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Price of Lower Intake gasket replacement

(1999 Chevrolet Venture)
in Portland, OR on March 11, 2016
The coolant has been leaking for a while, one mechanic changed the hose clamp and a couple of things the last time.
Now (2 months later) the coolant is leaking again. I took it to another mechanics that seems more trustworthy.
He says the lower intake is leaking which is a common problem on Chevy Venture from that year. He showed me and indeed it is leaking from there.
He says there is over 6 hours of labor involved in changing it, which would bring the price to nearly $800. The intake set itself cost around $120.
Is that a fair price?

Thank you.
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on March 11, 2016
this is from the Repair Pal estimator at the top of this page.also look to the right of this page.click on Problems,then click on (Intake Manifold Gasket May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil)

$882.00-$1118.00
Estimate Details
Parts & Labor Breakdown
Labor: $677.00 - $864.00
Parts: $205.00 - $254.00
Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Included Parts
Coolant
Intake manifold gasket set
Best Practices
On some vehicles, there can be an upper and a lower intake manifold gasket. In these cases, the estimate provided will be for the lower intake manifold gasket replacement, which also includes the upper gasket replacement.

Common Symptoms
An intake manifold gasket can be the source of a vacuum leak and/or engine coolant leak.

An intake gasket with a vacuum leak will often have a rough idle and engine misfires. This may turn on the Check Engine Light and set misfire and/or fuel mixture "out of range" trouble codes.

Some intake manifolds are made of plastic. They can become pitted and may need to be replaced along with the intake gaskets.
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