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Old 08-07-2012, 08:40 AM   #16
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:34 AM   #17
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I think its more about knowing your car and exactly whats in it and how and why it works. For instance, if you buy a premodded car and talk the big talk like its exactly what you wanted, but still do not understand it, then yea thats Bought not Built.

But if you got the car in a stockish or incomplete condition, (or premodded and are gonna rebuild it) and personally picked and installed at least half the things on there and can do routine maintenance then thats Built not Bought. Ive done most things to my car except for the engine rebuild. I dont have the space, time and proper knowledge acquired over the years, so I gave a shop my trust. I let AutoHQ rebuild my motor because they have done plenty while I have no experience in that area, So I paid another shop for the meticulous labor, something that they are primarily known for. I want things to run 100% and proper, like a real enthusiasts, so I would not trust my first engine rebuild in my own hands. But I did buy every single little part that I wanted them to replace or put in, and know that it was proper for my car. Then that speaks enough for something 'built not bought'.

So its more of how technically savy you are towards mechanics, than it is doing everything 100% by yourself. Lets face it, a lot of us do not have the time, space, or sometimes knowledge to do things as top notch as a professional technician. But with that said, the more you are able to do, the better.
I know how to do most of what needs to be done on the car, and I either have the tools myself or have access to them (dad's a mechanic and I've always worked on my own cars). What paying someone else to do it does for me is allows me not to get pissed off when something doesn't go right and I can blame someone else when it doesn't work. Plus it takes them half the time to do it than it would take me because I don't do it for a living.

I also agree that there are things that are better left to the experts. While I may have an idea of how to do some things, I'd much rather have someone who has done it a few hundred times, who already knows the little quirks and tricks, and has the special tool to get that one bolt... While swapping the brackets this weekend, dad had that special tool that I don't have that made that one b1tch bolt easy to remove and put back on.

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Old 08-07-2012, 09:46 AM   #18
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Kicked my wheel because the windshield sprayers do not work on my two month year old car. 2012 WRX...
Does the sprayer motor make noise? Mine stopped working randomly, and the rubber line somehow just got pinched.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:11 PM   #19
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:18 PM   #22
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All I can say is "PHEW!" Dodged a bullet yesterday. I bought the Killer B oil pickup for my 06 STI because a friend forewarned me of the impending doom, I put it off for a few weeks but got to do it yesterday... Here's how close it came to causing some harm.

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i got Rons old one. too poor to get Escort Live.
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:09 PM   #27
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Faaaaaiiiil get it now! Lol!
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Faaaaaiiiil get it now! Lol!
Too bad.

Well finally finished it without having to splice and solder.
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