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Old 10-01-2003, 11:56 AM
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Re: Need Advice from Mechanics/DIYers

Originally posted by rpm8100

How did you guys learn how to fix cars?
Trial, error, and necessity (lack of funds).

If you want to get into engine internals, see if your local vocational school has night classes.
If you want to learn on your own, get a cheap project car, and tear it apart. Better to learn on something you are not depending upon to get you to work on Monday!

Also, selecting a model that has really good manuals available for it would be a good choice. A model with a lot of room to work would be helpful as well. Finding a good machine shop is key for engine work.

Best of luck.
1986 300E 5-Speed 240k mi.
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