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Old 02-23-2012, 08:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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School me on diesel

Hi, I am 17 years old, and have taken 2 auto classes through school, both with shit teachers who knew less than me. I have obtained a large amount of info from this site. I have a 1994 f-150 with the inline 6 and the mazda manual tranny. Now, I know an okay amount about gas engines, but diesel has always eluded me. I know the basics, like why it works, and how, but I want to know everything about them, gas engines too really. Like what different cams do, or how to obtain more HP, or more torque, or even the RPM range. I have done some searching around the internet and pirate, but haven't found exactly what im looking for. I do know that most people on here have lots and lots of stuff bookmarked, and I would like to mooch off of them a little. I know I may get flamed for that, but as long as I gain some information ill take it. So really I am looking for some links to posts, like diesel or gas engine engine encyclopedias, or engine building guides or write ups, or anything.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I applaud your enthusiasm to learn, but find it hard to believe that you knew more than your teachers and are asking about basics here.

Do some research, wikihow, google, etc. This is the internet... If it can't be answered here, it doesn't matter.
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believe it or not wikipedia is actually a decent source of info
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diesel_engine

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camshaft

Comp Cams 101 - YouTube

that ought to get you started
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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This is the internet... If it can't be answered here, it doesn't matter.
This, when I was 17 the internet didn't exist, be glad you have all of this info at your finger tips and use it.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I applaud your enthusiasm to learn, but find it hard to believe that you knew more than your teachers and are asking about basics here.

Do some research, wikihow, google, etc. This is the internet... If it can't be answered here, it doesn't matter.
Teachers for that type of class only have to have "general knowledge". His main class was wood shop, the auto teacher from the year before me retired, and the school board made him teach the class, he really didn't want to be their, and it showed.

Thanks to everyone, I will look harder for what I want to learn.
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Teachers for that type of class only have to have "general knowledge". His main class was wood shop, the auto teacher from the year before me retired, and the school board made him teach the class, he really didn't want to be their, and it showed.

Thanks to everyone, I will look harder for what I want to learn.
Thats a shame about your teacking situation in auto. Try hitting the library, theres some good informative books on engines.
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Yea i was real dissapointed, but i had pirate to help me out, so that was nice.
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Check out www.4btswaps.com Read through all the stickies & threads for a few months, then you should understand alot better...

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