I understand. There have been times when I have had to pony up money to have a mechanic work on a car for me, simply because I didn’t have the time to do it myself. Paid a guy to replace the front drive shafts on my 400,000+ mile Expedition because I did not have the time to do it myself. The cv joints on both side where DONE! Brought him the new axles and he charged me $100 for the whole job. There have also been times when I was willing to pay a mechanic to do the work, again because of lack of time, and then I got the estimate. It was so absurd that I MADE the time to do it. I had the fuel pump finally go out after 20+ years, again on my 400k+ mile Expedition. Called a couple of shops and was quoted $700-$800 to change the pump out. “Homie don’t play dat!” Dropped the tank, R&R’d the pump myself for about $110 in parts, and with a lifetime warranty on the new pump. Thing with alot of us diyers is we know when it is a fair price, a deal, and a complete ripoff. Some may even get enjoyment out of doing it ourselves.