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Old 03-24-2002, 12:19 PM
loubapache loubapache is offline
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Let me throw in the M103 water pump replacement.

I think the flat rate is about 8 hours. I think many techs on this forum said they can do it in 2 hours with a $30 tool (13 mm flex with a long extension).

So why the 8 hour flat rate? Are techs supposed to have the $30 tool?

Labor rate is one thing (I think $100/hr is fair) but over-stated flat rate is another. It is not fair to have over-stated falt rate to compensate for the published labor rate, IMHO.
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