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Question upgrading my coolant system of my 2005 Excursion

Hello, the radiator on my 2005 Excursion is leaking where the plastic is crimped to the aluminum tank. I decided to upgrade the coolant system with Bulletproofs radiator, water pump, 7.3 manual clutch fan, thermostat and new degas cap. Also putting on an IPR coolant filter. Can anyone give me an idea of how many hours it will take the mechanic to do all this? I watched youtube videos of the IPR coolant filter and it seems 2-2.5 hours time is needed there. I watched a video on the radiator replacement but did not get an appreciation of how long that would take. I asked the shop doing the work for a quote and all I got was "we'll charge by the time it takes us to do it" plus materials. I would just like to get an idea of what the time should be. Thanks, Rob
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I did the radiator myself in about 30-45 minutes. The water pump will take a bit longer due to getting to it. If he is replacing the clutch, he will have easier access to the water pump. My guess would be in the 4-6 hour range.
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I did the radiator myself in about 30-45 minutes. The water pump will take a bit longer due to getting to it. If he is replacing the clutch, he will have easier access to the water pump. My guess would be in the 4-6 hour range.
Concur, thinking a 1 day job, less if all goes well.
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Thanks for the replies; it gives me a good idea what to expect. Rob
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Find a new shop. Any competent tech can look at a job and quote you pretty accurately on R&R items. The coolant filter might be the determining factor with shop rate. If you don't have the new ELC coolant consider that as well, or refill with GOLD if that is what is in there and you don't have the money for the flush, refill etc.

The shop you are dealing with appear to be incompetent or crooked....my opinion

6-8 hrs is my guess but if you add a flush and refill with ELC 10 hrs easy with all the other stuff



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Hello, the radiator on my 2005 Excursion is leaking where the plastic is crimped to the aluminum tank. I decided to upgrade the coolant system with Bulletproofs radiator, water pump, 7.3 manual clutch fan, thermostat and new degas cap. Also putting on an IPR coolant filter. Can anyone give me an idea of how many hours it will take the mechanic to do all this? I watched youtube videos of the IPR coolant filter and it seems 2-2.5 hours time is needed there. I watched a video on the radiator replacement but did not get an appreciation of how long that would take. I asked the shop doing the work for a quote and all I got was "we'll charge by the time it takes us to do it" plus materials. I would just like to get an idea of what the time should be. Thanks, Rob
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Hello, the radiator on my 2005 Excursion is leaking where the plastic is crimped to the aluminum tank. I decided to upgrade the coolant system with Bulletproofs radiator, water pump, 7.3 manual clutch fan, thermostat and new degas cap. Also putting on an IPR coolant filter. Can anyone give me an idea of how many hours it will take the mechanic to do all this? I watched youtube videos of the IPR coolant filter and it seems 2-2.5 hours time is needed there. I watched a video on the radiator replacement but did not get an appreciation of how long that would take. I asked the shop doing the work for a quote and all I got was "we'll charge by the time it takes us to do it" plus materials. I would just like to get an idea of what the time should be. Thanks, Rob
All this is fairly easy with basic hand tools, local auto parts will loan you the clutch fan tool. Save yourself a pile of cash if you do it yourself.
If you're getting all that done, don't let them put Ford gold/G-05 back in it. You want Cat EC-1 spec ELC,
Rotella, Delo, Cat and Texaco are all good, you'll need 4 gallons of concentrate, actually 3 1/2 gal for the truck and if you top off the remaining 1/2 gal with distilled you'll have a full gallon of 50/50 for top off in the future.

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Thanks everyone for the replies. I had already flushed my coolant system and switched to Rotella, also got it from tractor supply at the $17+ per gallon. The reason I wanted to know about how long the process would take is to check it against what my bill will come to. In the past I have used this shop and they have been fair to me. I just wanted to get a ball park figure of the cost so I could take enough out of my savings account; I prefer to pay cash rather than use a credit card. This forum site is awesome. Rob
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If they are good, I would say 4-5 hours. That said, who knows what complications there might be. Sometimes an owners "mods" can get in the way and add some time!!
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And now for the rest of the story. All went well, they started on it this morning and were finishing up before noon and all that was left was to put the new radiator in. When they pulled it of the box the radiator was bent and 3 of the outlets where the hoses went on were smashed. Sent pictures to Bulletproof diesel and they packed up a new one and sending it priority over night; no charge. Great company, great service. Should have my Excursion back by the end of the day tomorrow. Looks like Fedex used the radiator as a tackling dummy.
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