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Old Oct 04, 2012, 09:08 AM
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This is why I don't service engines even though I considered it at one point. $95 is a fair price if can't do it yourself. The 45-60 minutes estimated is fair, but there is overhead. So the $60/hr shop rate, plus parts, plus shipping is expected. You simply won't bill 8 hours a shift consistently (we see those can't get the wrist pin or sleeve out threads here). Shipping anything is $9-$12 today if you haven't check rates in the last 5-6 years. If you haven't run your own business or been directly involved in operating one, it's hard to understand the costs involved. That makes the price look high.

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