Labor book time


#1

What is the labor book time for Remove and replace a gas tank in a 2000 Nissan Quest? We have bad gas in the tank.


#2

How do you know you have bad gas in the tank?


#3

No idea on labor time but more than likely in the 3-4 hour range.
Since a diagnosis of bad gas always makes me cringe a bit, what are the details behind this diagnosis?

Any shop or mechanic who has the gall to tell you “bad gas” should have a 1 quart sample in a glass jar for your inspection. Bad gas should not be a wild guess and doesn’t this vehicle have a drain plug in the tank? If so, voila. The crud always comes out first.


#4

If it’s just a liquid contaminate like water, a mechanic should be able to just suck it out with an electric siphon pump. On some vehicles they might need to remove some lines and/or lower the tank a little to get around some anti-siphoning devices, but either way a book rate for replacing the tank probably isn’t all that relevant.


#5

Any shop will tell you both that and how much they charge per hour.


#6

Per ALLDATA…

1.8 hours/which doesn’t include drain and refill tank.