Engineers and mechanics all?
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05-05-11, 10:20 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: East Devon
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Just take the car to the garage, let them plug their diagonstic thingy in and hey presto, Â£300 lighter
Tell me about it, my wifes car has been in 3 times with a misfiring issue but computer says there is nothing wrong and the EM light isn't on grrrrrr I did suggest they tried driving it around and see for themselves but was told they couldn't work out the fault unless it is plugged into the diagnostics when it does it.
Bring back old fashioned engineering is what I say.
Sorry off topic there.
My dad is a fully qualified mechanic he did an apprenticeship as a bus mechanic and then did a stint as an inspector with the Dept of Transport as an HGV inspector. He is now retired and does up old Devon General Buses in his spare time some of which he worked on in his apprenticeship. When I was a kid I desperately wanted to be a mechanic but my school wasn't geared up for it so had to do computer science instead hence my current career.
Interestingly he won't touch a modern car either even his goes to the garage these days.
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