1st radiator replaced @ ~30k Miles by Champion Ford Katy under 3yr/36,000
I noticed a huge leak two days ago from the driver side of the radiator/truck. I decided to swing by a close dealer and see what they would do for me.
Of course the pressure test confirmed the obvious, both upper and lower hoses are leaking and the radiator is bad. They said there were no current TSB's on the 2008-10 F250's for this condition and I was going to be stuck paying them to replace the radiator and hoses.
The total, $2,803.XX
I told him to get bent and explain to me why the price was so high. $875 for the radiator, assuming $100.00 for the two hoses, and the service book claims 3.0hrs for the radiator removal and replacement (including pressure test and diagnosis if truck is drivable)
So, that means ~1800 bucks for labor... which I was informed was $150.00/hr (never knew it was THAT pricey these days... I guess I'm used to doing work myself)
That means roughly 12 hours for the install
. They claim the extra hours is because I have a ranch hand bumper... BUT 9 extra hours?!??!?!?
I worry my thermostat is hyper-extended and not sure why that wouldn't be a reason why they would warranty the work. Alas, if I'm stuck paying for it, I'll run this:
Which brings me to my next question, who all is running an aftermarket, all aluminum radiator?