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I did learn a few things. I took the 2 and 4 stroke tests. In my opinion they were way too easy. Of course you have to consider most of the people that will be taking it probably have nothing more than a high school education. When I took it I looked around the room and what I saw scared me! But you have to consider the average pay scale for most shops is maxed out at about $ 12.00/ hr unless you are the owner like us your not going to make a lot of money in the small equipment repair field. Just wait until the gov steps it up and we have catalytic converters and fuel injection on everything!!! That will separate the men from the boys.
I have been certified for over 10 years on the fuel injection units they are not as bad as you would think. Personally I think the hydro units tend to be what separates the good techs from the bad ones. I am guessing you have never taken the Briggs MST or the Kohler Expert Technician tests, they are challenging enough I know quite a lot of people that have not passed on the first try.
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What do you feel about them makes them the toughest to grasp?
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What do you feel about them makes them the toughest to grasp?
two things FEAR and the fact you have to troubleshoot with theory for the most part as you can not see it working. Most techs just throw parts at it when they rebuild them.
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