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Old 12-20-2003, 11:30 AM
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can u learn to fix your civic without going to a mechanic or school?
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Old 12-20-2003, 11:32 AM
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<---never been to a machanic school....

have a job at a performance shop plus build engines...
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Old 12-20-2003, 11:49 AM
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I have been working on Hondas since I was 15....friends cars, relatives cars....after a while its common sense. Some things, like rebuilding a motor, also take time but once you know what you are doing you should be alright. Trial and error is the name of the game. I had a part time job at a performance shop doing this and that....pretty much whatever the boss told me to from installing VAFC's to turbo kits.....
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yes you can learn
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Old 12-20-2003, 11:57 AM
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head to your garage and start digging the engine bay!! all you can learn is in there!! and a repair manual book
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Old 12-20-2003, 12:00 PM
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you can learn way more by yourself than you can in any school
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Old 12-20-2003, 12:06 PM
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thanx to everyone that replied and will reply. I appreciate it and have some happy holidays
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Old 12-20-2003, 12:13 PM
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YEs its called TRIAL AND ERROR or learning to put back together what you just took apart.
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Chilton's. haha, I've learned alot by working on my own Hondas- dont do everything myself, but def getting better
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Old 12-20-2003, 12:18 PM
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by vtekthis &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">you can learn way more by yourself than you can in any school</TD></TR></TABLE>

i am sorry i disagree with that. if you try, thats good but if noone is there telling you wrong from right, all you are doing is developing bad habbits. i am not saying, you cant learn by teaching yourself, i am saying it is good to have a teacher. i learned at a vo-tech highschool. never went to a place like uti or anything, but i was always good with my hands. not arguing, but if all you are doing is developing bad habbits, thats bad. what helps out the most, is asking questions. no matter how small or mundane or stupid. if you dont know ask. i have friends that can quote me the service manual, put a wrench in their hands, run like hell. experience is the best thing. i have been doin this for 12 years now. damn i feel old.
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I learned by reading Honda Tech. I have no real life experience working on cars but I sure know how to give out info I read on h-t.....
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learn from school....learn alot from friends and honda-tech!

but learn the most by experience....
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learn and keep learning from anything. it's the experience that will teach you the most. that's what i am consistantly doing.
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yes you can learn, but it will take longer and you wont always be sure of your work.
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hey again thanx for the replies and happy holidays
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