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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.
Start small, take your time, and ask questions.
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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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Old 04-05-2013, 08:24 AM   #51
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:25 AM   #52
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:25 AM   #53
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:36 AM   #54
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:07 AM   #55
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Retired Air Force Medic. Lucky me, I have a son that recently graduated from WyoTech. I have my own mechanic at home!
I need one of these for lessons. Do you rent him by the hour? =)
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:15 AM   #56
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