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View Poll Results: How much mechanical work do you do yourself on your car?
The Whole Thing: I cast the block myself. 17 19.10%
The Majority: Brakes, radiator flushes, tranny service, timing, etc. 25 28.09%
The Minority: Oil change, Air filter, Spark Plugs, etc. 37 41.57%
The Nothing: I don't even air my up my own tires. 10 11.24%
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:34 PM   #41
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I can do routine maintenance but that's about it. I can build just about anything with wood or fix just about anything around the house though... just never got into engines that much.


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Old 10-22-2008, 08:00 PM   #42
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Do you go on VWVortex? That forum is the only reason that I still have my car. They are really easy to work on.

You can use a nylon rope to compress the valve springs.

lol yeah Dans site is amazing I use it and the Bentley to do about everything. I only venture onto the vortex to pick up used parts from the classifieds I can't really stand the people on there. Everyone tells you to lower it and change the wheels.

Yeah I slipped last night and gouged the crap out of my lifter bores so I think I may need a new head.


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Old 10-22-2008, 08:03 PM   #43
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Skills-wise I'm probably the "majority" option.

However I usually just pay a family member to do the more time consuming stuff, and end up performing only the minor stuff myself. Depends on my mood, doing a little work on a nice fall day is relaxing... doing the same work in the middle of winter is worth paying someone else IMO.
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Old 10-23-2008, 02:12 AM   #44
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I can't really stand the people on there. Everyone tells you to lower it and change the wheels.
I must admit that MK3's do look much better lowered. Yeah, the general attitude on that forum is hate hate hate. I switched to this site. Everyone here is much more positive

I actually got to meet Dan in person. He's a really cool guy. He sold me my suspension. His car is sick.
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What you don't like the 4x4 look? Just a bit of wheel gap
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I voted for the "I cast the block myself" one, which is not that far from what I do. I've replaced the clutch in my daily driver in my garage, rebuilt an engine, replaced suspension pieces, a hub/bearing once, alternators, thermostats, fuel filters...you name it I've probably done it. The only thing I don't do is state inspections, mounting tires, and alignments, as those either require state certification or really expensive equipment.

I as well have a Saturn SL2, a 2000. Small world!

And for those of you guys that like DIY cars as well as DIY beer, I give you Grassroots Motorsports Magazine. The best car mag EVER. Only one magazine would feature a Honda CRX with a Chevy 350 in it on it's cover.
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The best car mag EVER. Only one magazine would feature a Honda CRX with a Chevy 350 in it on it's cover.
My brother put a 305 4bbl into a Datsun 280zx. Another guy down the street has got a early-80s RX7 with a 427 crammed into it.

Thx for the link


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