I normally do, but it depends on whether or not my cousin's shop has space for me to do what I need. I once wrenched on my Integra in 100 deg.F + heat in my apartment's parking lot while the electrical tubing was literally melting into my hands. It wasn't fun. » 3/03/15 12:00am Tuesday 12:00am

It's not a bad idea as long as you don't try to treat it like a real car and battle the traffic on 19th Ave or downtown because that thing is closer to a Vespa than a car. Every so often a confused visitor ends up in the middle of a busy freeway. » 2/16/15 5:01am 2/16/15 5:01am

It's honestly a skill worth learning, even if it takes years to master as it's so easy to throw some wheels out of true. It should be a cheap repair but those add up quickly. You might have a wrong-sized wrench as the wrench should snugly fit. » 2/15/15 8:37pm 2/15/15 8:37pm

Welcome to the Honda club! The fact that you bought a 5MT Civic without Honda cancer that hasn't been stolen and burnt to the ground is an achievement in and of itself. Wire up a kill switch to the fuel line (the wires controlling it should run along the rear floor in the interior) and an ignition kill switch… » 2/15/15 12:38am 2/15/15 12:38am

At the very least, from the seller. You generally need some proof of ownership to scrap what's left (e.g. title) and your state may take a dim view on somebody else's engine showing up under the hood without papers. » 2/13/15 10:02pm 2/13/15 10:02pm