It's just a motor swap. They most certainly should know how long that takes. Sounds like a diaper load to me if they have no clue.Yeah, but how often does a dealership have to re-install an engine? That's a pretty major overhaul.
They just got back to me.... saying 25hrs!As mentioned, here in the states there's a big book with 'standard labor rates', aka how long it takes to do a particular tasks. Most repair shops use it, even though the times are usually longer than it actually takes.
A shade tree mech can swap an engine over a weekend, I see no reason a fully equipped shop can't do it in that amount of time (or less).
Most likely, yes. Swapping the engine is often about 20% of the actual task. Disconnecting the transaxle, a massive amount of plumbing and electrical, pulling all of the engine drive accessories, and reinstalling all of it takes up the rest. Three man days of work seems entirely appropriate. It's not like the old days where you had a few wires, a throttle cable and a fuel line to deal with - not to mention enough space to sit inside the engine compartment while you were doing it. Take a look at the rat's nest in there.They just got back to me.... saying 25hrs!
Are they serious?!