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> Learning and practicing mechanics, ^^^^^^^^
schouppeke
  Posted: Jan 20 2018, 11:02 AM


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Hello again IDW
Since i would love to learn a lot about mechanics and also how to do certain mechanical repairs on cars. I'd appreciate it a lot if you guys could set me up with a bunch of sites or books where i can learn it from. I also plan on studying it in college to actually get a job in the automotive industry, but for now i only want some good knowledge so i can work on a car when i get myself one. Thing is by the time i get to college the study will focus more on newer technology like electric cars and hybrids. Thanks a lot in advance awesome.gif
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Posted: Jan 20 2018, 12:42 PM


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Get a car.

Go get a service manual for that car.

Go maybe pick up a Haynes for that car.

Start poking at shit on the car.

Find out you lack the proper tools to poke on shit on the car.

Go buy the tools you need.

Go back to poking fuck I don't have that socket either...

Go buy the tools you need.

Go back to poking WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT'S A FREAKING 21MM!?

Go buy the tools you need.

SCREW THIS FREAKING PIECE OF--

Go buy the tools you need.

That's basically the process.
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Spaz
Posted: Jan 20 2018, 12:55 PM


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Haha, what N1 said. Most of us on here who know our way around a car learned by doing. I mostly skipped the service manuals and just went to the internet.
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Posted: Jan 22 2018, 12:43 AM


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QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ Jan 20 2018, 12:42 PM)
Go maybe pick up a Haynes for that car.

I went to do this and it just made me realize again how sad and average my Accord is... crying2.gif

someday I will have my vroom vroom fast car
Sensation!
Posted: Jan 23 2018, 04:39 AM


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QUOTE (schouppeke @ Jan 20 2018, 12:02 PM)
I'd appreciate it a lot if you guys could set me up with a bunch of sites or books where i can learn it from. I also plan on studying it in college to actually get a job in the automotive industry, but for now i only want some good knowledge so i can work on a car when i get myself one.

How old are you now? Most trade colleges might actually still accept you as a part time student.

I mean, you answered your own question, my suggestion is go hands on with school whenever possible. I've been in your shoes, people on the internet will say to tinker on your own car ASAP. Avoid that if all possible.


If your car is your primary mode of transportation, unless you're naturally talented, you'll be in for years of problems and regret if you choose your first car to be your introduction into wrenching.

What do I recommend? Start with a 2 stroke engine, one out of a lawnmower. Take it apart and build it back together again better than new. Learn about how it works and whats required to restore it to factory specs.

Schools start you off with the same exact thing, its why I suggest this. It's the shortcut to getting good.

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Posted: Jan 23 2018, 06:10 AM


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What N1 and Sensation! said laugh.gif ..

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Posted: Jan 23 2018, 08:01 PM


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I, on the other hand, started with a 96 Eagle Talon. First, I had to replace a coolant temp sensor.

Second, I had to replace a turbo.

Needless to say I got my crash course.
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