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Old 12-31-2005, 12:30 PM   #11
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That 40 bucks is canadian, and probably also covers payroll taxes and benefits. The employee will see a fraction of it.
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That 40 bucks is canadian, and probably also covers payroll taxes and benefits. The employee will see a fraction of it.
yep my dad was a tech at A GM agrage.... Will is 100% correct
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do it yourself!!!!!!! spend the 500$ on some tools and a FSM and A case of Beer and try it yourself its not that hard

and labor rate here is close to 90$ at a dealership and 70-75 at a Decent mechanic
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In my area, over $65 an hour is a little steep, but 80 is not uncommon.

But I could swap your UIM in less than three hours, if that.
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Contracting out your work will cost big bucks.
The dealer has to make a profit to stay in business.
A typical Canadian tradesman makes $25 - $30 / hr. Benefits will add another 40% normally including vacation.
Most companies mark up their products 100% to cover overhead and profit. Walmart is probably the exception but certainly not Car Dealers.

So, unless you make more money than that, it makes sense to take time off work and do it yourself. A paid vacation so to speak.

As a professional, I make a bit more money than a tradesman but still prefer to do my own work because I like doing it, saving money is secondary and it'* a good stress release.
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they want 500 bucks to change my UIM lol. - THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE COST OF ANY PARTS.

I will buy a service manual and premium torque wrench for that. or fly a BC member out here for cheaper and still pay em 300 bucks to do the job for me ha ha.
Is this for the 94 Olds?

Chek into autozone or Advance Auto parts as Dorman/Motormite makes a replacement upper intake not only for the series II but also for the 93-95 3800 Vin L... See how much that unit will cost, if memory serves it will come with all of the gaskets...

Know anyone near you that could swap the intake out for you... I'm sure it will leave you with $300+ for tools and manuals...

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Bill, Average heavy duty mechanic is making 40 dollars an hour at most heavy duty shops, including ours. Benifits optional, and are deducted off gross monthly.
Remember, this isnt Automotive though, its heavy duty mechanics. Even being in parts, most experienced guys make more than experienced guys in Automotives. We sell alot of Eaton trannies that MSRP for 6000 and a 3000 core charge.
US and Canadian dollar is getting closer to each other.
However we are taxed more.
7% point of sale, and my dad for instance is taxed 49% of his GROSS Yearly income.
In other words, pretty high.
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and my dad for instance is taxed 49% of his GROSS Yearly income.
You're shittin me. What is this world comming to?
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Don't get me started on taxes..

Alberta knows nothing about taxes

Actually incremental income over about $70 K a year is taxed at 49%. The average total income tax works out to about 30%.

But then to buy anything we have to pay 14.5% tax, so 49% is pretty close.
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ok I am doing this one, what is a good torque wrench that can be had for under $100?
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