View Poll Results: Regarding your vehicle, are you a DIY repair person?
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I do all repairs myself
I do most of the repairs myself
I do the basics (brakes, belts hoses)
I have the hubby do it
I have the wife do it
I don't do any (vehicle in warranty period)
I won't, I don't trust myself
I have too much dispoable income to be bothered
I don't drive a vehicle, I just come here to read the posts
Thread: Are you a DIY repairman/woman?
11-23-2007, 01:21 AM #11
Being an ASE Cert. Tech i kinda have to do all my own work. And all the auto related work for family members and friends, lol. Beer makes for good payment you know, lol.2005 Chevy Silverado - Bright orange, 4.8L, 2wd, reg cab, short bed, Stock for now. :glasses:
1967 Ford Mustang - Coupe, 200ci 6cyl w/minor upgrades, Stereo, Wheels, Interior, All other stock. White. First car and love her.
1967 Ford Mustang - Coupe, 302 race prep, one bad ass car but she met her maker at the track :erf:
1997 Ford Mustang Cobra - All stock, caused to much trouble with her. Well thats what the cops kept saying so i had to get rid of her.:grrrrrr:
11-23-2007, 10:26 AM #12
I do all the work myself. The wifes Jeep has an extended warranty so I get paid to work on it.1969 GMC Pickup
11-24-2007, 09:49 AM #13
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- Jun 2007
I fix everything myself unless its internal engine/transmission parts. I enjoy the challenge and am very happy when its fixed and running great. There are some things that i have done and wont do again!2004 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L auto (100k miles)
2000 VW Jetta 2.0 5speed (98k miles) wifes car
01-19-2008, 11:47 AM #14
Speaking of "do-it-yourselfers", sometimes i ask my wife to do something for me and she tells me to do it myself.1990 Chevy Suburban (4WD)
01-19-2008, 01:11 PM #15
I am deffinatly a do it yourself kinda guy...being a mechanic in the army i do have the know how and also the time (when not deployed of course) and i really do get the enjoyment out of make it work againRob
2001 Mitsubishi Galant R.I.P
2007 Chevy Silverado
2009 Mitsubishi Lancer
01-19-2008, 01:59 PM #16
I try to do all the work myself (ok 85%) . When it's my wife's car, I make her pay me........she's a good cook.Jay :happy: Waxhaw, N.C.
70 Chevy C-10 Stepside from 86 lowered 2" front 3" back, 383ci/350hp. elec. seats,functioning cowl, wood bed, hidden hitch, hidden tach, long headers, duel 3" exhaust. perform int., semi-aggressive cam (no specs.)
69 Chevy C-10 Fleetside 350 ci 3spd. mild cam, 270hp,stock.duel 2.5" exhaust. Lowered 2" made own blocks
89 Ski Marlin Boat 350 ci:party: pulling machine. 7 skiiers.
01-19-2008, 05:18 PM #17
I do everything myself except trany problems. That I bring to an old trusted friend who used to work for a trany repair shop. Problem is he won’t touch the newer electronically controlled tranies.
Technology is great, when it Works,
And one Big Pain in the Ass When it Doesn’t.
Detroit Iron Rules, All the Rest are Just Toys.
94 GMC Burban, 5.7L (350), 4X4, Auto
86 GMC Burban, 350, 2 WD, Auto
79 GMC pickup plow truck, 400, Full time 4X4, Auto
86 Pontiac Fiero SE, 2.8L, Auto, only mid engine American car
See a Pattern yet?
15 year GM assembly line worker.
01-19-2008, 05:34 PM #18
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- Jan 2008
- Ashland Missouri
I probably try to do more than i should. I`m old school and have a hard time with these modern computerized and ate up with sensors vehicles.Need to purchase a code reader i guess any idea which one would be the best without spending a fortune?Terry
2004 Tahoe (wifes)
2004 Silverado 2500HD Duramax
1997 Chevy Z-71
1953 Golden Jubilee
08-23-2008, 01:42 PM #19
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- Aug 2008
I always used to attempt everything myself, but I find as I get older I have less tolerance for being stupid. So, if its somthing that's going to be a bit of a stretch for me to figure out, rather than doing something dumb, I'll pay someone to do it correctly the first time.
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