Some OEM repair procedures may indicate various welding techniques in different areas of the repair for a single component. Examples may include a single or combination of STRSW, MAG, MIG or CuSi Braze welding. Consideration to set up and perform a destructive test weld on a single type of weld or multiple weld types may NOT be included in published labor times.
CCC/MOTORS Labor Time premise states: “Welder set-up or preparation” is NOT INCLUDED.
Audatex DBRM Page 44 Section 4-2 Labor Exclusions “Setup of welding equipment, welding materials and/or test welding”.
Recent Mitchell Inquiry 15359 states, “We do not provide information regarding the performance of destructive weld testing. This will be reviewed for consideration in future Procedure Page updates.”
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