PDI Video

This is ten years old now and it’d be interesting to hear from a Saab Tech (Fudge, you there?) to get an idea as to how much this has changed.

It’s an old Saab training video from 1996 that goes through the pre-delivery inspection process.

An interesting way to kill 15 minutes at the office….

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  1. check..check..check…..and check again

    then re check what you have checked on the previous check.

    no wonder fudge is doing fudge now eh matt!!


  2. Haven’t watched this yet,too busy packing fudge for the Latrobe Winter Chocolate Festival.I’ll let it stream a while and watch it later.

    I must let you all know something about the industry though.

    In my 15 years in the trade i have neve r ever seen any technician do a thorough P.D inspection or service inspection to the manufactures specs never.

    You look at your service coupon,even for a minor service it requests the tech to inspect things like headlight alignment,wheel alignment,steering and suspension bolt torques,etc etc.Change the oil,clean the filters scan tool test and wash and road test,all this in under one hour.It is impossible to do any of the services in the quoted times,and this is what the manufacturer recomends and the service manager uses as a stick to prod you with.

    Warrenty repair times are even worse. E.G i can pull a complete dash out of a new 93 fix the rattles and put it back together clean it and set everything up in about 3 hours,which is hyper quick,warenty time is 1.5 hours and that is all we get paid for as a dealer.

    So ergo,customer pays for a 1.0 service and that is what they get,it’s not the technicians who miss things like tightening bolts to recomended torques,it’s if we did what we were ment to do we would all be sacked because we would be lucky to pump out 3 services a day at about 60% efficient.And the industry bench mark is 110% efficient.

    That is the main reason i left the industry,i just couldn’t take that kind of shit anymore,now ofcourse i just work as a consultant and mainly do very difficult complex electrical issues or NVH issues,these usualy have no time frame on them,so you can get the job done to your own satisfaction and not to someone elses unrealistic time expectations.

    Man i could go on and on about this,i should write a book about it one day.

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