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    Default want to be a mechanic.

    dear pakwheelers,

    after thinking about it alot, i have made a decision of becoming automobile troubleshooter.

    i'm located in lahore, & if some one wants to mentor me at his workshop please let me know.


    i have basic knowledge of mechanical & electrical works, but do not have a hand on experience. which is my dearest concern at the moment.

    expertise i'm seeking are servicing and repairing, both mechanical and electrical.

    share your suggestions as well and if some on is interested on taking me in, i'll be glad.

    I'm struggling to please ALLAH, I'll suggest you do the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faheemboy View Post
    i would suggest you learn the modification of engines NOS etc work good money
    that was my primary objective few years back, & it is in the list, but not in the quick one.
    let's hope i learn how to achieve manufacturer HP on the used vehicle, then i'll start thinking about increasing it .
    I'm struggling to please ALLAH, I'll suggest you do the same.

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    don't get me wrong as i'm only opting this, as additional skill, i'v done mba+bcs, & have corporate world experience of over 5 years, in fmcg's & telecommunications.

    but i'm sick of wearing ties.
    I'm struggling to please ALLAH, I'll suggest you do the same.

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    need more suggestions, precautions, pros, cons, all sort of stuff...
    I'm struggling to please ALLAH, I'll suggest you do the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrangler79 View Post
    Also a word of advice for you. Most of these mechanics (Ustaads) are sodomists. So be careful. Pakwheels will not be responsible for any kind of your loss.
    He is a 32 year old. I think he can handle this kind of situation.
    Every time someone refers to Honda Civic as 'reborn', a puppy dies! Oh and I hate increasing my post count.

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    hahaha, i'm 32 years and 345 days old. so yeah.
    I'm struggling to please ALLAH, I'll suggest you do the same.

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    this is a good way of getting an idea about repairing & servicing cars.

    YouTube - wheeler dealers

    if you know any other similar tv shows, let me know .
    I'm struggling to please ALLAH, I'll suggest you do the same.

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    I'd say go for it, part time job and fun for a guy like you

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    you should work on simpler engines first - then study on engine design to get the idea of what principle raises torque and what principle dictates the engine rpm, and how the air behaves inside the cylinder when its rushing past the inlet valve - you'll get the idea why different shaped heads and valve angles can create different power outputs.

    e.g. a motorcycle engine would usually be oversquare - bore more than stroke - this would result in lower piston speed but higher crank speed and low piston sideways thrust; but the engine would have very low torque in low rpms (honda B16A comes to mind here)

    similarly if an engine has more stroke and smaller bore - the piston speed increases but the crank speed is little reduced, to achieve good performance here, we need longer connecting rods (not always good - engine becomes fatter) for the piston speed to reduce and the piston to stay a little while at the combustion stroke - this effect greatly increases torque but the long stroke reduces top rpm (diesel engines)

    after sorting some of this out - you would get the idea why certain intake manifolds are long and some short - the long one provides a stream of air that quickly reacts to vacuum signal (torque increase) while a short one is great for high revving engines (motorcycles etc) but have the torque of a preteen girl trying to tighten a screw when the engine is at low rpms

    btw - the above are good for 4 cycle otto principle engines, these do not fully apply to 2 stroke or 2 stroke diesel engines.

    dont worry you'll get the idea
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    ^^when i was creating this thread, I wanted you to comment on this topic. It is as good as i was expecting. If i was located in khi, i would have asked you to have me as helper+student at your workshop. I know i would have been lucky.

    thanks for the beginner's lesson.
    I'm struggling to please ALLAH, I'll suggest you do the same.

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    there are also institutes in Lahore which do have automobile mechanic training courses, why dont you join them ?
    Ragar Dey!

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    Its great to see our friends wanting to pursue technical automotive work so seriously. Wish you all the best.

    Your best mentor would be reading, reading and reading. I know you run the workshop manuals thread and would reckon you have gone through a lot of those which is great. I started reading this book called Internal Combustion Engines, a course book friend of mine studying at NED gave me. It explains some of the basic concepts very nicely, you can build up from there.

    All the best.
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    @stj174

    are you talking about vocational institutes?
    they are no good, besides they first hand you over, some pieces of metal for shaping and casting, some lathe machine basic trainings and then, finally only let you know the theory of internal combustion engine. and that internal combustion theory is only told by keeping a model engine on sight, without letting you touch anything.

    in environment like today, one have to know the variants of servicing and repairing all sorts of engines out there. and trust me they are not so many engine differences, as Xulfiqar explained above. few things differ as per weight to power ratio maintenance, just to produce optimum performance.

    the biggest clue is, the engine block design and function within that block remains as same as all engines, where combustion takes place, the head unit, is the part where engineers mold and fold the techniques of smart intake outtake. then there comes a choice of material strengths and designs of all engine parts, head, pistons, crank and all tiny bits from tappet to crankcase.

    so piece of cake really, which is falsely told difficult, so people could not enter in this industry. specially, with flashy unexplained words, like VVTi, VTEC, where as they are only an addition of rocker arm on the cam shaft, which locks on told RPM. nasty trick of advertising but nothing more than that.

    so to be honest, So called institutes over here will always discourage, by saying "NO NO, these things are not being taught here, because we don't know".

    to be honest, never trust the course materials, because, you know, as the author finishes his book, a new engine technology gets introduced in market. so you can teach better in these institutes rather studying there.
    I'm struggling to please ALLAH, I'll suggest you do the same.

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    I know what you are saying - but you will develop a knack of quickly learning of how the new technology works, as in every science its just common sense arranged in a proper fashion - now its up to you to develop that centrepoint of thinking that you can work out its principles in your head just by looking, reading or working on it. (as I mentioned first work on smaller engines)

    I know the tech institutes do not teach you anything new in Pakistan - and dont even bother answering your questions on why some engine blocks are deep skirted and some not.
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    ^^do you know anyone in LHR which could keep me as a helper+student, for smaller engines?. now you know better what i'm actually pursuing.
    I'm struggling to please ALLAH, I'll suggest you do the same.

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