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weatherbob

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starting a small engine repair at home
« on: May 19, 2015, 11:54:29 PM »
What kind of cost do you charge to work on small engines? And i'm going to strafed career instate is this a good school?

thanks,
weatherbob

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Re: starting a small engine repair at home
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2015, 03:04:03 PM »
Service and labor rates will vary, and depends on where your located. You'll want to find out what others are charging in your area. Here's an example:

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LAWN TRACTOR FULL SERVICE & INSPECTION: Change oil, air filter, gas, fuel filter, spark plug, sharpen & balance blade, grease, and clean deck underside.
                           $89.95  (single cylinder)
                           $99.95  (multi cylinder)
CHAINSAW SERVICE & INSPECTION: Change spark plug, remove covers and clean
internal componants, sharpen chain and adjust chain tension.
                                    $39.95
GENERAL SERVICE WORK: Shop labor rate $49.00 p/hour

DIAGNOSTIC FEE:  $35.00 per job (no charge if repairs are done in our center)

BLADE SHARPENING:  $9.95 per blade (off mower)
                      $12.95 per blade (on mower)
OIL CHANGE:  $12.95 (Single cylinder)
              $18.95 (Muti cylinder) - $24.95 with filter change

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weatherbob

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Re: starting a small engine repair at home
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2015, 09:29:04 PM »
Well i'm not that close to a school so i'm going to get a engine and tear it down and repair it, also what do you hink of the BYU independent course they have?

Also wondering can you make tool list of the some of the main tools you need?

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Re: starting a small engine repair at home
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2015, 12:18:47 AM »
Not sure what BYU independent course is. Do you have a link to the school or course? All correspondence courses will lack the hands on portion or labs. That is a big negative. Its better if you can find a community college that offers small engine repair. Even if you have to move to another state. It is easy for students to get federal student loans if you need the money, but just remember you have to pay it back and there is no way out of it.

Go to this link:

http://mmi.darladog.com/Theory.pdf

On page's 4 and 5 in the pdf file they have a tool list for students attending Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in years 1999 and 2000. MMI no longer requires students to provide their own tools, but back than students had to bring their own tools to class.
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Re: starting a small engine repair at home
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2015, 12:18:47 AM »