One unexpected side effect of doing a few jobs at home, rather then sending it to the menders, is that the missus now thinks I'm spending more than I was before.
Recent work as follows:
- 'stat - paid £40 for the part (suspect might have been able to get it cheaper tbh)
- Front pads/discs - £77 for both.
- Oil filter - £9
- Oil - £18 (yes, I know, Ros)
- Air filter - £15
That is my tale of happiness and joy. Hours spent hammering and wrenching = many at precisely £0/hr.
The side narrative is that I've spend good money on other stuff too.
- £5 for 2 sump plug washers that I'll maybe need in future but not yet
- £30 for a Pela Pump
- £8 for an 8mm hex 1/2" drive socket
- £4 - copperslip
- £3 - brake cleaner
- £7 - black smoothrite (for callipers - unused
- £4 - penetrating oil
All that stuff will, over time, prove handy, so I'm not fussed.
On the plus side:
- I've inherited all my dads spanners and sockets.
- I've felt, at times, like the first caveman to invent fire.
- My neighbours have all gone "blimey, that's impressive".
- I reckon I must've saved a couple hundred quid in labour costs...even at an indy.