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Old 02-26-2013, 07:47 AM   #29
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"I know you know what I am talking about!"

Ahh yes, the old "flat rate" conundrum.

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"What!!! only .2hr to change the tire."

Service adviser...
"How would you feel paying the 20bucks?"

Only good answer, menu pricing...been on both sides.

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When I first started we got a straight % of customer and warranty labor rate. (book time)
I always felt it was a pretty fair, rate goes up, we got a raise.
Any GM stores still using that flat rate method?

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Old 02-26-2013, 08:03 AM   #30
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Yeah, (I'm not too close to the franchised shops anymore. I hang out in fleet customer shops a lot more than dealers in the last 20 years.) I think some the union shops will use the formula method. I think it depends on the local area and which method works better financially. But, union agreements can affect that as well.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:47 PM   #31
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That's exactly why I think a torque stick in the AS would be good:
1 breaker bar and one torque stick and one socket
verses:
1 breaker bar, one torque wrench, one socket and 1 extension. Might save a couple pounds with the torque stick combo.
You could use a torque adapter instead of a torque stick.

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Old 03-18-2013, 10:51 AM   #32
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I like the torque adapter device.

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Old 03-18-2013, 04:47 PM   #33
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Way to Go, Perry

Now I have to buy one (SIGH).
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:21 PM   #34
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How did I ever keep my wheels on all these years with one of these?.........


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Old 03-18-2013, 09:33 PM   #35
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How did I ever keep my wheels on all these years with one of these?.........


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Hi, in the good ole days it was just done by feel. "Feels tight enough for me." Never had a problem.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:20 AM   #36
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Plus.....I always knew that if I had the strength to twist 'em tight, I could most likely twist 'em loose.

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Hi, in the good ole days it was just done by feel. "Feels tight enough for me." Never had a problem.
Ah yes, "Professor Gudentite's principle!"

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Old 03-19-2013, 06:08 AM   #38
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I am an engineer and I use the Robert Cross's Cross Method and it has never failed me. About the only thing I use a torque wrench on is on something like a head gasket. I also use one for the spark plugs on my Excursion since Ford decided to put 4 threads on the spark plugs. By the way, 15 ft-lbs on a spark plug is not enough to keep it from coming out. 20 ft-lb plus is more like it. Even with 4 threads the plug will break before the threads strip. In fact the plug will fail at about 100 ft-lbs. The problem is that they get loose then let go.

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Go to NASA.gov.
Search "thread torque ".
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