PHH - Doing a little dance

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No other forum will appreciate this. I had all my last minute maintenance items done at Toyota yesterday. I had a weeping heater hose on top and the PHH on the bottom, needed a tranny drain and fill, t-case, toe adjust, and oil change. Obviously got a full coolant service too with the hoses replaced.

I went with 5-40 Rotella synth this time (good stuff!) and brought all oil and the hoses with me, including the silicone PHH.

All taxes, materials, labor, etc was out the door for $450.

They billed $200 for the PHH and other heater hose, including the coolant swap.

I was pleased!!
 
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You should be I had my PHH swapped by a shop here in town and they charged $570 but since they had never done one before the they cut it down to $270 it took them 6.5 hours to do it.
 
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it took them 6.5 hours to do it.
Any 1 banana guy could do that job in half that time on his back, on a bad day. Most people could do it in an hour and a half. Not sure I'd be letting those guys work on my vehicle.

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Any 1 banana guy could do that job in half that time on his back, on a bad day. Most people could do it in an hour and a half. Not sure I'd be letting those guys work on my vehicle.

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LOL, I've got to do mine but putting it off until I have an empty Saturday. Guess there's hope for me yet!
 
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Any 1 banana guy could do that job in half that time on his back, on a bad day. Most people could do it in an hour and a half. Not sure I'd be letting those guys work on my vehicle.

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Hey, I resemble that remark! :flipoff2:

j/k

I'm at least a 2 banana guy and it took me about 6 hours to do mine.

My forearms are just to big to get around in there without hamburger-izing them. Not to mention both clamps were facing the rear of the vehicle making them very difficult to get to.

Now that being said, I could do one now in much less time, but the first one was a pain.
 
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Any 1 banana guy could do that job in half that time on his back, on a bad day. Most people could do it in an hour and a half. Not sure I'd be letting those guys work on my vehicle.

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Yea I was kind of disappointed in that it took them so long considering I brought the parts and the really well laid out wright ups(with pics) on the best ways of doing it. the 6.5 hours did include a flush and fill but still.
 
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My forearms are just to big to get around in there without hamburger-izing them.

This is why I paid. 6'4" and 250#, I can't dream of fixing that hose without stitches afterward. I am a few bananas up the tree, just know my physical limitations! :)
 
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I'm 6'3 230+ and it only took me a couple of hours with a thermostat and a full coolant flush.

You guy need to quit being girls and change the damn thing. It sucks but the peace of mind is great.
 

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I'm 6'3 230+ and it only took me a couple of hours with a thermostat and a full coolant flush.

You guy need to quit being girls and change the damn thing. It sucks but the peace of mind is great.

I get the best of both worlds by being a girl AND getting it replaced....hence the little princess dance! :)
 

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The last one I did took about 45 minutes. I've done a bunch. Even my first one was under two hours. Knowing what tools to use and how to use them makes it a lot easier. And I have the long skinny arms needed to do it without too much trouble.
 

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