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blckwolf

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Message Posted: May 20, 2013 10:14:01 PM

I do. I can do everything except engine/transmission teardown/rebuild and sheet metal repair/paint. What skill(s) do you have?
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gator2002
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 2:50:51 AM

no
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Norm1947
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no
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 1:17:36 AM

no
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 7:49:10 PM

No.
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N
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 11:13:55 AM

some
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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 10:38:01 AM

NO
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 9:56:55 AM

no
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VWDeeZel
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2014 6:35:44 PM

All of it in my fully equipped private shop.

I don't trust any shop to work on any of my vehicles plus I am not willing to pay those rates for a job that I will do far better myself.
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LibertyGuardian
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2014 11:57:18 AM

Yeah back in the day when I was so dirt poor I didn't have two nickels to rub together in my pocket...that's been nearly 58 years ago now.
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2014 10:54:40 AM

no
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 9:27:41 AM

No
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 9:05:06 AM

Not anymore.
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Yes
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 11:19:41 PM

Everything except warranty work.
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Y
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 12:53:21 PM

Yes.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 12:47:19 PM

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LibertyGuardian
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 11:45:53 AM

Nope...I always figured that anyone who did their own maintenance on their vehicle either had a fool for a mechanic or they were too poor to afford to have it done.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 11:44:14 AM

don't have power tools

but i've done most of the maintenance without them

nothing internal to the engine or trans though ~ i'll let the shop take that responsibility and any possible screw ups they will incur if they re-assembled something incorrectly
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Nope
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 1:33:09 AM

I do what I can do
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 10:15:00 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 8:41:59 PM

10 level maintenance I do
20 level maintenance I don't
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 7:59:36 PM

basic stuff i do.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 6:22:10 PM

Yes, anything and everything
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 10:29:57 AM

I only change oil, wiper blades, light bulbs, battery, coolant, spark plugs, air filter and wash/wax the car. However, that covers quite a bit, much of routine maintenance. I can also check the brake pad thickness so I know when to have it changed it.
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