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Old 07-15-2011, 11:31 AM   #1
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Default **How did you learn to work on your car?**

Title pretty much says it all!..

tell us your story of how you learned! :D
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I started working on cars when I was 5. I would help my dad do oil changes and valve adjustments on his volkswagen bug. I also did 2 years of autoshop in highschool and a semester of small engine repair at a JC by my house. Other than that just read shop manuals for whatever car/bike I'm working on. Sometimes I would look to the internet for info.
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Poor, I had no choice. Same with computers lol.
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I'm mechanically inclined, and know my way around a book.

So i bought the manual for the car, and busted out the wrenches.
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Blowing up the motor on my '93 Civic. Didn't have a lot of money so I bought a D15B from some Japanese motor place.

Always been hands on with my cars though. Love that ****.

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Old 07-15-2011, 11:42 AM   #8
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By force. Owning POS and having it break down on parking school lot, street etc I was forced to learn roadside.
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Pop's is a mechanic.
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I've always pulled everything apart, and putting it back together again.

My car was no different.

I take everything apart. It's just the way I is.
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my dad is a mechanic. I learned by hanging out with him in the garage. everything from monster trucks to morgans would roll through our driveway.
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I'm mechanically inclined, and know my way around a book.

So i bought the manual for the car, and busted out the wrenches.

Pretty much this. I've always liked fixing things... so it came pretty naturally.
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It started out with lego's, chicks love Levi's, and guys whobcan fix ****.
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Trade School + Work Experience.
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I don't get it.
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Trade School, on my own, worked for a few shops when I was younger that were willing to train me. And now my career.
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Poor, I had no choice. Same with computers lol.
This. I also did the computer thing. I wouldn't even so much say I was poor as I'd say I was cheap.

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Had very basic skills learn from internet.

Went to local community college for automotive class. (2yrs)

Bought tools and started working on cars as hobby.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:25 PM   #22
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I used to play with Legos as a child, so I had a natural tendency to take things apart and put them back together. That's how I learned.

Also I lurk in xtrac's build threads. :ninja:
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My dad got it all started, he's always been a gearhead.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:31 PM   #24
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**I learned how to work on my car by adding asterisks before and after sentences.**
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Mostly trial and error. Lots of internet articles. A little bit of guidance from friends/relatives. I'm not a master mechanic, but I have done extensive suspension upgrades on a couple of cars, bolt-ons, guage/stereo installation, basic maintenance, brakes, etc.
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