Mechanics

HOURS TO CHANGE OUT COOLING HOSE CONNECTORS

1997 Pontiac Grand Prix • 6,090 miles

Where can I find or who can tell me the allowable hours to charge to change out the two plastic cooling hose connectors on the tension assembly for a 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8 (No Supercharger) Automatic?

Also, the engine should be around 60-90k miles so should the upper plenum and intake gaskets be replaced too?

As of today, with a pressure test, a leak is found at the cooling hose connectors. Not sure if there is any internal leaks at this point.
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Upmm019
September 2, 2012.



2.8 hours to change those connectors.

Roy


Once these are changed. Is there any value in having the upper plenum or lower intake gaskets changed out?

I believe the upper plenum was changed in 2009. It no longer has a GM stamp on it per the guy I had look at it today.


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Upmm019
Sep 2, 2012.
Replace it only if you have issues with leaks.

Roy