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Offline Walt

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Re: Enough to make a grown man cry!!!
« on: October 17, 2013, 10:47:08 am »
We have shops around here that charge a "diagnostic fee" and then disassemble things with a 5 pound sledge, worn out vise grips and a fifth of Jack...I have had motors come in with no rings in them, rounded fasteners, missing gaskets and my all time favorite, the Stihl cylinder in a box with a guys 460 rancher. The mystifying fact to all this is the shop does a boat load of repair work and usually I only see their stuff when the customer wants it back right away or does not fall into their trap of "it is shot, let's sell you a new one".  They had one guys JD rider there for two weeks for a head gasket and when he got it back it still didn't run right, he finally got in touch with me through a friend and I put new rings, cleaned up the valves and even reassembled it with all the head bolts tight that time.
I don't think work for hire should be anything less but perfect before it goes out the door.
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