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    Trboatworks wrote: "...A yacht just had to bail at the start of a offshore passage due to a bad sealant job and was taking on water..."

    Well put.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrStretch View Post
    Nearly 100% of this thread is about car & home repair, but want do think about diy with respect to your own profession?
    In my business, attempting to repair a clock yourself will almost certainly result in it costing you more.
    Then it's not "DIY" now is it ?

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    No, what i meant is when an amateur takes a wack at something that is within your own personal area of professional expertise. It can often cost much more to have work professionally done after some hack tried it first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrStretch View Post
    No, what i meant is when an amateur takes a wack at something that is within your own personal area of professional expertise. It can often cost much more to have work professionally done after some hack tried it first.
    Yes, but if it's something I doo professionally, then I am a professional at it.

    If I DIY a machine shop part for myself, how is it "DIY" ?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip Chester View Post

    Well put.
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    That ended up being quite witty but believe me- that was an accident.
    I wish I had a quick wit but it was not to be...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eKretz View Post
    I have seen fasteners left off so many times I've lost count. Usually they put the ones on you can see, leave the ones off that are hard to reach or not visible. Bastages. This is what happens when you get paid "by the book" I guess.
    My wife had a Pathfinder, we had it along time and liked it.
    One day she comes home and says “the car is making a really loud horrible noise “ I pop the hood, don’t see anything obvious, drive it around the block, don’t hear anything.
    This happened a few more times before I got serious about figuring it out.
    Turns out the shop didn’t tighten one of the alternator bracket bolts (5-6” long), once in a while it would vibrate out and hit the fan for a few revs and the end up back in place. They had all the accessories and brackets off when the manifolds were replaced under warranty.


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