How much work do you do on your own car?

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How much work do you do on your own all-trac

Weak Sauce. i let my wallet do the work
1
1%
Beginner. oil change, spark plugs, etc..
2
2%
Intermediate. Brakes, suspension, turbo swap etc..
23
23%
Advanced. Engine swap/ clutch job etc..
40
41%
Jedi. Engine rebuilding, EMS wiring guru etc
32
33%
 
Total votes : 98

Postby Mafix » Sun Dec 18, 2005 10:12 pm

it's hard to believe that anyone is under intermediate.
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Postby silence » Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:45 pm

Mafix wrote:it's hard to believe that anyone is under intermediate.

we all were at one time :shrug:
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Postby Sifu » Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:42 am

Does it count if you've done it like a gazillion times and it still doesn't work?
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Postby RafaCalde » Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:45 am

i do everything except rebuilding, otehr than that, wiring, clutches, brakes, gaskets, etc. i do on my own shit.
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Postby Simba » Sun May 07, 2006 1:50 pm

I do everything whenever possible, and the limiting factor is usually space and/or equipment (e.g. I don't do my own paint as I don't have a booth, but I do body work and have painted cars, etc).

Started pulling wrenches with my dad when I was around 12 or so. Four Supras, two Trucks, a few 'vettes, various exotica, and one AT later, there isn't anything left I won't do or haven't done.

There are certainly things I'd rather have a shop do, such as doing a clutch or PS pump on an AT, as my time and working fingers is worth more than typical shop rates. :)

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Postby theUNYTEDone » Sun May 07, 2006 9:28 pm

bleah, now i feel like the noob...only 17, and no real engine experience until my 185 ownership....then i was totally IMMERSED in everything! done pretty much all the do-able work for someone of my caliber (not a very HIGH one)...but stepdad walked me through everything that was a little iffy...(hes an old school grandmaster rally driver)hehe...but! the quest for knowledge never ends.
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Postby xeladur » Mon May 08, 2006 7:27 pm

theUNYTEDone wrote:bleah, now i feel like the noob...only 17, and no real engine experience until my 185 ownership....then i was totally IMMERSED in everything! done pretty much all the do-able work for someone of my caliber (not a very HIGH one)...but stepdad walked me through everything that was a little iffy...(hes an old school grandmaster rally driver)hehe...but! the quest for knowledge never ends.



I am right there with ya :D I am barly halfway. But, school and work make for no car time. I have plent of peeps to show me how to rebuild engine ect. just need the time and $$$
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Postby wizzards581 » Mon May 08, 2006 10:35 pm

im just so far motor swaping, clutch, etc... basic bolt ons. im looking for rebuilding in the future. i cant afford tools yet.
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