Book Time VS Automotive Technician if it Goes as Planned

Book Time VS Automotive Technician if it Goes as Planned


today I’m crazy performance repair we are gonna be replacing a exhaust manifold on this Jeep it is a 97 Jeep Wrangler with the 4 liter in order to do this job the intake manifold has to come off and the intake gasket is also the exhaust gasket so it’s an interesting design stay tuned and watch me take this thing apart okay so I’m gonna start from the top on this vehicle we have to pretty much disconnect everything related to the intake now these we keep vehicles are kind of unique in the respect to these power steering pump here it is bolted to the intake manifold it’s a little bit weird but no big deal so I have to take the belt off I have to take the air horn here off I got to take some electrical connections down I’m actually probably gonna pull the intake completely off just to get it out of the way because it’s gonna be easier to pull that exhaust manifold out through the top and then through the bottom so let’s go ahead and get started with this and see if it takes as long as booked time claims it does there’s booked time claims 4.2 hours to do this job that is a bit crazy I think but that’s what I get to get paid for it so let’s go ahead get started and we’re gonna start the clock I’m gonna be taking lunch in between if it takes 4 hours and actually I’m going to be taking lunch in between anyway I got to wait for the parts not gonna show up so later today so it is 10:14 now so it is 10:14 right now let’s go ahead and get started that’s 10:14 a.m. and I’m gonna grab my tools and we’re going to time-lapse a little bit of ripping and tearing on this thing [Music] [Music] [Music] all right so I totally dropped the ball here at 11:02 probably 10 minutes ago or so I started another video for you guys and I totally forgot to you know let you know what time it was before I started that video so there you have it that’s how long it took me to take it apart I started cleaning this but I started a video as well on cleaning gaskets it only took me an hour to get all of it apart which obviously isn’t bad so you saw that I had to use a cut-off wheel down in the bottom here and the reason I had to do that boy is it echoey in here the reason I had to do that was because one of the bolts thread must have rolled or something I started impacting it it turned a little bit and then I got stuck but it really doesn’t matter because that’s part of the exhaust manifold all right so here is the parts that I pulled off the intake and the manifold no you can see the manifold here that hole is totally belongs with this you know sarcasm anyway you can see the manifold here have some pretty nasty cracks on here and that’s why we’re replacing it it’s obviously brittle and junk now this style of manifold being a steel manifold where it’s steel tubing welded together it would be really easy to go ahead and weld it and fix it but considering how badly this is cracked and it’s in several you know two spots for sure and it’s going around here and it’s coming up here you know it’s it’s cracked pretty bad so it’s not worth trying to fix it because it’s just gonna happen right next to it or somewhere else so you don’t bother repairing repairing this it’s really not gonna do you any good on this particular scenario here’s the bolt that I had to cut now you can see it’s pretty rusty oh wow I can feel the difference right where the nut was it’s way higher or way thicker than anywhere else even here or here so that’s kind of interesting but anyway so there’s that now the intake manifold I gotta move clean out the gaskets gasket surface I’m gonna clean that up then I got to make sure there’s no debris caught in there and I’m probably going to go ahead and clean this up a little bit though that’s not necessary so as far as being a time frame scenario on this particular vehicle seeing how long it takes I am going to include the time for this as a separate time so I’ll take and I’ll you know clean this to the minimum included on the normal time I’ll record the time then I will clean the unnecessary cleaning that I just do because I like things meticulous and clean I guess and I will include that on a separate time so the fastest time done and the proper above and beyond for the customer time that gets done so we’ll go ahead and continue this I have already included more than enough for that gasket there so I’m not gonna include cleaning the gasket surface there because I only have another minute maybe of guest cleaning to do so I’ll just include that other 10 15 minutes of gasket cleaning video that I started on this one and yeah then I’m gonna head to lunch pretty soon here and we’ll continue the video when the part shows up so we’ll keep track of all the time to see how long they’re actually tasting so it’s the 11:26 I already started cleaning this my bad but I only started a little bit I just got the corner and then I’m like oh yeah time so yeah here we go I’m gonna go ahead and get this manifold cleaned up here [Music] all right there you have it 1132 so didn’t take very long at all I cannot pre clean this manifold it not spotless by any means but it is a lot cleaner than it was so I’m comfortable with it I’m gonna go ahead and flip this upside down a drain and dry out because there is a little bit and a couple of the electrical connectors right so high school eat a little in there so there’s that now I’m gonna grab myself some lunch and then we’ll be back to continue this video all right we can see the time there 149 I just got the part so I got to eat my lunch and now I got the part but I just stood up here to see if it was fish just to make sure everything looks like it’s lining up and it does so I’m gonna go ahead and start putting this together at 150 yeah and we’ll see how long it takes [Music] [Music] okay so the time is 243 I have to go run and pick up my kid from school so I’m quitting right here for a little bit all I have left to do is the exhaust though so I really don’t have much time left so I did it pretty quick I would say that this book time is a good paying book time and this is the second time I’ve done one of these I think I did one quite a few years back but it’s been a long time since I’ve actually worked on one of these mortars I don’t see them very often anymore they pretty well phased out so there’s that all right I’ll see you when I come back all right you step back so I’m gonna go ahead and get started I’ll start with putting some tools away cuz that’s also got to be included in the tech time here so I’ll go ahead and get that done and then we’ll get the last part attached and fire this thing up [Music] alright say just saw a time 324 I am not sure what this job added up to as far as time goes out to check on the footage just because my memory isn’t that good but anyway it did not take no for point two hours by any stretch of the imagination so with that the job is completed I put all my tools away I still gotta finish shut the hood but before I do that I’m gonna start it and hopefully we have no leaks well I certainly do not hear any weeks I did notice a little bit of a misfire at first so I snapped the throttle and that was simply because I think the fuel rail just has some air in it this is a returnless system Wow smokes quite a bit oh I bet that’s the oil burning off anyway so there’s that it’s uh the job is completed and so being the job is completed I am going to go ahead start editing video after this I have another video I will link it up here of doing the driveshaft on this vehicle so the time lapse we are also going to consider the fact that I did a lot of video playing around obviously I have to move the camera around that takes time so we’re gonna have to theoretically subtract time from that if I were just doing the vehicle and not worrying about you guys in the video so with that like share subscribe and I hope to see you on another video thanks for watching [Music]


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