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    Book hours to disassemble and reassemble 4tec Motor

    Does anyone know what the book hours are to disassemble and reassemble a motor with it already taken out of the Ski? Bottom end , head , pto cover, and front oil pump cover


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    I don't know but I wouldn't want to pay it.

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    im not sure on "book time" but if nothing is stripped, broken, or seized I can get a full 4tec apart in about 1hr. Assembly is obviously way longer checking all clearances, checking ring end gap, cleaning, prepping and assembly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow 91 View Post
    im not sure on "book time" but if nothing is stripped, broken, or seized I can get a full 4tec apart in about 1hr. Assembly is obviously way longer checking all clearances, checking ring end gap, cleaning, prepping and assembly.
    What would you charge for reassembly

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    "book time" on pwc's is like a dream o meter.

    Especially when vendors often write their manuals in order to maximize shop charges

    "the manual specifies that we remove your engine to change your starter" really 4 hours for a starter on a Kawasaki?..I can do it in under an hour(on a ski that has not been asshacked)

    my hour clock starts the instant I unhook your trailer inside the shop and ends when the same happens outside, or I get a phone call, or do something else while your gaskets are drying.

    I use little electronic times to track exactly how much time I've spent on something, even when I'm working two jobs at once.

    and as it is always faster to destroy then create, I would agree on the hour to come apart, but cleaning(proper) and assembly(proper) takes far longer, as it should

    If you're price shopping/justifying, find a shop you trust and don't worry about the rest-a bargain often turns out to be more expensive. Ask my wife.

    back in the day we got about 3.5 hours to fix a leaking base gasket on a 4 cylinder motorcycle engine with dohc. Took over 6, even after we did a bunch of them
    So much for book time right?

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    Trust me, flat rate is not in our favor!!!!! BRP and Yamaha flat rates are STUPID LOW!!!!!!

    This is straight from the flat rate guide:

    CRANKSHAFT AND/OR PLAIN BEARING AND/OR RING HALF
    VILEBREQUIN ET/OU ROULEMENT PLAT ET/OU DEMI-BAGUE 8.1 8.5 8.5 8.6 8.6

    The times are different for the different GTX/S3 based hulls. The 8.6 hours is for complete removal of the upper deck, removing the engine, tear down, clean up reassemble, reinstall and replace upper deck on an aS or iS model!!!!

    BRP and Yamaha have both told us that they DO NOT start the clock unless all tools and parts are all laid out for the job, and if the guy doing the job has to sneeze, fart or take a dump, the clock stops.

    Now imagine in a busy shop trying to get this done and beat flat rate................

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    That sucks.

    Wow full iS engine rebuild in 1 day 1 person. ha ha ha ha, maybe if you put a gun to my head

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