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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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M8 , I have been known to park them on the village high street on occasion !
 

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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.

MIKE.
 

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Mike , I couldn't agree more !

Personally , I leave the specialist stuff to the experienced specialists and concentrate my energies on the things that I know / enjoy !
 

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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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hi david
If you want to "banger" up a back ally at least turn her over so you dont have to stare at her. But in the middle of the high street, even that is out of my league.
andy
 
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