In Reply to: The real reason we work on our own cars... posted by Marlin on August 27, 2001 at 17:59:07:
I like to keep a good thing working well.
Someone I know said to me "If you fix up a Isuzu Trooper that's great but it is still a Isuzu..."
is to justify getting new tools!
When the dealer wants $611 to change out the 2 front shocks, and I can buy them for $75 each from BMA, well, I can buy a LOT of tools for that difference.
Just FYI... I got a remanufactured impact wrench from Campbell Hausfeld (sp?) for $40, and it's there "pro" model, not their cheap one. Works great. www.chpower.com
Also picked up a 10-150lb 1/2" Mac torque wrench at the pawn shop for $70. Calibrated fine. But, be careful at buying tools at pawn shops tho. They're usually worn out.
The new BOGE Automatic shocks are great. What a difference.