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Rate your skills - the official MVS poll

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

I am a (blank) Mechanic

Poll ended at Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:46 pm

O Rivers - I can't even pump my own gas (with apologies to NJ residents)
1
1%
1 River or Beginner - I can perform monthly checks of dipstick, coolant level, PS level
1
1%
2 Rivers - Basic - I can do an oil change, Change a tire, wiper blade, fuse, relay, lights
5
6%
3 Rivers - Mechanic I can do a full brake job, driveshaft, PCV, fuel pump
45
57%
4 Rivers - Advanced - Top end of motor, bottom end of motor, drivetrain - can often find better ways to do things than 'the book'
25
32%
5 Rivers - Expert - You know who you are. The few, the proud - mike, jimmy....and less than 10 others..and not me.
2
3%
 
Total votes: 79

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E Showell
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Re: Rate your skills - the official MVS poll

Post by E Showell » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:35 pm

Steve -- you are pure evil.👿


'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (actively for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
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Re: Rate your skills - the official MVS poll

Post by abscate » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:04 pm

E Showell wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:35 pm
Steve -- you are pure evil.👿
The missle found it’s target.

:/)


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Re: Rate your skills - the official MVS poll

Post by brunocerous » Thu May 02, 2019 12:29 pm

Too modest! Pulling a VR6 engine out of one of the most inconvenient body designs (EuroVan), plucking the engine, separating the transmission, replacing timing chains and a torque converter, and putting it all back together (well, almost) qualifies as a 4 for sure.

Or at least it will once it's all back under the hood, so maybe a 3.75 for now. :)

I'm probably a 2.8 or so, with at least 0.8 of that from watching you!
theWIFES_S70 wrote:
Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:48 pm
3.4! (Which, rounded down, places me in the 3 category.) I can do brakes with my eyes closed. Fuel pumps are fun!

But I'm deathly afraid of pulling a head! Putting that in the 4 category really changes things.

Poll seems accurate thus far (e.g., the 4s). Though, I think they're quite a few more I'd consider 5s.
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Re: Rate your skills - the official MVS poll

Post by abscate » Thu May 02, 2019 12:34 pm

Picking a T4 is great if you take off the front clip - please tell me you did that...


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