I have had great luck diagnosing and fixing my cars with advice from the internet forums, and YouTube. I fixed my old Volvo D240L with advice from the forums. Showed me exactly what was wrong, and it only cost a few dollars.
Hope I can do the same with this car! It wasn’t the relay nor the fuel pump- cos the car started this morning. I think it is the humble fuel filter. It runs, has power, but it misses and is has a ratty idle.
I’ll have to pay to have it done because of my shoulder, but at least I have it narrowed down. It STILL could be another problem, but the forums are just great as people help other people solve their automotive problems.
It’s hard to find a decent mechanic . I love the internet ratings guide, where people give their opinions. This is very valuable to others. If you have a good experience- post it. Not so good? Post that too. I always rate them A lot of these mechanics around here are full of shit, or are downright crooks. An example was the Ford F150 transmission problem I had. It finally just went away! It was the shift forks, or shifter, which often is just worn out on these old trucks. These guys around here were trying to get $650- $1000 out of me to fix it. I got the shift kit, but never did install it. It was about $35.
Wish Social problems were just as easy. Social problems are terrible, with everyone expecting others to be a reflection of themselves. Many people are wandering around homeless. I let one person come in and cool off, but will not let them spend the night. Sorry. Good way to get killed, or sued. I have had my hand bit many times.