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5 Reasons Fixing Your Own Car Will Change Your Life

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Wait! What's up the the cowl hood? Didja throw a supercharger in that thing or it just for the tough look?
Just looks cool! I had a coupon that got me a Goodmark S10-cowl hood delivered for $350 no tax, which is a steal. Scott suggested it so what the hell.
Fits great and looks even better!

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Just looks cool! I had a coupon that got me a Goodmark S10-cowl hood delivered for $350 no tax, which is a steal. Scott suggested it so what the hell.
Fits great and looks even better!

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That is a steal. Did it need much work to get it to fit proper?
 

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That is a steal. Did it need much work to get it to fit proper?
No it lined right up better than the new fenders did. Scott said he worked with a few different aftermarket hoods at the shop he worked at and Goodmark were the only ones that came well packaged and are pretty much trouble free to install. It was truck shipped to my house and came double packed in a heavy box.

Driving past the deer camera......................

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New funny Scotty ranting

 

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I got one reason fixing your own car will change your life: E-books.
Now I don't want this to be a FML reply so I will just put it out there.
IF you purchase a Chilton repair manual from CENGAGE do not, DO NOT expect to get a wiring schematic with it if it is the DIY purchase. They are just not there and IDK if purchasing the "professional" rendition has it but I suspect it does.
And,and you only get these manuals for one year.

So I lightened my pocket book by $26-buckaroos for something I did not need and it is not even permanent, as in I can hold on to it till I burn it.

Yeah this transaction changed my life by pissing me off.

Back to the regular programming, thank you.
 

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I got one reason fixing your own car will change your life: E-books.
Now I don't want this to be a FML reply so I will just put it out there.
IF you purchase a Chilton repair manual from CENGAGE do not, DO NOT expect to get a wiring schematic with it if it is the DIY purchase. They are just not there and IDK if purchasing the "professional" rendition has it but I suspect it does.
And,and you only get these manuals for one year.

So I lightened my pocket book by $26-buckaroos for something I did not need and it is not even permanent, as in I can hold on to it till I burn it.

Yeah this transaction changed my life by pissing me off.

Back to the regular programming, thank you.
Scotty talks about a subscription service with all of the repair manuals called all data I believe. A mechanic's level subscription costs a lot of money but there are lesser versions available. When I lived in Maine the library had a similar service which was basically the dealer level repair manual in E form.

As ive mentioned before, the "repair manuals" are what the dealers mechanics use. Haynes or Chilton's on steroids.
 

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Scotty talks about a subscription service with all of the repair manuals called all data I believe. A mechanic's level subscription costs a lot of money but there are lesser versions available. When I lived in Maine the library had a similar service which was basically the dealer level repair manual in E form.

As ive mentioned before, the "repair manuals" are what the dealers mechanics use. Haynes or Chilton's on steroids.
And, yes I know. I went looking for repair manuals; which were paper. And, they all end about '93mor so, seems every one started doing the online thingy.

Well fine! I did one back a few years to repair the subee and it was cool but ended in a month. But in that one I was looking for teck on a repair of the tranny. I flung the chunks and just got the info from the oldest child who purchased the bearings that were needed. K, but this shit of NOT having a wiring schematic? F them!

These feaks have a little vid of some guy with a cute multimeter testing and electrical system and, and (laughing here) and, he has a paper book on the engine with a electrical schematic. F! and they do not have one in their E-Book?

It's like paying for porn and getting discombobulated words in text.
 

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Look, I am not pissed at any one here BUT what does piss me off IS misrepresenting something for money, AND yes this is about money as in FULL FAITH AND CREDIT money.

This was done off of a card which was credit-s. Not FRN's.

Awwh f it. all I want is the credit money back BUT this CENGAGE has a {no return policy}...well F them and their policy.
 

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Speak to the card company, they might reverse.

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Speak to the card company, they might reverse.

Golden Regards
Uncle
The card holder went to Washington and it has been a few days.....and, I guess I have a slow fuse cuz I tried to find the schematics by clicking every thing but it is not there.
 

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It's like paying for porn and getting discombobulated words in text.
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oppsie forgot the pictures.
 

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Went to change my starter out in the truck yesterday...first bolt I torqued busted off the connection on the old solenoid getting hung up in the connection. Then got the new starter in and went to bolt the pain in the ass connection lodged under and between the exhaust manifold and frame, only accessable by taking off the wheel and fender cover, and the damned solenoid post was loose. Had to Wrangle the starter back out again and swap it. Back on the road.

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1. Fixing your own car will...Get you off your fat lazy pre-diabetic a$$.
2. Fixing your own car will...Bruised, cut knuckles builds character.
3. Fixing your own car will...Dirty hands will help build your immune system's response.
4. Fixing your own car will...Help you appreciate your old car and temper your idiotic driving habits.
5. Fixing your own car will...Save you a some bucks to buy more bling.
 

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The satisfaction of watching a pair of 18 year olds changing the bearings, hub, and gears at 10-15F on a 1994 F150 is extreme. The smiles on their faces when the test drive and cleanup were being done does the heart good. Did have to chuckle as I did buy them one tool I never had, a bearing/seal driver to help. My son said when finished with it that I probably should have bought it 40 years earlier to enjoy it and he was claiming it upon my demise.LOL
 

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Was looking through some online local classifieds and someone had just posted a Mercedes SUV with 81,000 miles. The ad read runs good, new tires, highway miles, etc. I called them up and went to look at it. Took it on a test drive and the check engine light was on and it ran like crap. This was a V8 and it should have hauled ass. I drove it into town and went to O'reilly's to have them put the scanner on it (free check engine light). It showed misfiring on 2 cylinders and bad coil packs.

I decided I would make them a low ball offer since there was some risk involved, if it turned out to be valves or any other internal engine problems, I would be the one holding the bag. Got back and told them there were problems with the car and that it was running on 6 cylinders. Of course, they acted shocked and sputtered a bunch of stuff about spending 4 k on the Airmatic system, etc.

So, I hit them with my offer and they came back with a counter offer, and then we made a deal. I wrote them a check and drove it home. When I got home, I ordered all new coil packs and spark plugs (Rock Auto, hard to beat their price, quality, and speed of shipping), they arrived a few days later.

I installed everything that day and went for a test drive - zoommm, ran like new. I'd also ordered an icarsoft scanner and cleared the check engine light, plus you need a scanner to figure anything out on these cars.

I'm into this car so cheap I'll junk it if anything serious goes wrong, but it is a tank. V8, 7 speed auto, 4 wheel drive, leather, 19mpg, and the best hack of all, the GL 450 kept the same body style until 2016.
 

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I misread the title...

5 Reasons Fixing Your Own Car Will Change Your Wife

... needless to say I fixed the car but still ended up disappointed!

Am I a misogynist now?

Can we joke about this stuff or is it too soon after the war?
 

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5 Reasons Fixing Your Neighbors Car Will Enrage Your Wife

1. She's hot.
2. See 1.
3. etc...
 

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Went to change my starter out in the truck yesterday...first bolt I torqued busted off the connection on the old solenoid getting hung up in the connection. Then got the new starter in and went to bolt the pain in the ass connection lodged under and between the exhaust manifold and frame, only accessable by taking off the wheel and fender cover, and the damned solenoid post was loose. Had to Wrangle the starter back out again and swap it. Back on the road.

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Oooh schiff, that reminded me of my '51 Chevy 216 days. I learned that a solenoid "rebuild" consisted of taking the main power lug out & turning it over & then the copper contact washer also turned over, gave you a NEW solenoid ! no $$$ spent ! :dancing guy:dancing guy:dancing guy
 

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Went to change my starter out in the truck yesterday...first bolt I torqued busted off the connection on the old solenoid getting hung up in the connection. Then got the new starter in and went to bolt the pain in the ass connection lodged under and between the exhaust manifold and frame, only accessable by taking off the wheel and fender cover, and the damned solenoid post was loose. Had to Wrangle the starter back out again and swap it. Back on the road.

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At least you didn't have to dismantle the engine... My Tundra's starter is under the intake manifold...

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Fuck.
I just told two different fella's I was buyimg there 85's. Then I'm going looking for 10 more.
 

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Toyota/Lexus V8 is a great engine............until it needs to be worked on.


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Mines a 2004 and yes it's a fine engine and with a little maintenance it should last 500,000 miles.
 

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Scotty's teaming up and starting a new channel:

 

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I haven't really worked on any vehicles in close to 20 years. I've just been too busy and not setup for it. But I really enjoyed working on them with my Dad as a kid, and working on my jeep when I was a young man.

Finally picked up a full size Bronco -- been wanting one since I was a kid. Picked up a Haynes manual and been working on minor things -- its still pretty much mechanically sound. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed it. Still afraid of drum brakes though, things didn't turn out well last time I did them on my Bronco II back in the late 90s.

Finished installing steps on it this morning -- DW, kid and MIL were struggling to get in the vehicle. Either weatherstripping or radio is next. I have some remote door looks to install, a bit intimidated by the instructions on those so gonna have to wait until I have good weather and some time for that.
 

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I haven't really worked on any vehicles in close to 20 years. I've just been too busy and not setup for it. But I really enjoyed working on them with my Dad as a kid, and working on my jeep when I was a young man.

Finally picked up a full size Bronco -- been wanting one since I was a kid. Picked up a Haynes manual and been working on minor things -- its still pretty much mechanically sound. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed it. Still afraid of drum brakes though, things didn't turn out well last time I did them on my Bronco II back in the late 90s.

Finished installing steps on it this morning -- DW, kid and MIL were struggling to get in the vehicle. Either weatherstripping or radio is next. I have some remote door looks to install, a bit intimidated by the instructions on those so gonna have to wait until I have good weather and some time for that.
Old Bronco's are cool as heck and you also have a fantastic amount of aftermarket parts to make it just the way you like it. Very cool I hope you keep posting your progress here.

EDIT: Youtube is your friend when you need to work on drum brakes....................
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=full+size+ford+bronco+drum+brakes

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