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Something is going clickety click
cank kerfffffffff in my engine.
When I pop the hood to have my
ill-informed poke around, I can
refer to the handy annotated
engine map permanently
silkscreened onto the underside of
the hood. That way, when I call
someone who actually knows what
are doing, I can refer to the
part or parts by name.
A basic troubleshooting procedures
guide wouldn't hurt, neither.
Colour Coded Engine
Fishrat's inspiration [BunsenHoneydew, Dec 16 2005]
||Like those pictoral inserts in chocolate sampler boxes?
||Whilst I have nothing against the ability of the layman to become informed, a little bit of knowledge is a denagerous thing. If you knew where the porblem was and what the part was you would be more tempted to try and fix it yourself which could actually lead to more problems.
||Haynes manuals give not only good instruction on how to do most things to your car but also how difficult it is. I will however admit that this would be a good thing for something like changing spark plugs or checking oil.
||Hence "basic" troubleshooting
||Just make sure you put a mark or something next to each part's name, and have a legend that says, "**: DON'T TRY TO FIX THIS, MORON."
||There should probably be a corresponding: "I can be jiggled."