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View Poll Results: Do you work on your car yourself?
Yes 21 56.76%
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I can't even change my own oil! 1 2.70%
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Do you work on your car yourself? Poll.

Well. Do you?

I do. I would never let anyone else touch my car.

A friend of mine and I think that guys who don't know how to repair cars are not real men.

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I'm with you. I do 99% of all the work on my car.
And, I agree again, a man isn't a man if he can't work on a car. Especially his own.
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Well. Do you?

I do. I would never let anyone else touch my car.

A friend of mine and I think that guys who don't know how to repair cars are not real men.

I work on some of my cars myself. My 05 Mercedes I dont touch that much. I dont work too much on my cars due to time. I do when the time comes around but its not too often..Guys who dont know how to repair cars are not real men? Well I would like see most guys or girls come and service my Maserati, Porsche or Corvette

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Funny part I do also house repairs. 95% of customers calling me for clogged sink or squeaky door are women.
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I do most of the repairs myself. Every now and then, I will pay someone to work on the cars especially if my own work is busy. There are also times when you have to know your limitations. I do not know how to do bodywork so rather than making a mess, I pay the professionals.
At the beginning of last summer I had an oil leak I could not track down so I sent my w126 in to a repair shop.......maybe one other time in the last 5 years or so.

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Funny part I do also house repairs. 95% of customers calling me for clogged sink or squeaky door are women.
I started out as a carpenter in my teens and later moved into car audio. The thing that got me the job at my first audio shop was my ability to build speaker boxes and do fiberglass work. So from there I learned everything else about car audio that I didn't know already. I still do carpentry work on the side to make money. I'm also a damn good painter.

My father taught me at a young age how to work on cars. I've been working on car's since I was 10 years old. By the time I was 14 I was rebuilding Buick 231 v6 engines for a race buggy we had. My father and I have built some very fast Chevy's and Pontiac's in our time. I really enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done. Since I've always been a mechanic of sorts I've collected a ton of tools. I have 6 tool boxes full and could use a bigger roll-away toolbox. I want a big bad ass box like I see at Lowes and Home Depot



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I embarrassed the shit out of my wife last week when we were in Lowes and I started hunching that particular model toolbox.

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I haven't been to the dealer but to improve superseded software.

However, aged as I am I teach and supervise a man I hired as driver and junior mechanic. I seat on the side and watch him detail the car, change and purge brakes, change fluids, and do whatever is on deck and we prepared for.

The dealer has threatened to do nothing. Anyway I think I can win any controversy that might arise with my engineering background and reasonable margins of rights under law.

With the dealer not worth much, I have a song and dance act to find parts and sundries, but digging deep enough sources for materials hard or easy to find are located. So, so far, so good.

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Well. Do you?

I do. I would never let anyone else touch my car.

A friend of mine and I think that guys who don't know how to repair cars are not real men.
yea that may be true but i highly doubt you could fix half of the cars i fix everyday at MB. doing small stuff in your drive way is nothing, i would like to see you rip apart a bi turbo v12 and rebuild it without any help or instructions
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Sure I could. Drive it on over and bring your own tools.

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