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Are you a self mechanic?
Posted 9/2/08
I do everything myself except things that require tools that i don't have... such as big machinery like presses and flow benches, and dynometers.

i do happen to work on cars for a living though :P
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Posted 9/4/08 , edited 9/4/08
yup.. having your own car.. should be ready for anythin... i guess if one does have a CAR and doesnt know self mechnic.... it's like going to an exam withOut any pen!!!! hahahahaha
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Posted 9/14/08
i can do thing like exhaust, wheels, brakes, suspension, basic engine maintance ( oil change, air filter, +++), change some parts and fan belts.
But ill stay faraway from timing belts if i get it wrong and wreck the engine i have to pay for it, if the garage did it wrong they pay, simple as that.

its not really hard to do most stuff if you got the right tools, just take your time and if your doing it for the first time, take pictures before you take it apart to help you put it all back together again, and if in doubt check with a professional
Posted 9/15/08
Umm..I don't know anything about that.
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Posted 9/16/08
i cant tune for crap T^T but wit accessport i feel like a god >=)
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Posted 11/4/08

sleepy1313 wrote:

Hey just wanted to check how many ppl here work on their own car and how much of it they do themselves.
Personally I like doing small things as long as I have help
but services and other things I leave to the pros, I'm to unexperienced to do those I'd probably fuck up my car *haha I'm 2 left handed LOL


sorta... so far I have done all the installs on my vehicles except for my transmission install in my old dakota.I don't know it all, just somethings that I have had to deal with in the past. As for the rest of the tings that can go wrong, I'm just waiting till they happen.
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Posted 11/5/08 , edited 11/5/08
i do everything except engine and trans rebuilds. i dont have the tools or facilities to do that.

if i had a place and the tools i would do those too.

im not certified but i have been working on cars since i was 12 so i have many years of hands on experience.
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Posted 11/5/08
I do absolutley everything. But I also do it for a living, along with painting cars.

I'm a co-owner of Motiv Race.(Find us at w00tparts.com). Me and Adam(other owner) do everything from suspension to builds to headwork to forced induction installs of every kind
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21 / M / O.C. So.Cal
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Posted 11/5/08
where'd you guys learn all this stuff?
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25 / M / Ohio
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Posted 11/5/08
Trial and error. our dads. forums. Lots of reading and experiece really.
Posted 11/5/08
I do all my car maintenances. When I get a new mod for my car, chances are that I installed it myself! My car is a
clean import, not your five colored Honda Civic!

I helped a buddy do a JDM H22a swap into a '95 Honda Accord recently!
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Posted 11/6/08
i try do do everything myself, from swaps,to basic boltons, to engine rebuild. i have friends who always help out too which is always a plus
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25 / M / philladelphia
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Posted 11/6/08
i try to do things myself unless it tooooooooo far out of my field of knowledge or lack of proper equipment
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33 / Pasadena Ca.
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Posted 11/22/08

LemonyPanda wrote:

where'd you guys learn all this stuff?


First it was me watching the homies or when I was at a shop I would peep the mechanics. Then when I got my first car, I started to fiddle with things. In a way I'm glad it wasn't brand new, things went bad and I had to learn the hard way. From there I started to buy Haynes manual books, then hit the forums and asked till they got pissed ant told me to either get a freaking shop to fix things or go to a class.
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Posted 11/22/08

Malikye wrote:


LemonyPanda wrote:

where'd you guys learn all this stuff?


First it was me watching the homies or when I was at a shop I would peep the mechanics. Then when I got my first car, I started to fiddle with things. In a way I'm glad it wasn't brand new, things went bad and I had to learn the hard way. From there I started to buy Haynes manual books, then hit the forums and asked till they got pissed ant told me to either get a freaking shop to fix things or go to a class.


do you know where i can learn to put body kits on cars?
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