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Old May 16th, 2012, 12:28 PM   #1
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Labor Time for 3.1 Head R&R

Can anybody give me the labor time for cylinder head R&R on a 2002 Malibu with the 3.1?

A friend of mine was quoted $1700 for a head gasket job and that seems way too high to me. I don't think we charged that much to do heads on the GM vans.

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Old May 16th, 2012, 12:30 PM   #2
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Old May 16th, 2012, 12:31 PM   #3
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Our current labor rate is 88.78 hr/not including parts......
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Old May 16th, 2012, 12:32 PM   #4
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Thanks. Is it me or does that seem way to expensive? Even if labor was $100/hour that is still only a grand. Unless they quoted high to give them room if the heads were cracked or something. I told my friend that she could probably just buy a used engine for way less than that.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 12:33 PM   #5
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You still at Buege?
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Old May 16th, 2012, 12:51 PM   #6
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I quoted a similar job (03 Impala 3.4) at our shop today at $1200 if the heads were ok. That includes gaskets, fluids, having the heads checked and milled etc.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 12:52 PM   #7
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You still at Buege?
That's probably what they did,and thank god no.I'm at the ranch in St Johns.
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 08:22 PM   #8
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thats about a 1200 to 1500 job at my shop it just depends if the heads r cracked or not
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Old May 31st, 2012, 05:23 PM   #9
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thats about a 1200 to 1500 job at my shop it just depends if the heads r cracked or not
x2 and like stated above that includes the cost of having the heads sent out to be checked over.
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Old May 31st, 2012, 05:54 PM   #10
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Last 3100 I did was around 1500 if I remember right. I used premium parts, did the intake manifold gasket upgrade, new head bolts, fresh oil, antifreeze, filter, and I also had the heads pressure checked and milled.

Quality work costs money.
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