Ever since I first purchased my first car ('79 Toyota Corolla.....don't laugh!) I've done probably 95% of the servicing/repairs on my own vehicles, saving myself a packet in the process. Who else drags out the overalls out & gets filthy?
'99 AU XR8, 17" Tickford alloys, Liquid silver, FOR SALE.
'91 EB-S XR8, pearl black, 2 1/2" sports zaust.
I used to all the time. Now I just leave it to the pros. Costs more but I really don't want to go messing about with it any more. Been there-done that. As for those who do/can, I wish I could. I guess I'm just not that capable.
hehe, it's heaps easier with a four post hoist!!
Been trained and worked with my Dad for over 20 years.
Plus having completed my trade as a fitter makes it relatively easy. Mind you, I need to learn heaps about today's EFI systems!
Original XD 351 Ute - I got one!!
HSV - I just don't want one....EVER!
My XF 3 on the tree ute is ALWAYS stuck in third......
I try to do everything myself if possible, and there isn't a great deal that I won't have the guts to do. If I don't do it it's either because I don't know what the problem is or how to find it, or if I don't have the right tool or something like that. It's good to DIY so you get to know your car and how it works, and if you break down in the middle of nowhere you might be able to fix it without help. I also try a lot of 'bush mechanics', good for when you don't have a spare or whatever...
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