Re: Front diff
Something to consider.... the TSB quotes a "warranty" time... this is the
time that Ford pays to perform an operation in a warranty situation.
Just to add some insight to the situation (I'm not familiar with R&R of this
front diff), I'll mention an operation that is near and dear to my heart.
6.0 diesel head gaskets pay 14.4 hours under warranty. Having done a few of
these, I am proud to announce that I have honed my skills to the point where
I can perform this operation in a little under 24 hours. That leaves me
being unpaid for nearly 10 hours of my efforts.
Ford warranty times serve Fords purpose and may have little to do with
reality. As a tech, I know what I need from jobs I am familiar with... under
warranty, I have no choice.... in a retail situation I will set a price that
allows me to ensure that I wont be rushed into leaving other concerns
behind. If anyone feels that the Ford time is fair, I can only suggest that
they perform the task....
I can only suggest that the original poster resort to other avenues for
labour estimates. I live a comfortable lifestyle.. apparently, I can only
keep some happy if I were to live in abject poverty...