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Old 04-05-2013, 02:21 AM   #26
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just a hobby right? me too hahahaha
Maybe "practicing" gynecologist would be a better way to say it?
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:28 AM   #27
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:31 AM   #28
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:33 AM   #29
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Maybe "practicing" gynecologist would be a better way to say it?
oh....well now i feel awkword
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:33 AM   #30
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:23 AM   #31
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:54 AM   #32
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:05 AM   #33
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:02 AM   #34
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When i was in my early teens my grandfather taught me how to change out plugs/tune ups/ oil & filter changes / change flat tires etc. I learned on my own by trial and error to swap out engines/transmissions/rear ends/ a/c evaporators/fuel pumps/water pumps etc.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:10 AM   #35
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That's too vague. Every US citizen can say that! How are those tax dollars going for ya?
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:14 AM   #36
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:44 AM   #37
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Postie. I've learned a lot about how to work on cars thru my husband, friends, YouTube and car forums. I find there are lots of people willing to help out and show me the ropes when I find a challenge that's a bit beyond my abilities. I haven't done anything to my Camaro yet, but swapped motors in my Monte SS and learned how to do some body work and prep for paint, among the usual change of filters, oil and so on. You just have to give yourself some credit and be patient while working on cars when you feel unfamiliar or overwhelmed. We all were beginners once and confidence comes with hands on experience and practice! Good luck OP!
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:44 AM   #38
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:47 AM   #39
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:51 AM   #40
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work in a big ass corporate building with a crap ton of people...considering where I live I bet you can guess what it is.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:10 AM   #41
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:13 AM   #42
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:14 AM   #43
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:28 AM   #44
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Been an engineer for most of the past 40-odd years, mostly structural and structural analysis stuff.

But I've been DIY'ing most of my cars' mechanical work for longer than that. There isn't much outside of A/C service, glass replacement, and painting with real spray equipment that I haven't tackled at least once.

Everybody starts out by doing things like oil and coolant changes, filters, wipers, maybe spark plugs, and so on. As your confidence builds, it's not as big of a step to move on to slightly more involved tasks. Water pumps, alternators, maybe some simple exhaust stuff. Successfully getting through those makes still more complex jobs less intimidating, and so it progresses.

Along the way, you'll pick up general concepts such as not tightening any of the bolts in a pattern down until you've got them all started.

For the more complicated things, do your reading first and UNDERSTAND what you're letting yourself in for BEFORE you get started with the wrenches.


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Old 04-05-2013, 07:33 AM   #45
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There is no better feeling than the sense of accomplishment when finishing a "job" on your vehicle. No matter how big or small the "job" is.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:45 AM   #46
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:59 AM   #47
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:09 AM   #48
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:11 AM   #49
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Maybe "practicing" gynecologist would be a better way to say it?
More like an internship , right ?
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:18 AM   #50
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work in a big ass corporate building with a crap ton of people...considering where I live I bet you can guess what it is.
Work in IT ".com" area
Yeah , I guess we can , one of those TOO BIG TO FAIL ,,,,
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