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I decided to order all the coolant hoses for my 99 C4 (got them from Pelican) as they are now getting pretty old. I stopped in at my independent shop yesterday and was told that they have done this once for another client and the labor (inclusive of a water pump R&R) was 22 hours. Anyone out there know if this is reasonable? There are a lot of hoses (and coolant vent tubes) but I'm thinking of breaking this up into smaller jobs over time if its going to cost $2K in labor to replace the coolant hoses. Any info is much appreciated, Jerry

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Yes this car has a mile of water hoses. I would surmise 15-20 hours sounds reasonable.

Some of the lines are hard lines and cannot be replaced without removing the engine.

The hoses tucked up in the front require removing a lot of paneling and are also very difficult to get to.

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