1988 Other Porsche Models repair times for starter and power

Tiny
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1988 Other Porsche Models V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 200k+ miles

Hello,
I recently had work done at the local dealership to replace the starter and starter relay. My car has a belly pan under the engine. I would like to know what the 'book time' is for this repair.
Also, I need to have 2 of the 3 power steering lines and reservoir replaced and want to know what the labor 'book time' is for this repair.
The dealership has been offering a lower labor charge and I think the times have been 'padded' to bring the cost up to the normal fee.
Please let me know.
Thank you!
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Monday, August 11th, 2008 AT 5:19 PM

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Tiny
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You will have to give me the model of the Porsche
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Friday, July 23rd, 2010 AT 7:04 PM
Tiny
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Sorry for not listing the model: 928 S4

It wasn't among the model selections, but the 928 was the only V8 Porsche until the Cayenne SUV (excluding race cars), and the 928 model in 1988 was the S4.

Hopefully I can obtain some quotes on those repairs.
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Friday, July 23rd, 2010 AT 10:42 PM
Tiny
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The Mitchell manual labor time for the starter is 2.6hr. The power steering reservoir replacement is 1.5hr. The power steering hoses is 1.9hr. That includes bleeding the system. I try to print the estimates for you but the site would not allow me to.
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Friday, July 23rd, 2010 AT 11:06 PM
Tiny
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The 1 PS line that has already been replaced is the high pressure pump to rack line (IIRC). The 2 that need replacing are the cooler line and the rack to reservoir return line. The dealership stated a 12 hour R&R time for just the cooler line- stating the radiator & most of the front area of the engine needs to be removed. A local 928 pro said 2 hours can be shaved off by just cutting the fitting ends of the cooler line (where leaks typically start) and welding on new ones.?

The reservoir being 22 years old and with 200k+ miles on it is just good insurance to replace. The small reservoir to pump line is another typical leaker with the factory hose clamp not being able to be sufficiently tightened. Since it is never going to be a concours show car -I will use a hose clamp that actually works.

Tips or thoughts on what I've been told?
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Saturday, July 24th, 2010 AT 1:22 PM

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