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Old 01-04-2013, 01:12 PM   #11
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have a 2005 buick century also obeen told thermosat needs replacement 3.1 say its a 2 hour job does that sound about right

Not even close. Should be 1/2 hour at most. Drain coolant, undo two bolts, clean gasket surface, install new one and re-fill radiator. Get a second quote.
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some of the smaller 6'* are difficult to get to, this may be one of those. i remember having to take the throttle body off to get to the bolts on my buddies grandam
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On the 3.1 the thermostat is behind the crossover pipe. I just replaced the one on my malibu. It is a pain to get to the bolts and takes some messing to do it. I also had to remove the crossover pipe shield to get anough clearance to get the housing out over the thermostat. It not really hard just in a tight area. You have to remove the air box first.
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