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Old January 15th, 2011, 21:06   #1
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I'm wondering how many labor hours I can expect to be charged by a shop for replacing a clutch and flywheel on my ALH. It's a SBC Stage 2 Endurance. I know it'll vary from shop to shop, but I'm looking for an average. 6? 7?
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Old January 16th, 2011, 09:55   #2
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I think they will charge you at least 6 and maybe 8. There are those here who do clutches a lot and claim they can do it in 4-5. I just did the clutch on my car and it took us closer to 10-11 but it was our first time. I did call the one dealer I trust and they said 8 hours but then I know him so I said something like it can't take you that long and he admitted they could probably do it in 5-6 hours.
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Old January 16th, 2011, 10:25   #3
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8 hours from the dealer sounds about right. I called the dealer where I live, Northern Virginia, and a clutch replacement was $1550! I was told half was the labor charge.

I too replaced my clutch, first time, and I took a leisurly weekend to do it solo. Only paying $380 for a clutch kit and some bolts and gear oil, I saved quite a bit!

Savings for replacing your own timing belt (with a complete kit) save about the same. Dealer quoted $1550 for that too!

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It takes me 3.5 hours if I'm really hustling, using no lift, with air tools, every nut and bolt torqued to spec.
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It's 4.5 hours. Book time.
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Hello.

I'm wondering how many labor hours I can expect to be charged by a shop for replacing a clutch and flywheel on my ALH. It's a SBC Stage 2 Endurance. I know it'll vary from shop to shop, but I'm looking for an average. 6? 7?

It will depends on what book someone uses. If can vary depending on this.
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