Thermostat Replacement, How bad is it? - '08 V6 AWD
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    jonnygm is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Thermostat Replacement, How bad is it? - '08 V6 AWD

    I was told by an independent mechanic that this looks like a 4 hour job but he's never done one before and it would probably be over $500.00. I was thinking of attempting it myself but here in MA it's been a little too cold. Can anyone tell me if the location on this car is particularly difficult ? I've never spend near that amount of time on a thermostat before. Thanks!

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    repnatl is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
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    Easiest way is remove strut brace and engine cover then the upper intake manifold as if you were changing the spark plugs. It is underneath that cloth like heat shield at the back of the engine. Not bad I've got it down to 30 mins on mine. Bleeding the air out takes awhile though. Not too difficult if you are comfortable with removing the intake manifold.

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