Your Level Of Repair Skills
Posted 30 September 2005 - 01:12 AM
Posted 31 May 2006 - 12:16 PM
Posted 24 February 2007 - 10:47 AM
I've learned to diagnose many prob's & know roughly what has ta be done -
but I don't have the patience ta do it myself -
I know a few guys who will do it in their spare time for $$ or ??? -
my father & younger brother love messing with cars, but they don't flip'em like I do -
they keep theirs forever -
I know where ta put the ignition key -
that's all I need ta know
Posted 08 June 2007 - 08:32 PM
Posted 08 June 2007 - 09:17 PM
Posted 25 July 2007 - 06:58 PM
One of my New Years resolutions is to be able to tear down and rebuild an engine with little to no assistance by the end of the year.
Posted 14 August 2007 - 09:43 AM
Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:07 AM
After college and with work, I just don't have the time. I find it's better to pay someone else to do it because personal time as gotten too valuable to me.
Posted 17 November 2007 - 11:17 AM
Posted 27 November 2007 - 07:06 AM
Posted 03 January 2008 - 11:41 AM
Stay clean is my motto. Hey, that's what latex gloves are for. I've been an aerospace machinist (25+ yrs ... we're the folks who take apart and put together your helicopters, 747's, space shuttles etc) and an attorney (14+ yrs bankruptcy & tax), all bunched into one person. Just because you CAN do it doesn't mean you have to / want to. The complexity of both fields are like taking apart and putting together puzzles. But after years & years ... ANYthing is bound to get old. Heck, just making it past age 50 makes it a whole lot tougher to get accross the lap pool
looking at the results surprised me. I expected Lexus owners to be unwilling to get their hands dirty! Seems I'm not the only muckyun here
Posted 02 March 2008 - 11:45 PM
So the lesson I took away, learn to do maintenance and repairs, and leave the big jobs to a good indy or dealership!
Posted 02 March 2008 - 11:46 PM
But after years & years ... ANYthing is bound to get old.
That's what I hear many mechanics tell enthusiasts who are interested in becoming mechanics. Fun to work on your car in your spare time, but once you do it for a living, it becomes a grind!
Posted 25 September 2008 - 10:26 AM
Most importantly - I will flat our refuse to go to any dealership (pronounced -> STEALERSHIP) unless there is sbsolutely no way the parts or knowledge are no where else to be found.
Hearing storeis of people being taken to the cleaners by fix it shops just burns my ***!