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Old 02-12-2017, 11:54 PM   #71
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Easiest way is to remove the intake manifold , then you can change the thermostat in 1 hr or less

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I pulled the alternator away from the block and had it done in about 45mins-1hr.

Not sure why these guys are having such issues.

Their tool sets may just be that much more slim than my 20 year old Craftsman "Mechanics" set. lol
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:18 AM   #72
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Say what you will but at least the next guy has an appropriate outlook on the time range he's looking at. Could be 45 minutes to 4 hours depending on mechanical ability. I gave an honest start to finish estimate. I'm not a mechanic by trade, nor do I work on cars every day. However, I do pride myself in doing all the work myself. My eibach sportlines/ST struts and shocks took me 7 hours to install. Is that the quoted estimate in the books? No, but it gives the slow average joe guy like myself a more real world estimate. 90% of guys are faster than me but I know my work is spot on and I don't cut corners.
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i'm right there with you, it usually takes me double the quoted time to get things done on my car but they always get done! it's a learning experience.
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Say what you will but at least the next guy has an appropriate outlook on the time range he's looking at. Could be 45 minutes to 4 hours depending on mechanical ability. I gave an honest start to finish estimate. I'm not a mechanic by trade, not do I work on cars every day. However, I do pride myself in doing all the work myself. My eibach sportlines/ST struts and shocks took me 7 hours to install. Is that the quoted estimate in the books? No, but it gives the slow average joe guy like myself a more real world estimate. 90% of guys are faster than me but I know my work is spot on and I don't cut corners.
Some guy claimed that one guy with hand tools and no lift could do a full spring swap in one hour or two at the most..I called BS on him as I myself have done this in about 4 cars and only the ones that I had pulled all that apart several times and was very familiar could I do it in less then 2 hours.

Sounds like this would be a good thing to do, at the same time as I do the intake manifold..pull manifold off, install thermostat and then go to town on the intake manifold, yee haw!!

Is this the same part everyones using? -> https://www.amazon.ca/Stant-48728-XA...ype=automotive
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Going to do his as well while everything is apart

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Yes, looks easy as pie with the manifold removed!
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Its sooooo easy with the intake off and the Intake comes off fairly easy , I have the tools , the lift but I take off the Intake to change to the 180

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Could this mod result in lower temp intake valves and thus more carbon deposits?
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I just did mine yesterday. It took about 2-1/2 hours and the worst part was getting the upper hose off after one of the ears broke off of the hose clamp. I ended up cutting it off with a die grinder but a Dremel would have worked as well or better I just don't have one. I didn't have any trouble getting the lower bolt out, the trick was using the short and medium 1/4" wobble extensions I bought ages ago from Harbor Freight. Also, definitely take out the headlight. It takes about two minutes and provides more room. The clip was a bit different, you pull the tab back towards the leads instead of push down like most connectors. If I had to do it again (and the other clamp doesn't break) I think it would take 1 to 1-1/2 hours.

If you don't have wobble extensions or swivels buy them, they are worth the $15 in time saved and you have them for future projects.
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Im hoping itll be a lot faster then 2.5 hours with the manifold off.
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