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Old 08-19-2013, 11:16 PM   #1
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My biggest pet peive

So I love working on my jeep, but my biggest pet peive is when I don't know how to do something on my own! I wish I could do whatever I wanted with my jeep on my own but sometimes the mechanic is my only way to get something done

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Old 08-19-2013, 11:33 PM   #2
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I know the feeling. Tho since getting my TJ last summer, I found myself being more involved in the decision process, especially for parts. So far, this site has been great for knowledge on how to go about tackling issues as they come along.

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Old 08-19-2013, 11:36 PM   #3
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I'm a mechanic and I love working on the jeep. But I will say I wish I could weld better we have a crappy mig in the shop but I try and I can do it it just looks like crap lol
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:40 PM   #4
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I'm a mechanic and I love working on the jeep. But I will say I wish I could weld better we have a crappy mig in the shop but I try and I can do it it just looks like crap lol
Trade ya my welding skills for a set of mechanic skills anytime
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:06 AM   #5
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Yes this app has helped me so much. I would be clueless without you guys
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:36 AM   #6
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I found that ARC welding was a much cheaper and easier alternative to MIG. Yea its all fancy wire fed, but i picked up a nice ARC welder for 300 bucks locally and it welds all the metal i need it to. Its great. Just practice practice and practice. You'll get better in time.
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:31 AM   #7
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So I love working on my jeep, but my biggest pet peive is when I don't know how to do something on my own! I wish I could do whatever I wanted with my jeep on my own but sometimes the mechanic is my only way to get something done
Why is it such a pet peeve? You can always go to a good automotive school to learn. I spent 13 years working in a car dealer and still cannot overhaul every component in a vehicle.
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:01 AM   #8
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This forum and YouTube have been a big help. I have been more hands on with my Jeep then any other Vehicle, thanks to everyone here. But there is no problem in taking it to the shop. Certain jobs require tools that would make no sense for a person to buy. Besides mechanics need something to do now and then.
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:35 AM   #9
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So I love working on my jeep, but my biggest pet peive is when I don't know how to do something on my own! I wish I could do whatever I wanted with my jeep on my own but sometimes the mechanic is my only way to get something done
Same Here. I have had my TJ for three years and have had to educate my mechanic on all things "Jeep". I am capable but lack mechanical experience but I have (sadly) learned of the importance to check my mechanics efforts after some silly mistakes (on their part). Happy Jeep'n.
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:50 AM   #10
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I can't remember ever using a mechanic other than warranty work. It's never to late to learn. Years ago in high school I took several automotive, welding, machine shop and woodworking classes cause I wanted to learn to do my own work.

Like mentioned earlier, enroll in a course. You will enjoy it and surprise yourself in what you learn.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:26 AM   #11
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I'm a mechanic and I love working on the jeep. But I will say I wish I could weld better we have a crappy mig in the shop but I try and I can do it it just looks like crap lol
I can do just about any repair, replacement, upgrade, ect. But when it comes to welding, I also wish I had a ton more experience...
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:18 PM   #12
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I am pretty heart set on going to USC, and I will deffinitly take some welding classes. If I were to hit the lottery , and had the experience I would love to open up a jeep shop. Biggest dream
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The nice thing about the human brain is that it can learn.

The Internet + human brain = you can do anything with a high level of proficiency.
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Why is it such a pet peeve? You can always go to a good automotive school to learn. I spent 13 years working in a car dealer and still cannot overhaul every component in a vehicle.
Yeah but I know plenty of dumbass salesmen. If I ask you what the hp is on the vehicle you better know or I'm walking....been in that situation.
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:24 PM   #15
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You should be able to find someone close to you that can do the work. You invite them over and pay in pizza and beer and learn something!
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:07 AM   #16
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I would recommend getting a All Data DIY account. Less than $20 per year. Same info that many shops use.

ALLDATAdiy.com Leading Source of Factory Automotive Repair Information

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Old 08-23-2013, 11:15 AM   #17
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Yep, Great support here and youtube can / will do wonders for assisting in a DIY!

I dont have any type of welder (nor am I good at it). My neighbor across the street does and he is good at it! He and his wife have computers. He knows nothing about how they work. I have 25 years of computer experience from support to debug to development and currently work for a processor company. One hand washes the other...
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