Volvo exhaust manifold

Discussion in 'Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Mechanics Forum' started by mover man, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. mover man

    mover man Road Train Member

    Feb 21, 2010
    2013 Volvo 780 with a d13 engine
    Truck was towed to dealer. They said VGT actuator is seized, so need a complete turbo kit, also exhaust manifold is starting to leak.

    Since truck has 760k miles not gonna argue if could have removed and replace actuator only.

    So since turbo is going to be off. I gave the ok for both turbo and manifold.

    I realize they work by book hours, but my question is.
    1) If they dont dont have any major problems. How long should this actually take (not book time)
    2) If done separately how long would each job take in actual time not book hours.

    I helped another driver replace his turbo in a truck stop parking lot once. So I have an idea how long that alone takes in actual (not book ) time
  2. d281833

    d281833 Heavy Load Member

    May 15, 2012
    Didn’t you post this before?
  3. mover man

    mover man Road Train Member

    Feb 21, 2010
    Yes I posted before (yesterday) in a different forum, but I was asking a different question.
    I was asking today, how long this should take in ACTUAL (not book) time. If each job was done seperatly.
    The dealer gave me est of 14 total hours. (Seems excessive to me, but it is what it is)
  4. nasriza

    nasriza Road Train Member

    Feb 1, 2013
    Chicago, IL
    Turbo if everything is good I can have it swapped in an hour providing no seized bolts manifold in about 6 all together being that egr bolts will always break but if I have to replace manifold no more that 6 for both or manifold separate either way turbo comes off so. I extra charge for turbo replacement when removing manifold. I don’t see y the 14 hrs usually for me I will bill anywhere from 8 to 10.
    spsauerland, mover man and 062 Thank this.
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