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I know that this is a bit OT, but I feel you may be able to help.

I am a complete car nut, I spend way too much money, and time on reading about them. I am considered a, "Anorak" by most that know me. I have been known to ask several car owners at the roadside, if I can take pictures.:eek:oohhh::1zhelp:

I feel that although I know about cars, I know little about the technology involved. And I want to change this.

I am currently reading "Hilliers Fundamentals of motor vehicle technology : 5th edition , Book 1". And although I have no-one talking me through it, I seem to understand almost all that I have read. I know that it's not the most complex of books, but I can grasp the theory behind it. (I now understand what farrell said to me about intake valve clearances:1:)

My question is this, Does anyone know of other good learning tools/books that can help me in the quest for knowledge?

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Phill
 

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I read the "AA book of the car" when I was about 10 years old.
It taught me an awful lot about the mechanicals, but not as much
as the Chrysler bought for me by my brother when I was 12....that
got pulled apart & driven up and down the garden !

As a teenager there always seemed to be a 1600GT Crosflow at the
bottom of the stairs in our house (thanks to my other brother) as well
as a driveway full of diverse cars.

This all lead to an apprentiship as a vehicle technician.

I guess in short, theres nothing quite like having an old banger to learn on,
however books are very good for knowledge.

I think Haynes do a good general book on the motor car.

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Alan.
 

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Phil ,

' The Waffler's Guide To The Wonderful World Of Waffle ' was a book that I found invaluable reading shortly after meeting Farrell !

Good luck in your quest .........
 

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:)
Phil
I hope that taking you out in your car for test drive, then out in mine,
gave you more of a graphic demonstration in what is possible than all my waffle;)

Farrell

It most certaily did:thumbsup:


@Alan: Unfortunately, due to space and budget, (and the wife shouting at me), the only banger I am allowed is looked after by Farrell!:hihi:
 

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It most certaily did:thumbsup:


@Alan: Unfortunately, due to space and budget, (and the wife shouting at me), the only banger I am allowed is looked after by Farrell!:hihi:
Hide the banger around the corner & deny all knowledge...I'm sure thats
what Oli does !

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Hi Phil, i'll back up what Alan said as most of what I have learnt came from fiddling with basic cars and working my way up. For every ten books I could have read on a specific task I can learn much more by doing the job once.

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Yea maybe, I've been to a few 'specialists' before that leave me questioning my trust and hard earned cash! Luckily in the past few years the M5 has never had anything wrong with it that I could'nt fix myself, obviously with the experience and knowledge of you guys!

MIKE.
 
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