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Old 11-22-2007, 06:31 AM   #1
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I hate to pick on a noob but he is asking for it:

http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=258866
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Old 11-22-2007, 06:40 AM   #2
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yeah this guy is a ******* dumb dumb 150$ wasted.
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Old 11-22-2007, 10:58 AM   #3
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sucks to be dumb
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Old 11-22-2007, 11:00 AM   #4
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Hell, I'd even change the spark plugs for the $150. Of course, the guy would have to pay $7.50 per plug (parts)
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I love making money off those kind of people
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Old 11-22-2007, 11:24 AM   #6
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You have no shame or guilt in your soul and heart
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Old 11-22-2007, 11:30 AM   #7
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that's about what my dad would charge if you brought your car in with a no run complaint because you were out of gas.
minimum shop labor + materials + environment fee + stupid tax
don't see the problem myself
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+1 theres no real problem other than the guy is dumb. The guy can call any business bureau he wants, he'll lose. all the shop has to say is that they charged for diag
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Old 11-22-2007, 11:52 AM   #9
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In all seriousness, I'd figure that drying out the plug wires probably took one man-hour of time, factoring in the tech who did the work and the front-office personnel who initiated and closed the transaction and recordkeeping. Add in the opportunity cost of having a bay taken up by a car with wet plug wires and I'd say that $150 is not an unfair price to have charged the driver. For some people, it would serve as an expensive lesson in basic diagnostic thought. Unfortunately for this guy, it does not seem to have had that effect...

"to pump to water of the cylinder it was so flooded" =
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$150 isn't that bad, considering that's probably close to the hourly shop rate. I cooked an alternator washing my engine two years ago, and not with a pressure washer either. **** happens.
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You have no shame or guilt in your soul and heart
Nope.
A guy just brought me a 99 V70 with the ETS light on. He also printed out from the volvo forum where the average dealer fix cost $1100.00. I agreed to fix it for 1/2 that...

The fix... take apart the contacts at the pedal and clean them with an eraser..

Just so you know.. I really only charged him $51.00 , but I could have charged him $550 (and he would have gladly paid it)
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I did that once to the miata. This was back in 1997 (15yo) when i knew little about cars. Even then I was smart neough to pull the wires and dry the plug holes out.
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Ben is right, when I was a service manager at a goodyear store it was 80.00 pluts tax and shop fees just to look at a car.
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Fyi I had an old firefly 3 cylinder a couple years back as a field beater/jumper and after leaving it out in the rain for a good two weeks with no hood/air filter or anytype of cover to the upward facing tb came out and started it.

Granted the header shot water for a good 2mins while cranking the **** out of the engine, it eventually started and after ran fine for quite some time.

So water in the engine breaking a rod...I suppose, but not in a firefly lol.
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He's lucky he didn't F it up worse...
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