Vehicle: Car: Parts
Annotated Engine Map Under Hood   (+11, -1)  [vote for, against]
Seeking to solve the same problem-space as [Fishrat] - see link.

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 they are doing, I can refer to the part or parts by name.

A basic troubleshooting procedures guide wouldn't hurt, neither.
-- BunsenHoneydew, Dec 16 2005

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Fishrat's inspiration [BunsenHoneydew, Dec 16 2005]

Like those pictoral inserts in chocolate sampler boxes?
Good Idea.
-- reensure, Dec 16 2005

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.
-- miasere, Dec 16 2005

Hence "basic" troubleshooting
-- BunsenHoneydew, Dec 16 2005

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."
-- shapu, Dec 16 2005

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