- Jun 24, 2009
- Loveland, CO
So i dont really have the time to do this myself and was quoted $350 by a local shop to replace it. Does this sound reasonable, or should I look around.
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just about to do this myself....getting the gasket from Cdan.
It's tricky, if you have AC, the Alt and AC compressor brackets have to come off and the dizzy cap has to come off (at least - may need to remove and restab the dizzy, haven't looked closely) there are hard coolant lines that need to be out of the way...PCV lines in the way...a lot of hard to get to surface prep to do....
$350 would be a correct quote to do it properly, I would think. Will they do it that carefully? I don't know...
Just did this job today. I tried to get away with just the dizzy cap, but the whole thing had to come out. At least on my fj60 there was no way to avoid it. Just couldn't get the side cover out any other way. I was able to leave the coolant lines and just pull them out of the way. There was enough play.
PITA job, but worth saving the $350 if you have the time.