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Can anyone tell me what they've been charged for a water pump/thermostat replacement (break down by parts and labor would be great but I'll take what I can get), whether at an indie or a stealer?

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Parts:

4x torx bolt for vibration damper 11 23 1 402 618
2x O-rings heat exchanger to t-stat
11 53 1 407 002
1x pulley waterpump(recommended as they are plastic and break often while removing)
11 51 1 406 933
1x water pump 11 51 1 407 806
1x gasket for waterpump
11 51 1 406 765
1x gasket ring for t-stat(pita to change)
11 53 1 312 287
1x thermostat
11 53 7 835 558
1x temp sensor
11 53 7 835 558
4x O-rings for t-stat
11 53 1 406 249
1x O-ring water pump 11 53 1 710 055

Would order a few more of the t-stat O-rings as they snap easy during install..

Labor quote is about 3 hours for doing waterpump and t-stat...
 

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I was charged 5.7 hours for water pump, t-stat and belts. I got my waterpump from tischer and t-stat from autohausAZ. Part of this also included taking the plenum off for other items.
 

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I wonder what to do in the 3 hours left after the t-sat is changed....hmmm
No joke. I hung around and watched my indie work on my t-stat last week. Unless you keep breaking o-ring and have to take things apart again, its not a 4 hour job by any stretch of the imagination.
 

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What you have take apart if you brake o-rings, just pull it out and change o-rings again. Or didnt he notice right away that o-ring snapped?
 

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Right. After first install I was losing coolant after driving it for a while. Brought it back to the mechanic and watched him fix the problem. He put the car on the lift, drained the coolant, pulled off the intake tubes, undid one side of the oil lines, pulled out the t-stat housing, pulled out the coolant tubes from the block, replaced the broken o-ring, inspected the rest, lubed everything back up, and reinstalled. Total time was about 30 minutes of work to fix the leak. After watching him do it, I'd feel confident tackling it myself if I have to replace the thermostat again. Sorry to derail the thread slightly, OP :)
 

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