Originally Posted by lemming
I realized a while back that the labor costs of installing a part are often greater than the cost of the part itself. The main advantage of doing at least some
of your own work is that you can afford to buy more parts and do even more stupid stuff.
My time isn't cheap, but it's also not the $100/hr I can expect to pay a mechanic in this neck of the woods.
Sure .. you need to balance the costs. If doing the work yourself lets you buy more parts .. give'er!
I just don't feel it is fair to insult people who DON'T do the work themselves. There are reasons other than laziness.
Hell, I could be a douche and just call those people who do their own work cheap .. but I guess I don't feel the need to insult those who make different choices than I do unless they throw the first shot.