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    Alright so I'm getting my bi-yearly car inspection done and I took my car to a place that takes your car, inspects it, fixes everything wrong with it to get it past inspection, and then you get your car back.

    Well I took it there and they gave me there estimate and it was $2,000. I paid $1,500 for my car and the guy paid $300 for my first 3 months of insurance. And I leave in 2 months so I'm not gonna pay that ****.

    I reviewed the list of what they said was wrong and took it to a guy whose done many of these inspections manually and he said only 3 discrepancies on the list were actually part of the inspection and they were the power steering boots, the tie-rod boots, and the c/v boots.

    What I need help with is determining the serviceability of said boots. What would make a boot bad, holes? Cracks? I dont know. I'm going to take my car and rent a lift to inspect them I just need to know what makes them bad to know if I need to replace them before I take it through the inspection line. Or how to possibly hide possible discrepancy's from the inspectors.

    Any help will be appreciated, pictures can be accompanied after I take it to the lift.
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    Tears, cracks, ect. The main part of repairing your car will be labor. The boots are rather cheap- probably under $15 bucks. However, especially if they are taking off the tie-rod-ends, they are completely dismantling the entire front end of your car. If you wait- you are risking your axle, dirt and grime can get in at it and shred it to hell. Then your talking another $500-$750.
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    That seems worth the risk for only 2 months.
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    Labor is like 90% cost of everything man.
    But NickF said it on this one.

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    Well I just said **** it and took it through the line and the guy pointed out 5 things that were wrong. 3 boots were bad, the muffler was all rusty (and had a few small holes) all the way to the front of the car, and on the back tires on the inside side of the tires there was wire exposed. And then I said **** it again and paid $500 to an on base repair service to fix all that ****. I'm just tired of this ****. And $500 isnt too bad in my opinion for two years of continuous abuse with no care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K? Pŕo?ćtiόnŹ View Post
    Well I just said **** it and took it through the line and the guy pointed out 5 things that were wrong. 3 boots were bad, the muffler was all rusty (and had a few small holes) all the way to the front of the car, and on the back tires on the inside side of the tires there was wire exposed. And then I said **** it again and paid $500 to an on base repair service to fix all that ****. I'm just tired of this ****. And $500 isnt too bad in my opinion for two years of continuous abuse with no care.
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    holy **** man you gotta take care of your car...
    Or invest in a new one and turn a new leaf, and start taking care of it.

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    Not really man. Cars on Okinawa are disposable and very cheap. If I was in the states it would be a different case and of course I would take care of my car but thats not the case here.
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    Not really man. Cars on Okinawa are disposable and very cheap. If I was in the states it would be a different case and of course I would take care of my car but thats not the case here.
    Oh sorry, your location says your in Delaware I didn't know you were overseas.

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    Nah I just did that too **** with someone.
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    If you've got the equipment DIY dude

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    Mad easy to do, and if you (or anyone) needs any replace/repair info with pics/diagrams/specs, I have AllData, which has info on pretty much any car ~70s-2008

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    Google it. If its a popular car its bound to have a user-base with how to's and people who can help.

    Alldata will help a lot, the information is all there. It can be a a pain in the ass sometimes though.

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    Hey thanks for the information.
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