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1968 Chevy Big Block labor questions

How many hours should each of these jobs take a professional to do?


* removal of an old fuel pump and replace with a new one

* installation of a new thermostat (and gasket of course)

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How many hours should each of these jobs take a professional to do?


* removal of an old fuel pump and replace with a new one

* installation of a new thermostat (and gasket of course)

My best estimate would involve more info here. As in, what kind of vehicle? Some can be done in 20-40 minutes, and I'd bet that most guys on here have had those days when it can take a solid weekend. Heck, I've got a '97 C1500 5.7 Vortec that I can change the waterpump in 1 hour flat.


BTW, this probably belongs in the general rooding tech section, not the garage tech. Not trying to be a stick about it.


In a while, Chet.
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if its just a big block setting on a stand, the thermostat should take about 5 min, 2 bolts? thiss only if they come out, if they dont and you break them your looking into more time.

Fuel pump, mechanical or electric? I'm guessing that because of age its mechanical and sitting right on the side of the engine, 2 bolts again. most newer cars have electrical that are located in the gas tank and you can't reach them without dropping the tank.

Again i'm assuming the engine is out of the vehicle, but if not it still shouldn't take that long on and older car like you said
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To re & re a thermostat housing, clean old gasket, replace t-stat and fill & bleed cooling system should be .5hr
To replace fuel pump 1.0hr
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