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How long to do fuel line replacement?

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How long to do fuel line replacement?

On average how long should it take to do such a task. I have a Hyundai Sonata 2002. Need to know so when I call around I don't get screwed over. Thanks guys!
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Regardless what the back yard wonders will tell you how quickly they can do it, I would say that, if the tank does not need to be removed,they will charge at least 2 hours labour. If the tank needs to be drained, removed and reinstalled, add a couple more. You will be charged against the flat rate book, not how long it actually takes.
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I am pretty sure the tank has to be lowered. Would the various shops be able to give me an estimate if I call around?
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bber25 wrote: I am pretty sure the tank has to be lowered. Would the various shops be able to give me an estimate if I call around?
Some may make an attempt at an over the phone estimate but, I would question the accuracy. This is one of those jobs that can take a little while or it can take a long time, depending on how much corrosion there is, how difficult it is to remove connectors and clamps, how difficult it is to take the tank out and if the tank clamps don't fall apart etc.
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Pete Coach, thank you for your expertise, do you have any recommendations of some good shops that might be available for reasonable price in Nova Scotia? I find my dealer rates are high, like $85/hr and CT I don't trust anymore.
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$85 per hour dealer rate is not that bad. Most dealerships here in the GTA are a good $100/hour and quality independent shops are around $70/hour.
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bber25 wrote: Pete Coach, thank you for your expertise, do you have any recommendations of some good shops that might be available for reasonable price in Nova Scotia? I find my dealer rates are high, like $85/hr and CT I don't trust anymore.
Geez, I was just in Halifax last week.
No, I don't know any shops down there. Look in the yellow pages for someone that deals in gas tanks, they generally will do fuel lines as well. $85 an hour is standard.
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6-7 yr old car needing new fuel lines? Wow, must be the salt water air!
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Pete_Coach wrote: Geez, I was just in Halifax last week.
No, I don't know any shops down there. Look in the yellow pages for someone that deals in gas tanks, they generally will do fuel lines as well. $85 an hour is standard.
$85 is amazingly cheap! I think the local Pontiac dealer is $110-120..
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scouzer wrote: $85 is amazingly cheap! I think the local Pontiac dealer is $110-120..
It must be very expensive in Edmonton, I pay $105 per hour at my Mercedes dealership. My Son charges $80 at his Kia dealership.

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