Do Your own repairs and maintenance, and where do you call "uncle" ?

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    I do almost all my own work. there are some things like tires/alignment/state inspections, I can not do. Please be truthful (Avenger's Honor).
     
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    My my, been almost two weeks and I thought there would be some kind of response by now. Nobody proud of their abilities?
     
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    i try to do everything myself partly cause im cheep but mostly to learn, i have on occasion payed some repairs. exhaust not having a welder and had the motor i rebuilt and a clutch master cylinder replaced mostly cause i didnt have the time between work anymore. but thankfully i work for a tire testing facility so i have the privilege of doing my own tire and balance. the alignment is done at work too but im not the one who does it so wont rightfully take the credit there.
     
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    I do most of my own servicing, but things like brakes, steering etc i leave up to the pro's
     
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    I have no garage so I only do small repairs, like clean the K&N and change the cabin filter. If I had a garage, I'd do a lot more.
     
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    Everything I do myself from changing strut assemblies, tie rods, wheel bearing, speed sensor, ball joints, and all brakes. The hardest thing I had to do was lengthen the battery cables when they corroded and broke. Took a full day to lengthen, crimp, fix the broken bolt in the battery tray as well as realize I needed a new battery (Same battery since new, 9 years old!). Through in a new Costco battery and starts like a champ!
     
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    Thanks for responding to my long dormant thread! Good to hear from another DIY'er!
    Yes that battery situation on your sedan Avengers/200's can be a real pain! the coupe(older model) was still under the hood!..LOL
     
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    I do most of the repairs/services/checks myself.
    Depends on what tools you need and what i have. Also the weather and space can be limiting factors sometimes.
    Also alignment and yearly vehicle inspection (mot) are the things i can't do myself.
     
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    Another honest DIY'er checks in! All the way from Finland! must be tough getting dodge parts locally there!
     
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    Other than some basic parts it really means ordering them from states.
    Actually hard to even find them from Europe.
     
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    All my own work except alignment and tire balance. I have a 2-post lift, so I refuse to "call uncle".
     
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    So nice to see a new member checking out this thread!and responding to it! But I am getting a little envious now as a few members now have "bragged" of have personal HOISTS for car servicing!
     
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    I had the option of getting one free from work (they update every 2 years) we just had to pay for the removal and re-install......but needed 16ft high ceilings to be able to have them installed :( and mine are about 9ft in the garage (and our place is 2 story so couldn't just extend the roof line LoL
     
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    I keep telling my family crew that a hoist is going to be needed if they expect me to keep maintaining their cars, especially when they won't even help get out and set up the ramps that I use for most minor work. They always find other items to kill any savings to go towards getting one!:( I have gotten to the point where I tell them how much LABOR costs that I have saved them if they had a shop do the work instead..goes in one ear and out the other!:rolleyes:
     

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