HOURS TO CHANGE OUT COOLING HOSE CONNECTORS

  • Tiny
  • upmm019
  • 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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Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 AT 2:59 AM

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  • ASEMaster6371
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2.8 hours to change those connectors.

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Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 AT 3:02 AM
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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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Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 AT 3:04 AM
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Replace it only if you have issues with leaks.

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Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 AT 3:06 AM

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