Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: United Kingdom
County: North Yorkshire
Ha, cheers Gazza, as soon as I clicked "post" I thought "rats, that don't make sense". Thanks for highlighting my mathematical ineptitude to the world, lol.
No,what I meant about the cost of the car against potential damage was, I bought the car with part service history, and it's got 100k on the clock. So although I want to make sure it runs as smoothly as possible, it just doesn't make sense to spend a fortune achieving this. For all I know, the car could develop another costly fault in a few weeks time. You know what I mean.
I see your point about buying specialist tools, but all I meant was that I've completed many a procedure on a variety of marques, only to find that the special tools were nothing special at all, just expensive (BMW... spit), and easily mimicked with a bit of mechanical improvisation. This was what I was asking, can certain tools be easily mimicked? If not, then I have no problem buying them. I would not use a homemade tool if it opened the door for chance. Like you say, I'd certainly rather buy the right tool, then flog it on to get some cash back.
All in all, getting the job done properly is all that counts. Saving what I can in the process is a bonus.