higher price for 3.6 engine? on 2005 Buick Rendezvous

Does this estimate include the cost range for the 3.6 as opoosed to the 3.4 engine?

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estimate for what repair??

Roy
Sorry, I thought the page would be linked to my ? Water pump replacement on 2005 Buick Rendezvous CXL. Why am I getting so much higher quotes for the 3.6 engine as opposed to the 3.4? Dealership quote was over $600.00!
its ok. i have something to work with now.
water pump is about 59
labor is 1.2
thermostat, which you should do, is 18
labor on t stat 2.2 hours. this is the killer part of the price.
coolant exchange is 89

did the dealer include the thermostat??

Roy
They didn't break it down for me. I refused to have them go any further. I went to pick up the car, and they wanted to charge me $136.00 for an oil change and to check it over. Service manager eventually waived $100.00 of the bill. I don't know what their $/hr. is for labor, but it still seems that $630.00 is way out of line. The cost for this same job on a 3.4 was less than half that amount from other auto repair shops in my area, so I still am curious as to what warrants the higher cost on the 3.6. Quotes for my 3.6 were from $340.00-$420.00.
sounds about right. consider the thermostat as it most cases, it causes the water pump to fail from high pressure.

Roy
Usually if the labor time is the same then we don't list the engine's as a option.