Here Are The Moments You Knew You Were Over Your Head

Here Are The Moments You Knew You Were Over Your Head

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Some of us are confident enough in our abilities that we go it alone on a car. Be it routine maintenance or a project, sometimes it’s that simple. Other times, we may overstep ourselves. Be it pride or determination, sometimes we won’t even consider help even when we clearly need it.

We asked readers about those times when they bit off more than they could chew. These were their answers.

Welcome back to Answers of the Day, our daily Jalopnik feature where we take the best 10 responses from the previous Question of the Day and shine it up to show off. It’s by you and for you, Jalopnik readers. Enjoy!

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Valve Clearance Check

Valve Clearance Check

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A BMW 8 Series

A BMW 8 Series

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Suggested by: Bob

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Oblivious To The Engine Fire

Oblivious To The Engine Fire

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Frustrating Focus

Frustrating Focus

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An E46 Owner

An E46 Owner

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Suggested by: Stephen

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Phaeton V10 TDI

Phaeton V10 TDI

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Intake And Exhaust On A Nissan Altima

Intake And Exhaust On A Nissan Altima

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A $500 Corvair Monza

A $500 Corvair Monza

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An Old Scallop Dragger

An Old Scallop Dragger

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Toyota Previa

Toyota Previa

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Suggested by: Satoshi “Zipang” Katsura

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