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Unread 08-23-2009, 12:35 PM   #1
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I came from OCN with the same name. I like modding computers and I'm interested in modding cars but I know nothing about them. The only cars I care about are vans. I drive a 2001 Chevrolet Venture WB Edition. I hoping to get a E-350 Super Duty Extended XLT 6.8L EFI V10 with every option some day but that is going to cost 45,000. I had to look up all of that because I know nothing about cars. You guys know anywhere I can start reading to learn the basics of cars? I was thinking about just starting at the engine and then going all over from there.

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Unread 08-23-2009, 02:31 PM   #2
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you mean F350? E350's are vans. and we have a 99 version of that truck (Diesel) and that thing can pull anything.. even in mud.
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He said he only cares about vans, so he probably does mean the E-350

Anyway, the best way to learn is just to do it. Buy a Haynes manual for your vehicle, and start doing the maintenance yourself (call a friend/post here if you need help). The engine is by far the most complicated part of the vehicle - it's much easier to learn how to do brake work, suspension work, etc than to do complicated engine overhauls.
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I don't mean like hands on stuff already I just started reading How Stuff Works. I also already have a Haynes Manual. Why do I have 10 rep already?

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Everyone starts with 10 rep.

You'd be surprised how easy it is to just jump in and do basic stuff like spark plugs, oil changes, etc. And you just move on from there!
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