95 Belt Tensioner Removal & Coolant Elbow Replacement
Hey guys...need some assistance. I just developed a coolant leak on my 95 SE (Series II, Vin K, 129,000mi), which turned out to be a crack in the black plastic coolant elbow piece that goes from the belt tensioner to the LIM. I brought it over to the local dealer and am being told that to remove the tensioner & replace the coolant elbow, it is going to take 3.4 hours & run a bit over $300.
I must say, I was taken aback when they told me that. I have a friend who works in a dealership in another state who claims this is only about a 1/2 hour fix.
Can anyone who has done this verify either claim? Before I shell out a bunch of money, I want to make sure the dealership isn't trying to take advantage.
Also, is this a complicated fix? I'm certainly not a mechanic, but if this isn't too crazy, maybe I should just consider doing it myself.