Landseer wrote: ↑Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:36 am Anyways, at least we solved the mystery of the gasoline leaks when tank is full.Gasoline leaking from stereo is all too common.
Landseer wrote: ↑Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:25 pm The all-encompassing signature. Covers a wide range of eventualities, doesnt it!. LoLAs I wrote in the previous:
worf wrote: ↑Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:29 am I quit trying to get into the heads of previous wrenches 10 years ago.I've no doubt that Sean and I could post once per day each on the "head scratching" stuff we've found over the years and not run out of material for a long time.
Shifted wrote: ↑Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:00 am Worf thinks that there should be a thread just for his anecdotes (edit: our) anecdotes.I think you took what I wrote and ran off on a direction I hadn't intended. I even edit the post to attempt to clarify that I wasn't recommending a thread for just your 928's PO's 'tricks' nor just the stupid crap I've found.
SeanR wrote: ↑Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:02 am Rog now has to refund several thousand in orders for parts that have been on back order and now I've been tasked with coming up with a fuel line product line.FFS!
Rdon wrote: ↑Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:42 pm The sheared off screw was an added bonus, none of the holes had been tapped deep enough.Makes perfect sense if you look at my signature. It's way too much work to measure, drill, and use both a starting tap and bottom tap. <roll eyes>
Geza-aka-Zombo wrote: ↑Tue Sep 28, 2021 2:56 pm Perhaps this is not the right thread, but, who charges $600 for labor to replace a hood pad? Guess.I spend a non-trivial amount of time looking at 928's past service records. And it's always a lot of 'fun' for often-vexing, frustrating values of 'fun.' And I'm not above (in the past at least, but not so much any longer) posting my observations on BaT or forums.
Geza-aka-Zombo wrote: ↑Tue Sep 28, 2021 2:56 pm I was just talking to someone the other day at Frenzy about this - one of my first posts at the 928 forum at the other place was describing to someone how I replaced my hood pad with the hood on the car.How long did it take you? And do you routinely track your time so that you know +/- 5 minutes what it takes you? (As in, humans are extremely bad at 'extemporaneous' time tracking in hindsight.)
Geza-aka-Zombo wrote: ↑Tue Sep 28, 2021 2:56 pm I was beat down by Brown and his minions for not taking the time to remove the hood and all the old adhesive. I figured at the time he just didn't have the skill to do it and was charging the customer anyways. Confirmed on both accounts.I just checked one of my old service records. I billed 2.5 hours for removing the hood, removing the old adhesive, gluing on the hood pad perfectly straight, and reinstalling the hood and aligning it. It probably took me 3.5 hours because I really, really suck at aligning hoods and/or I'm just too much of a perfectionist. The former is most certainly true.
Geza-aka-Zombo wrote: ↑Wed Sep 29, 2021 7:19 am I guess I got lucky with my hood pad removal/install as it only took me about a half hour. I remember because it was delivered late in the day, and I installed it after work and before dinner. It was my first 928 fix.I'm gonna bet that it was closer to 45 to 55 minutes. This based upon years of observing engineers estimating, managing, and reporting their time on task.
Geza-aka-Zombo wrote: ↑Wed Sep 29, 2021 7:19 am I started to clean off the goopy stuff with a dry rag for a few minutes when I realized it wasn't necessary then wiped the entire surface with alcohol.It's interesting to know that you don't have to remove the old adhesive. It's not a best practice. But, next time I have to do a hood pad I'll offer that as a labor saving "gamble."
worf wrote: ↑Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:25 pmWell, I stand corrected.
And before you answer: On days two and three, the owner was with me handing me tools. So, no chance at padding the bill in any way.
linderpat wrote: ↑Fri Oct 01, 2021 12:23 pm Dave, Geza, Roger recommends leaving the old adhesive on when installing the hood pad, but that applies to the ones with the adhesive already on the pad.Good to know.
milrad wrote: ↑Fri Oct 01, 2021 12:45 amFor purposes of full disclosure, most of the time my labor charge for replacing fuel lines is minimal or effectively zero.
worf wrote: ↑Fri Oct 01, 2021 2:53 pmYep. Same. I include the fuel lines on a top end refresh job and that labor rate varies by a wide margin.milrad wrote: ↑Fri Oct 01, 2021 12:45 amFor purposes of full disclosure, most of the time my labor charge for replacing fuel lines is minimal or effectively zero.
As part of a full intake refresh the old lines go in the box that will become trash when the job's done and when it's time to reassemble the new lines go on.
That invoice is the only example of where *nothing* else was done except fuel lines.
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