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Doing your own work IMO is best if you have the skills for the task. That is not to say you shouldn't try(depending on the task). There is a lot of control with cost and the safety of your vehicle when you're doing your own work.

When a major top end or full rebuild is needed, if you are not sure that you are up to the task then farming it out may be the best cost effective choice in the long run. Many on this board have the skills necessary to do a DIY. Should it effect your resale value? It might or might not... Keeping all of the receipts and taking pics(very easy with today's technology ) should help a DIY . Having a well known shop do the work will give a peace of mind to a potential buyer(May also increase the value)...but only if the buyer is familiar with the shop or has a way to research the shop. A ppi is huge factor of the process..especially if it includes a compression and leak down tests. Time is money..so even a DIY guy might benefit from farming out a job.
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