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What type of DIY'er are you?

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What type of DIY'er are you?

I check fluid levels or tire pressure
0
No votes
I change wipers
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No votes
I change headlight/taillight bulbs
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No votes
I change oil, transmission fluid
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No votes
I change brake pads, rotors, serpentine belts
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8%
I change suspension components like control arms
1
4%
I change axles, PCV, timing belts
11
46%
I do top or bottom-end engine work
9
38%
I am/was a certified Volvo tech or ASE technician
1
4%
 
Total votes: 24

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What type of DIY'er are you?

Post by matthew1 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:41 pm

What type of DIY'er are you?


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Re: What type of DIY'er are you?

Post by jblackburn » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:06 pm

PCV and Timing belts are NOT on the same level.

Just sayin ;)


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Re: What type of DIY'er are you?

Post by matthew1 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:01 pm

jblackburn wrote:PCV and Timing belts are NOT on the same level.

Just sayin ;)
You had your chance for input in the moderator lounge! :D :P

(I know you had a hellish time with your TB, and that's a shame. Luck of the draw?)


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Re: What type of DIY'er are you?

Post by FCPEURO » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:56 pm

I will do everything I can on a car as long as I have all the correct tools.

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Re: What type of DIY'er are you?

Post by obayha » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:31 pm

I put my DIY in my sig line and thank the one who gave the best write-up.
PCV and TB change are pretty close to the same, as long as you don't throw in changing the seals also, with a 14 inch drill :roll: .
Did struts also before joining this forum. I thanks someone higher up on that one. Had no idea what I was doing.
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Re: What type of DIY'er are you?

Post by Matty Moo » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:40 pm

I'll do anything BUT rebuild an engine or transmission. Everything else is nuts, bolts and using your head...and having the right tools.


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Re: What type of DIY'er are you?

Post by RBH » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:38 pm

I have never needed to rebuild a Volvo engine or head. When I first started driving Volvos I got a core engine with the idea of rebuilding at my leisure preparing for what I thought would be the inevitable. It hasn't happened yet. You might ask why was I so concerned about having a spare motor ready. In my past I had another "V" car..... Chevy's Vega. I also had an overly stubborn attitude about making the car last. Rebuilding, decking the block, etc. were regular activities. The car was a superb course in how to repair everything and often!


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What type of DIY'er are you?

Post by Billc1015 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:32 am

I have pretty much done everything except body work. Granted I was a tech at a Volvo dealer for a few years and I am currently a tech at a Subaru dealer so I have just about all the tools I need as well as a lift to work on.


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Re: What type of DIY'er are you?

Post by FCPEURO » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:57 pm

Matty Moo wrote:I'll do anything BUT rebuild an engine or transmission. Everything else is nuts, bolts and using your head...and having the right tools.
I will break and engine down and that the block sent out to be done, but I will not try and bore it myself. It is just better to have a pro do that. I am also with you on the transmission too, but I think I would try it if the car was not a DD.


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