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  1. #1
    Tube Audio
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    Default Labor Time R&R Thermostat 2000 VW Passat V6

    Hi

    Does anyone know what the Labor time is to Remove and replace the thermostat
    on a 2000 VW Passat V6? From All Data, another source or experience?

    Is there anything else I should have changed at the same time? The car has
    about 80,000 miles? The timing belt needs to removed for the job, should I
    expect to pay extra for the timing belt?

    How about the water pump? What would the reasonable additional time be to
    change out the water pump?

    Thanks

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    dave AKA vwdoc1
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    Default Labor Time R&R Thermostat 2000 VW Passat V6

    I have yet to do one. <:-)
    Maybe you should look at the different write-ups on changing the timing
    belt.
    www.passatworld.com should have some information

    Here are two Passat specific yahoo groups you can join too.
    vwpassat-subscribe@yahoogro........
    passats-subscribe@yahoogro........
    --
    later,
    dave
    (One out of many daves)

    "Tube Audio" <tubeaudio@..............> wrote in message
    news:nl4Al.4636$Lr6.1375@flpi143.ffdc.sbc.com...
    > Hi
    >
    > Does anyone know what the Labor time is to Remove and replace the
    > thermostat on a 2000 VW Passat V6? From All Data, another source or
    > experience?
    >
    >
    > Is there anything else I should have changed at the same time? The car
    > has about 80,000 miles? The timing belt needs to removed for the job,
    > should I expect to pay extra for the timing belt?
    >
    > How about the water pump? What would the reasonable additional time be to
    > change out the water pump?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >

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    ben91932
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    On Mar 30, 7:09.am, "Tube Audio" <tubeau...@..............> wrote:
    > Hi
    >
    > Does anyone know what the Labor time is to Remove and replace the thermostat
    > on a 2000 VW Passat V6? .From All Data, another source or experience?


    From MOD:
    TStat 3.2 hours

    >
    > How about the water pump? .What would the reasonable additional time be to
    > change out the water pump?
    >

    Water pump 4.8 hours
    HTH,
    Ben

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    mdsimon
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    Default Labor Time R&R Thermostat 2000 VW Passat V6

    On Mar 30, 9:09.am, "Tube Audio" <tubeau...@..............> wrote:
    > Hi
    >
    > Does anyone know what the Labor time is to Remove and replace the thermostat
    > on a 2000 VW Passat V6? .From All Data, another source or experience?
    >
    > Is there anything else I should have changed at the same time? .The car has
    > about 80,000 miles? .The timing belt needs to removed for the job, should I
    > expect to pay extra for the timing belt?
    >
    > How about the water pump? .What would the reasonable additional time be to
    > change out the water pump?
    >
    > Thanks


    OK tubeu ill give you an Idea of what is involved. Here is a list of
    the operations that must be done to get to the thermostat. This car
    must be put in service mode first which means the front bumper
    assembly must come off. The front fan and belts, and then the timing
    belt will then be removed to you can get access to the thermostat on
    the right front side of the engine, and don't forget the cooling
    system must be bled after the repair. 5.0 to 5.5 hours labor plus $150
    in parts sound about what it would take. Can the thermostat be
    replaced without pulling the front bumper and all the front covers
    off. Yes but no shop is going to tell you this because the operation
    is listed with the above procedure. I would also have them replace the
    water pump, timing belt and timing belt tensioner idler pulley at the
    same time. They may suggest that you replace the hydraulic timing belt
    tensioner mechanism but I have seen very few of these fail, so I would
    decline it unless they see that it has collapsed. OK tubeu lets talk
    about 6.0 hours labor and about $600 to $800 in parts. My estimate is
    approximately $1500.00 job.
    I hope this helps.
    Mike

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    Ashton Crusher
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    Default Labor Time R&R Thermostat 2000 VW Passat V6

    On Tue, 31 Mar 2009 17:28:08 -0700 (PDT), mdsimon
    <mdsimon80@..........> wrote:

    >On Mar 30, 9:09.am, "Tube Audio" <tubeau...@..............> wrote:
    >> Hi
    >>
    >> Does anyone know what the Labor time is to Remove and replace the thermostat
    >> on a 2000 VW Passat V6? .From All Data, another source or experience?
    >>
    >> Is there anything else I should have changed at the same time? .The car has
    >> about 80,000 miles? .The timing belt needs to removed for the job, should I
    >> expect to pay extra for the timing belt?
    >>
    >> How about the water pump? .What would the reasonable additional time be to
    >> change out the water pump?
    >>
    >> Thanks

    >
    >OK tubeu ill give you an Idea of what is involved. Here is a list of
    >the operations that must be done to get to the thermostat. This car
    >must be put in service mode first which means the front bumper
    >assembly must come off. The front fan and belts, and then the timing
    >belt will then be removed to you can get access to the thermostat on
    >the right front side of the engine, and don't forget the cooling
    >system must be bled after the repair. 5.0 to 5.5 hours labor plus $150
    >in parts sound about what it would take. Can the thermostat be
    >replaced without pulling the front bumper and all the front covers
    >off. Yes but no shop is going to tell you this because the operation
    >is listed with the above procedure. I would also have them replace the
    >water pump, timing belt and timing belt tensioner idler pulley at the
    >same time. They may suggest that you replace the hydraulic timing belt
    >tensioner mechanism but I have seen very few of these fail, so I would
    >decline it unless they see that it has collapsed. OK tubeu lets talk
    >about 6.0 hours labor and about $600 to $800 in parts. My estimate is
    >approximately $1500.00 job.
    >I hope this helps.
    >Mike


    This is why I prefer old and/or RWD cars/trucks.

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    LG
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    Default Labor Time R&R Thermostat 2000 VW Passat V6

    The Passat has a longitudially mounted engine, just like your old RWD cars.

    "Ashton Crusher" <demi@moore.net> wrote in message
    news:krf5t4lnnshq5dh1cu8emmd37oiabgncm4@...........
    > On Tue, 31 Mar 2009 17:28:08 -0700 (PDT), mdsimon
    > <mdsimon80@..........> wrote:
    >
    >>On Mar 30, 9:09 am, "Tube Audio" <tubeau...@..............> wrote:
    >>> Hi
    >>>
    >>> Does anyone know what the Labor time is to Remove and replace the
    >>> thermostat
    >>> on a 2000 VW Passat V6? From All Data, another source or experience?
    >>>
    >>> Is there anything else I should have changed at the same time? The car
    >>> has
    >>> about 80,000 miles? The timing belt needs to removed for the job, should
    >>> I
    >>> expect to pay extra for the timing belt?
    >>>
    >>> How about the water pump? What would the reasonable additional time be
    >>> to
    >>> change out the water pump?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks

    >>
    >>OK tubeu ill give you an Idea of what is involved. Here is a list of
    >>the operations that must be done to get to the thermostat. This car
    >>must be put in service mode first which means the front bumper
    >>assembly must come off. The front fan and belts, and then the timing
    >>belt will then be removed to you can get access to the thermostat on
    >>the right front side of the engine, and don't forget the cooling
    >>system must be bled after the repair. 5.0 to 5.5 hours labor plus $150
    >>in parts sound about what it would take. Can the thermostat be
    >>replaced without pulling the front bumper and all the front covers
    >>off. Yes but no shop is going to tell you this because the operation
    >>is listed with the above procedure. I would also have them replace the
    >>water pump, timing belt and timing belt tensioner idler pulley at the
    >>same time. They may suggest that you replace the hydraulic timing belt
    >>tensioner mechanism but I have seen very few of these fail, so I would
    >>decline it unless they see that it has collapsed. OK tubeu lets talk
    >>about 6.0 hours labor and about $600 to $800 in parts. My estimate is
    >>approximately $1500.00 job.
    >>I hope this helps.
    >>Mike

    >
    > This is why I prefer old and/or RWD cars/trucks.

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    Ashton Crusher
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    Default Labor Time R&R Thermostat 2000 VW Passat V6

    On Thu, 2 Apr 2009 07:25:01 -0600, "LG" <a@b.com> wrote:

    >The Passat has a longitudially mounted engine, just like your old RWD cars.
    >
    >


    ...., then why is it so hard to get too? Sounds like poor design.

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    mdsimon
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    Default Labor Time R&R Thermostat 2000 VW Passat V6

    On Apr 2, 8:25.am, "LG" <a...@b.com> wrote:
    > The Passat has a longitudially mounted engine, just like your old RWD cars.
    >
    > "Ashton Crusher" <d...@moore.net> wrote in message
    >
    > news:krf5t4lnnshq5dh1cu8emmd37oiabgncm4@...........
    >
    > > On Tue, 31 Mar 2009 17:28:08 -0700 (PDT), mdsimon
    > > <mdsimo...@..........> wrote:

    >
    > >>On Mar 30, 9:09 am, "Tube Audio" <tubeau...@..............> wrote:
    > >>> Hi

    >
    > >>> Does anyone know what the Labor time is to Remove and replace the
    > >>> thermostat
    > >>> on a 2000 VW Passat V6? From All Data, another source or experience?

    >
    > >>> Is there anything else I should have changed at the same time? The car
    > >>> has
    > >>> about 80,000 miles? The timing belt needs to removed for the job, should
    > >>> I
    > >>> expect to pay extra for the timing belt?

    >
    > >>> How about the water pump? What would the reasonable additional time be
    > >>> to
    > >>> change out the water pump?

    >
    > >>> Thanks

    >
    > >>OK tubeu ill give you an Idea of what is involved. Here is a list of
    > >>the operations that must be done to get to the thermostat. This car
    > >>must be put in service mode first which means the front bumper
    > >>assembly must come off. The front fan and belts, and then the timing
    > >>belt will then be removed to you can get access to the thermostat on
    > >>the right front side of the engine, and don't forget the cooling
    > >>system must be bled after the repair. 5.0 to 5.5 hours labor plus $150
    > >>in parts sound about what it would take. Can the thermostat be
    > >>replaced without pulling the front bumper and all the front covers
    > >>off. Yes but no shop is going to tell you this because the operation
    > >>is listed with the above procedure. I would also have them replace the
    > >>water pump, timing belt and timing belt tensioner idler pulley at the
    > >>same time. They may suggest that you replace the hydraulic timing belt
    > >>tensioner mechanism but I have seen very few of these fail, so I would
    > >>decline it unless they see that it has collapsed. OK tubeu lets talk
    > >>about 6.0 hours labor and about $600 to $800 in parts. My estimate is
    > >>approximately $1500.00 job.
    > >>I hope this helps.
    > >>Mike

    >
    > > This is why I prefer old and/or RWD cars/trucks.

    Ashton
    There is also a tool to lock the crankshaft.
    Tubeu there is a shortcut to replacing the thurmostat, I would call
    import repair shops around your town and compair prices. An experanced
    vw tech will know how, and save you money.
    Mike

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    Jim Behning
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    Default Labor Time R&R Thermostat 2000 VW Passat V6

    On Thu, 02 Apr 2009 22:26:57 -0700, Ashton Crusher <demi@moore.net>
    wrote:

    >On Thu, 2 Apr 2009 07:25:01 -0600, "LG" <a@b.com> wrote:
    >
    >>The Passat has a longitudially mounted engine, just like your old RWD cars.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >...., then why is it so hard to get too? Sounds like poor design.


    Luck under the hood of a Passat and it may become clear. I have a
    Jetta where changing the timing belt is relatively easy. I looked
    under the hood of a New Beetle and nothing looks easy. Engine is
    mounted the same way in a Jetta and NB. Sometimes they wrap a body
    around an engine in a way that does not make servicing an easy task. I
    think they learned ideas from the GM Monza engineers of the late 70's.

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