Originally Posted by HAZZARDJOHN
Man you guys want to take all the fun out of driving! If you don't have to hit something with a large object to start it, what's the point? Heck if you have to jump the Solenoid with a screw Driver too, you are in heaven!
hahaha, normally, I'd say this is true, I also think it's fun owning a vehicle that's no creampuff...something that might be cheap, but can get going with a little love. If you have to read your vehicle that much, you really get to know her front and back...
...when your vehicle is a daily driver, you rely on it. So if it needs a bang to start, but is on its last bang and won't start, it's not fun and games anymore. Sure, you know exactly what the problem is, but taking a few hours of your day to get it to a serviceable area, paying $$$ to get it towed, paying $$$ for parts, then knocking your commuter out of commission for 1-3 days is NOT worth missing work/class.
I know...I know...I'm not supposed to take what you said absolutely literally, and it's a really fun idea to run with, but I've got a bunch of sand up my vag today, since, after spending $1000+ on brake lines/pads/calipers/rotors/shoes/drums, $50 on oil/filter/radiator fluid flush, $45 on gatorback belts, in ONE WEEK, this truck is still not reliable enough to commute on. I couldn't even put the starter on myself because I would've missed work, and the bolts were in a tight spot with rounded off heads. So there goes another $30-$50 paying someone else (when he gets a chance) to unscrew a few bolts, swap out a part, and put the bolts back in (in addition to the $100+ for the starter).
But I reFUSE to throw in the towel!