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Basic automotive how it works

Discussion in 'How-to Guides' started by tbplus10, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Most posts asking for automotive repair help usually start or end with something like "I'm not very mechanical" to mechanically minded people this means "I put in gas, turn the key, and it goes where I want it to" most of the time. And the explanation of the problem in question usually follows suit, something like "it keeps making a noise up front when I turn, stop, or start" this makes a correct diagnosis very hard to give.

    If your a car guy the following websites probably wont reveal any new secrets for you, but if your unsure of how this mechanical contraption works and you want to learn a little more on what happens after you turn the key heres some sites that can help out.

    Engine:
    http://www.howstuffworks.com/engine.htm
    http://www.siu.edu/~autoclub/frange.html
    http://www.gunt.de/download/int_comb_engines_english.pdf
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  2. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

  3. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

  4. Cableguy

    Cableguy Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Last edited: Mar 14, 2009
  5. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    I just spent the last two hours looking over all of these sites you guys have provided, and I actually learned a lot of stuff. I am like a sponge, always absorbing information from all sources! :great:
  6. zachh1020

    zachh1020 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Thanks for the sites!
  7. jsegs02

    jsegs02 New Member

    howstuffworks is a great site!
  8. jerseymike68

    jerseymike68 Rockstar

    useful links here
  9. Coupe302

    Coupe302 New Member

    great info
  10. shanuck

    shanuck New Member

    Thanks

    Some useful info

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