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designer1962
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PostSubject: sound right to you?   sound right to you? EmptySat Sep 10, 2016 4:25 pm

I just had a water pump installed on my 1995 Riviera with supercharger. I supplied all parts.
The bill came to $382 for labor. It took 3hrs and 35 minutes to do the work. Does this sound about right to you guys.

It shocked me a bit since I wasn't expecting anything close to that. I didn't think a water pump install was much of a project.
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PostSubject: Re: sound right to you?   sound right to you? EmptySat Sep 10, 2016 8:19 pm

not that bad. not too expensive, not too cheap
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PostSubject: Re: sound right to you?   sound right to you? EmptySat Sep 10, 2016 11:25 pm

Sounds about right to pay a shop to do it, vs doing it yourself. And again, I'm surprised to hear that a shop will do such work with customer-supplied parts.
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PostSubject: Re: sound right to you?   sound right to you? EmptySun Sep 11, 2016 8:17 am

designer1962 wrote:
I just had a water pump installed on my 1995 Riviera with supercharger. I supplied all parts.
The bill came to $382 for labor. It took 3hrs and 35 minutes to do the work. Does this sound about right to you guys.

It shocked me a bit since I wasn't expecting anything close to that. I didn't think a water pump install was much of a project.

Sounds right to me as well. You have to remove a lot to get to the pump.

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PostSubject: Re: sound right to you?   sound right to you? EmptySun Sep 11, 2016 1:40 pm

Thanks for the input everybody. l had no idea so much was involved. I've only had water pumps put on engines mounted the old front to back way.

I've used the same garage for the past 35 years,. They've always allowed me to supply my own parts.
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PostSubject: Re: sound right to you?   sound right to you? EmptyTue Sep 13, 2016 2:28 pm

designer1962 wrote:
Thanks for the input everybody. l had no idea so much was involved. I've only had water pumps put on engines mounted the old front to back way.

I've used the same garage for the past 35 years,. They've always allowed me to supply my own parts.

I read your Signature. About the vibration you have in your car with new engine--check your motor and transmission mounts. They are not very robust and they are very important. From the side they look like a spindly rubber X in a relatively large opening. Some people actually fill them with 3M Window Weld silicone.

I dunno about your engine -- but on my '98 SC I can (easily) balance a nickel on edge on the engine (on the sight shield ribs) while car is idling.

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PostSubject: Re: sound right to you?   sound right to you? EmptyMon Sep 19, 2016 4:48 pm

FWIW in order to replace the water pump you need to support the engine and remove the engine-to-front mount bracket, which is itself quite a chore. I'm surprised they got it done in only 3 hours. Last time I installed a water pump I decided to take a wicked shortcut and literally cut the old water pump off the bolt that wouldn't come out without removing the engine bracket... then to install the new pump I did this:

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No mechanic from a shop would ever be able to take that shortcut though. I was pretty happy with the amount of time I saved! wink
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