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Old 06-17-2003, 05:02   #1 (permalink)
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Question Who Does Their Own Servicing?

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?
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I always do what I can on my car, I like to know what parts went in, and I enjoy doing it, besides as you say 95% of is not all that hard just a little patience and hard work.

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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.

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If you know what ur doing and can be bothered, it's definitely worth DIY. At least you know it's been done properly.
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I do the basic servicing usually myself & other bits & peices I feel capable of plus i have a good mechanic that doesn't mind showing me what to do & letting me help
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Yep I do all the work on my car myself.
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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!

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Every motor I ever had with a carby was DIY.
The ute will only go to my local trusty ford dealer for servicing .
If brakepads shag out miles before servicing , then i'll do them. Thats about it.
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Depending on what need's to be done, but I do service intervals on all my cars at 5000klm's myself.the only real mechanic I would trust on my XR8 is 160 odd klm's away.
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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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