I used to be the kind of person that likes to take it slow (do it once and do it right).... But as of late I don't even want to get anything done... age, weather and family is all I can think of.
Ha, I hear ya, this is me recently! In fact, I purchased the Fusion because I was running out of the energy and the time to keep working on my 91 Volvo 740 Turbo. Needed something a little more reliable that I didn't have to wrench on every weekend just to keep it going.
Originally Posted by Whysoserious11311
Im the "brain surgeon" kinda person. I always have to tell myself that i'm not going to break anything when working on things; since it seems that i treat it a little too delicate. Of course i don't tackle anything without extensive knowledge beforehand so your average project may take me twice as long.
I guess it comes from working on electronics and RC cars too much
This is my approach as well. When I started working on my cars, I was living in Brooklyn, and had no private parking spot. It was street parking with alternate side rules. So that meant whatever project I was tackling on the weekend, the car would have to be buttoned up and moved by 8:30a Monday or 8:30a Tuesday, depending on the side of the street I was parked. So I always would read up on the project I was doing multiple times on the weeks leading up to it, also make sure I had all my parts and tools ready.
One time, I was changing the timing belt on my Volvo 740 and doing the front engine seals at the same time. I somehow messed up one of the seals, so wasn't able to finish the project as it was a Sunday and the dealership was closed, and AutoZone doesn't carry parts for rwd Volvos. So I had to get to the dealer really early Monday morning, go to work, then head home and finish up the project as I lucked out and was in a Tuesday spot.
Glad to live some place with a driveway now.