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View Poll Results: Out of 10, how do you rate yourself as a DIY mechanic?
1 3 16.67%
2 0 0%
3 1 5.56%
4 3 16.67%
5 1 5.56%
6 2 11.11%
7 5 27.78%
8 3 16.67%
9 0 0%
10 0 0%
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How good/bad are you at diy mechanics/electrics/electronics?

I consider myself 6 to 7 outta 10.
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Re: DIY Mechanics

Mostly electrics, but have rebuilt an engine or two
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Used to do my own work all the time when I had a Beetle.Could probably still do simple stuff like brake pad swap,etc if I had too.Wouldn`t have a clue with modern electrics.
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Re: DIY Mechanics

Hasn't this topic been done already

Anyway, do all my own work but "how good am I" is a bit too subjective for me.

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I try to do it myself, once or twice it has beaten me - now if I had a big car lft things would be different!
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Re: DIY Mechanics

I can top up the oil, I can change a tyre and I can re-fill the washer bottle, and that's about it.

Does this mean that I am not a true Alfisti?

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I'd give myself a one, but I think I might be a bit generous there. Changing tyres, filling washer bottles, topping up oil levels is all within my grasp. I did put on a new rear wiper the other day WITHOUT breaking anything. I was quite pleased with that.
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In the past I did almost anything - changing clutch, cam shaft, wheel bearings timing belts, exhausts, brake pipes but since cars got more reliable and warranties got longer I let the garage sort it out now.
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Re: DIY Mechanics

Originally Posted by Green Cloverleaf
I can top up the oil, I can change a tyre and I can re-fill the washer bottle, and that's about it.
You can top up the oil? That must be worth a 3 at least!
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Re: DIY Mechanics

Changed the thermostat me self few months back, changed the brake pads, disks and fluid few weeks back, changed startmotor today (involved removing exhaust partly) ... so I dare to give me self a 7 ...
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I marked myself as 3. Not that great with the mechanics, but I did become a dab hand with filler on my old fiats. My uno got broken into by drilling a hole through the door under the lock. Filled and sprayed it and you couldn't tell

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