olds40316mm 10/2/2012There are always at least 2 or more labor times
1 The vw dealer under like a factory recall .a mechanic that has done this job 2 or 3 times can do it in the 3 hour with the special tools
2 the second one is the actual time it takes the mechanic to do the once
HouseCallAuto 10/2/2012All data shows 4.6 yes, Mit chell shows 3.1 and yes, that is the way this business is. This water pump if I did it would be billed at 3.8 hours just because of that. But, remember, these labor times are a guide, they are not engraved in stone.