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Old 12-13-2002, 11:40 AM   #1
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I am sure many of you have seen this site before, but I just found it and thought that the people of the Newbies Forum should know as well. I found it very useful. The site has animated gifs and detailed descriptions of how allot of stuff actully works.

The site is http://www.howstuffworks.com

Some of the most interesting stuff I have found

How Engines Work
http://www.howstuffworks.com/engine.htm

How Camshafts Work
http://www.howstuffworks.com/camshaft.htm

How Fuel Injection Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/fuel-injection.htm

How Turbos Work
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Old 12-13-2002, 11:48 AM   #2
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I agree, that is one of the best sites on the Intarweb. It would be even better if it were stickied.
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Old 12-13-2002, 11:52 AM   #3
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yep....good site. Will sticky that for now.

Thanks for taking the time to get all the direct links
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Old 12-13-2002, 05:35 PM   #4
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AHAHAHHAHAHAHA!!

I'll teach JGard to sticky something without locking it...

http://www.howstuffworks.com/transmission.htm

Manual Transmissions... every growing boy should know this!
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Old 12-15-2002, 10:08 AM   #5
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just wanted to add something to the great list

http://www.howstuffworks.com/catalytic-converter.htm
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Old 12-17-2002, 10:51 AM   #6
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Usually a pretty good site but some of the stuff is a bit wrong (not necesarily in your links) so make sure you double check with another source

Eric

PS: Thanks for the links
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Old 02-09-2003, 01:15 PM   #7
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Yea, when I first was linked to the site I spent hours learning, well, how stuff works.

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Old 02-10-2003, 08:42 AM   #8
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how about getting a site for how a rotory works? cause i sure don't know
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Old 02-19-2003, 03:47 AM   #9
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yeah i realy like that howstuffworks web site it cool
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Old 02-26-2003, 02:02 PM   #10
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Here is another great link for technical information. It is a bit "Toyo-centric" but almost all of the texts are applicable to most modern cars. A must read for anyone seeking a more technical explanation of automotive electrical systems, open vs. closed loop, EFI and related components such as sensors and ECMs. There are even some tests to challenge your new found knowledge.

http://www.autoshop101.com/

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Old 02-28-2003, 04:04 PM   #11
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Old 03-07-2003, 11:02 AM   #12
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EDIT: Oh, I guess this is supposed to be links only :/ Oh well.

Amazing book with a stunning amount of diagrams. Covers pretty much everything in easy to understand terms, but is not "just the fundamentals" as the title suggests. Very in-depth.

Auto Fundamentals

Hardcover: 601 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.10 x 11.37 x 8.85

Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Co; Revised edition (January 2000)

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Old 03-14-2003, 06:58 AM   #13
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And there's the "how different engines work"...

http://www.keveney.com/Engines.html
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Old 03-30-2003, 02:14 PM   #14
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great site...good for newbs
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Old 06-01-2003, 06:19 AM   #15
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Quote:
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how about getting a site for how a rotory works? cause i sure don't know
Howstuffworks has that one too! Ironically, it was that article that got me sucked into hsw.

http://travel.howstuffworks.com/rotary-engine.htm
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Old 07-01-2003, 03:05 PM   #16
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Hi,

Is there a link like this one that talks specifically about subarus or impreza?

http://www.autoshop101.com/
This one specifically talks about toyotas.

Or what about books?

thanks,
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Old 08-04-2003, 07:24 AM   #17
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can anyone link me to the site that compares all the 4 stroke engine type (v6, inline 6, boxer etc etc) and the advantages/disadvantages of them

it also talked about how they balance them

Thanks!

nm found it

this is an excellent link
http://autozine.kyul.net/technical_s...tech_index.htm
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Old 01-13-2004, 08:14 PM   #18
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also, to the guy who asked abt rotaries, try this site

http://www.rotaryengineillustrated.com/
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Old 06-14-2004, 05:38 PM   #19
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Old 03-18-2005, 07:49 PM   #21
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It is a cool site. I am in the process of building a carpet cleaning business. My pard suggested learning small engine repair, just to be able to keep my michenery operating without much down time. I did come arross howstuff works. Nice addition to my other text. Any other suggestions with good diagrams & animations are apprecited. Thanks !!
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i still didnt quite understand manual trannies till i got to play with one in an engine class. even then its ahrd to see how they get all those things to work properly.
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i still didnt quite understand manual trannies till i got to play with one in an engine class. even then its ahrd to see how they get all those things to work properly.
its been said knowledge increases at the same rate as breakages.
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Old 03-21-2005, 01:51 AM   #24
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haha, I learn a lot when i have to fix/ change stuff on my car.
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Old 06-03-2005, 06:13 PM   #25
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They also have an article on how Differentials work.
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