...Grover said:How long should it take to replace the water pump. My mechanic claims that it took 2 guys 3 hours to replace it. I know that he is full of sh*t, however I need to know how long it should take so I can make a legit argument.
JMarket, he's talking about the NYC area...costs of things in the NYC area are INSANE. Most families need 2 or 3 incomes just to get by. I know because I was born and raised there and moved South 13 years ago. :cheesy:JMarkert said:Wow, so if they are inflating the estimate by so much then they are both inept AND corrupt.
Sure, I know. I don't admit it on this list much, but I very very briefly during a very bleak and dark period of my life lived inNew Jersey . I suppose they could inflate the estimated time, but wouldn't they just inflate the hourly rate instead?JMarket, he's talking about the NYC area...costs of things in the NYC area are INSANE.
No tricks, just plumbing. The leaks are often from the o-rings, not the pump itself, but by the time you have the whole mess out, you may as well do the pump. Use vaseline on the o-rings going back in, you don't want to damage them. You may have to loosen and move one of the hard coolant pipes.richsurf said:I need to replace my leaky pump too. I'm going to do it myself. I think Eeuroparts has the best prices. Anywhere else I should look? Also are there any tricks to the job? It looks easy enough.
Agreed. Tires Plus mechanics are on piece work, does not mean they can stay on schedule for every job. They don't have to drain and fill coolant the old-fashioned way, either.bkrell said:I would hesitate to go with someone quoting 1.1 hrs. just like I would someone doing it in 6.
Oops, I meant blue loctite on the two mounting bolts on the p/s pump, especially the long one which I think I overtorqued trying to get it tight. 15 lbs isn't much with a 3/8 ratchet... The long bolt has the threads at one end, bushing on the other. I can't say what the threadlocker originally was, but I am guessing blue.earthworm said:With the use of blue locktight (Lock-Tite), you may never be able to remove the WP screws again. The problem is not loose screws, it is overly tight and corroded fasteners, and that is the reason for torque figures and screwdrivers..