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 Post subject: how much to replace water pump?
Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:21 pm 
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im up for a water pump on the EB and want to know roughly how much i should be charged, so i dont get ripped. im getting it done at ultra tune and i figure that im up for roughly $60ish plus 10pc for the pump and an hours labour at say $60? so to me id think im looking at 150ish,inc coolant all up or am i wrong there?. just so the dont say something like $500 or try to rip me like ive read about on fordmods! lol

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Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:26 pm 
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Spend $60 on the pump, 20 on the coolant, 10 on some silastic, 20 on some beer and borrow some tools. Do the job yourself, its relatively easy and save some dough. You'd be lucky to come out of it for less than $200 otherwise. Just remember that if you still have the clutch fan, you will need a 24 mm spanner and a big hammer to undo it and its a left hand thread. Undo this first.
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 Post subject: Re: how much to replace water pump?
Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:23 pm 
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Where do you all get this ridiculous idea that labout costs are $60/$65 an hour????
Move out of the 80s people,


Cost of pump
Labour at $85/$100 an hour 1.5 hours should cover it drive in drive out.
coolant, at around $10/L for good quality long life nulon and you'll need 4L
and you probably pay an environmental levy of about $6 do dispose of the waste coolent

 

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 Post subject: Re: how much to replace water pump?
Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:26 pm 
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Exactly. I was working in a workshop in country SA 5 yrs ago and we were about 90 an hour. However it only takes an hour for me to change a water pump so thats what I based it on.
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Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:33 pm 
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I work of worst case, How crusted on the gasket is, how long will it take to properly flush a gunked up cooling system ect, Quote worst case and charge what it takes (may end up costing less then the quote). instead of quoting best case and possibly putting your self in a situation of charging more then you told the customer OR loosing money on the job.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:47 pm 
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so around $200 ballparking then? i dont have the knowhow to do it myself, i have the haines book but i also dont have the tools to use but mainly its knowhow, its a touch out of my leauge, but its good to know what im on for,,
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Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:52 pm 
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fairmontghiaeb wrote:
so around $200 ballparking then? i dont have the knowhow to do it myself, i have the haines book but i also dont have the tools to use but mainly its knowhow, its a touch out of my leauge, but its good to know what im on for,,


$200 is about the cheapest you'll find. but expect some to charge almost $300, The question you need to ask your self is "why is the other guy so cheap"
Pump $60ish
labor $100 - $150 (depends on labor rate and the time it takes to do YOUR pump)
coolant $40 - $50 (depends if they use s**t coolant or not)
consumables/enviro levy $7.50 - $15

Walking in with an i read it on a forum/internet attitude is likely to put the cost to the upper end of the cost scale.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:53 pm 
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I'd get a mate who knows how to turn a spanner to do it for a carton. Its an easy job that even a newby should have a go at. Its the only way to learn.
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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:38 am 
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fairmontghiaeb wrote:
im up for a water pump on the EB and want to know roughly how much i should be charged, so i dont get ripped. im getting it done at ultra tune and i figure that im up for roughly $60ish plus 10pc for the pump and an hours labour at say $60? so to me id think im looking at 150ish,inc coolant all up or am i wrong there?. just so the dont say something like $500 or try to rip me like ive read about on fordmods! lol

any advice appreciated!

thanks


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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:56 pm 
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[quote="dazza027"]I'd get a mate who knows how to turn a spanner to do it for a carton. Its an easy job that even a newby should have a go at. Its the only way to learn.[/q

i wish! none of my mates are that into cars!
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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:13 pm 
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Mate I have to change the seal on my ed's water pump as well. The seal on mine has gone after flushing the cooling system last weekend, which is to be expected. The previous owner really didn't care bout the car. Anyways, did you end up trying it yourself? I'm going to attempt mine next weekend. The best way to learn, and save yourself coin is to attempt things yourself. I saved myself $400 with everything I did last weekend, just ashame the water pump seal decided to give out lol.

 

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EL___Fairmont wrote:
fairmontghiaeb wrote:
im up for a water pump on the EB and want to know roughly how much i should be charged, so i dont get ripped. im getting it done at ultra tune and i figure that im up for roughly $60ish plus 10pc for the pump and an hours labour at say $60? so to me id think im looking at 150ish,inc coolant all up or am i wrong there?. just so the dont say something like $500 or try to rip me like ive read about on fordmods! lol

any advice appreciated!

thanks


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May need to spend more on tools if none are available. Not many average Joe Blows have a 24mm spanner handy.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:08 am 
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phongus wrote:
EL___Fairmont wrote:
fairmontghiaeb wrote:
im up for a water pump on the EB and want to know roughly how much i should be charged, so i dont get ripped. im getting it done at ultra tune and i figure that im up for roughly $60ish plus 10pc for the pump and an hours labour at say $60? so to me id think im looking at 150ish,inc coolant all up or am i wrong there?. just so the dont say something like $500 or try to rip me like ive read about on fordmods! lol

any advice appreciated!

thanks


TIP--Buy a gregory's manual for $35 dollars and you will save yourself alot of coin.....


May need to spend more on tools if none are available. Not many average Joe Blows have a 24mm spanner handy.


Actually it's 32mm lol, at least all mine have been 32, lol.

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Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:37 am 
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Gab1 wrote:
phongus wrote:
EL___Fairmont wrote:
fairmontghiaeb wrote:
im up for a water pump on the EB and want to know roughly how much i should be charged, so i dont get ripped. im getting it done at ultra tune and i figure that im up for roughly $60ish plus 10pc for the pump and an hours labour at say $60? so to me id think im looking at 150ish,inc coolant all up or am i wrong there?. just so the dont say something like $500 or try to rip me like ive read about on fordmods! lol

any advice appreciated!

thanks


TIP--Buy a gregory's manual for $35 dollars and you will save yourself alot of coin.....


May need to spend more on tools if none are available. Not many average Joe Blows have a 24mm spanner handy.


Actually it's 32mm lol, at least all mine have been 32, lol.

Gab


Not sure why I said 24mm, but what I was getting at is that not many people have that lying around :P :lol:. 32mm socket/spanner ain't cheap!

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:47 am 
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phongus wrote:
Gab1 wrote:
phongus wrote:
EL___Fairmont wrote:
fairmontghiaeb wrote:
im up for a water pump on the EB and want to know roughly how much i should be charged, so i dont get ripped. im getting it done at ultra tune and i figure that im up for roughly $60ish plus 10pc for the pump and an hours labour at say $60? so to me id think im looking at 150ish,inc coolant all up or am i wrong there?. just so the dont say something like $500 or try to rip me like ive read about on fordmods! lol

any advice appreciated!

thanks


TIP--Buy a gregory's manual for $35 dollars and you will save yourself alot of coin.....


May need to spend more on tools if none are available. Not many average Joe Blows have a 24mm spanner handy.


Actually it's 32mm lol, at least all mine have been 32, lol.

Gab


Not sure why I said 24mm, but what I was getting at is that not many people have that lying around :P :lol:. 32mm socket/spanner ain't cheap!


32mm spanner from supercheap = $17 :wink:

You do have to grind it down a bit to fit into the gap.

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