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Re: [TenTec] Repairs

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Repairs
From: Wade Staggs <tvman1954@gmail.com>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Wed, 6 May 2015 01:29:16 -0500
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*I can feel where you are coming from trying to DIY everything you can. The
Garage told us that Miss Brenda's car needed a Head Gasket recently. Cost
would be about $1,800.00 ..... No water in the oil, no oil in the water and
nothing out the tail pipe. We separated the Radiator and A/C Condenser and
found the bottom half of the radiator clogged with trash. Cost to repair?
One Dollar. We took the Radiator to the Coin Operated Car Wash and gave it
a good High Pressure Wash.... Ooops we almost forgot about the Antifreeze.
So we revise that to about $18.00 ..... Stupid Orange Antifreeze! Everybody
is out to make a big profit these days........ We will Not be using that
Mechanic again.*
*                                                    73 from Wade/KJ4WS*

On Sun, May 3, 2015 at 12:14 PM, Katz Ajamas <ajamas.rn@gmail.com> wrote:

> It's a reasonable rate considering what everything else costs these days.
> There is always the DIY cost averaging approach.
> I just completed some repairs on my pickup truck. Parts cost $140. Cost to
> have repair done at a shop, parts and labor, $680. Book hours = 3. Actual
> hours for my first time at that repair = 4. If I had to do it again, an
> hour and a half maximum.
> Fixing my own plumbing, electrical, lawn mower, vehicles, and radios when I
> am able to makes it a lot easier to pay for something when it's more than I
> feel I can handle. It also gives me a greater appreciation for the guy who
> can fix it.
> 73, Bob ah7i/w4
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