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Hey guys,

I turned 16 back in january and basically my mom was cool enough to pay for my car. I picked up a 1998 Civic EX coupe simply because I liked the body and it suited my necessities, which are basically to get me places. But there is a side of me that has always liked to get into things like this and exceed my necessities so I really hope to learn a ton more about cars in general. I am a really quick learner especially at this type of stuff so I plan on learning a ton. Basically, what I need to know as of now is the basics of functionality. Before I can talk about any mods or swaps, I need to know how my car works and what all of the lingo is that I need to know. Like i've been reading a few of the pinned threads and I don't really understand some of the terms and parts of the car. Also, I have seen people referring to articles that teach basics of automobiles or articles about OBD but I don't see a main page for this website so I don't really know where to find those. So if you guys could guide me in the right direction so that I can learn everything that I need to know to understand the threads at the least.

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pedobear.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey and welcome to the site, the best/only way to learn about cars, is that when you have a problem, check it out, ask people on here about it, and have a crack at fixing it yourself (once you have enough info to do it). The chances are that someone on here has had to do the same stuff that you may encounter with your car, so do a search to see if there is any threads about it already, read those, if they don't answer your question make a thread in the relevant section about it!

Get some pics up of your car! We all like to see them!

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welcome :) pics of your car would be great :D

 

To learn about the basics of a car, go on howstuffworks.com and read about combustion engine and cars and suspension...whatever you don't know, google search for images or wikipedia...gl :) and ask us here :)

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um... sure :D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(+10 years)

 

 

i love you bell. =P

 

hmm. i approve of this kid. he doesnt want to rice out his car and he actually wants to learn.

welcome to HF

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I give bell a couple of day to come back and ask.

 

J/K with you chicka. Bell, I don't care what anybody says about you kiddo, you are cool in my book.

 

Welcome dude. Hope you can talk the talk and walk the walk on here, is all I have to say.

 

 

Just don't be a noob, and you will be aight.

 

 

Pics is a must!

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alright thanks guys. So are there actually any articles from this website, or are people just referring to outsourced articles from other sites?

 

from the vtec sticky:

If you have read How Car Engines Work, you know about the valves that let air into the engine and let exhaust out of the engine.

which one is he referring to?

 

What you guys should do is create a main page aside from the forums in which you guys contribute and add tutorials and articles that will help out all of the noobs like me.

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^that exists in other forums...try Team-integra.net...they have looots of articles for understanding basics of cars!

 

As for your question: Valves are part of the engine and our engines have number of vlaves...like 12V or 16V meaning 12 valves or 16 valves and such...

 

read team-integra.net...accurate and useful and simple description...

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I LOLed so hard at pedobear.

 

Welcome to HF!

 

If you want someone to answer a question, or if you just want to just BS with the rest of us, post here.

 

If you want detailed pictures and diagrams etc... google.gif

Howstuffworks.com is an awesome suggestion to get you started.

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Welcome to the forums, Kiddo! (P.S. don't take offense to that =P)

 

I'm learning about the mechanics of it all to, but I can definitely tell you this is a great place to start. Let me just warn you, as a youngin' to be aware of the amount of money you invest in your car. Now, Hondas are very popular in the race car world because it's cheaper to make it a race car than some higher end cars, but let it be known, it's very easy to get carried away with buying stuff for your car. I know, I have 2 cousins buying crap they never get around sticking in their car.

 

So that's my schpeil. Have a good one and hope to hear more from you.

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Welcome to the forums, Kiddo! (P.S. don't take offense to that =P)

 

I'm learning about the mechanics of it all to, but I can definitely tell you this is a great place to start. Let me just warn you, as a youngin' to be aware of the amount of money you invest in your car. Now, Hondas are very popular in the race car world because it's cheaper to make it a race car than some higher end cars, but let it be known, it's very easy to get carried away with buying stuff for your car. I know, I have 2 cousins buying crap they never get around sticking in their car.

 

So that's my schpeil. Have a good one and hope to hear more from you.

who the bloody hell are you?

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I'm learning about the mechanics of it all to, but I can definitely tell you this is a great place to start. Let me just warn you, as a youngin' to be aware of the amount of money you invest in your car. Now, Hondas are very popular in the race car world because it's cheaper to make it a race car than some higher end cars, but let it be known, it's very easy to get carried away with buying stuff for your car. I know, I have 2 cousins buying crap they never get around sticking in their car.

 

maybe the 'i run a 14 or slower' race world

 

hahaha

 

okay sorry.. hondas just need a decent amount of work to be considered 'fast'.. well at least to me.. a car should be at least a 12 sec quarter mile before it gets to be called fast.. low 13 SOMETIMES.. 14's and 15s and 16s etc dont impress me much

 

you can race OTHER hondas and other slower cars and stand a chance

 

dont get me wrong.. they CAN be fast.. after swaps and turbos and bottom ends and top ends and tuning etc

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that tells me absolutely nothing

 

good job

 

My name is Louzee. I'll get my boyfriend's s2000 if I can get it running. I'm 21 years old. I'm learning how to Tig weld. I help my boyfriend build manifolds. B series top mount, log, ramhorn, etc. s2000 etc. etc. I build collectors for him and I help grind, bevel, sand runners and stuff.

 

There.Iis that enough? Can you leave me alone now.

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maybe the 'i run a 14 or slower' race world

 

hahaha

 

okay sorry.. hondas just need a decent amount of work to be considered 'fast'.. well at least to me.. a car should be at least a 12 sec quarter mile before it gets to be called fast.. low 13 SOMETIMES.. 14's and 15s and 16s etc dont impress me much

 

you can race OTHER hondas and other slower cars and stand a chance

 

dont get me wrong.. they CAN be fast.. after swaps and turbos and bottom ends and top ends and tuning etc

its not all about drag racing sarah :thumbsup:

 

My name is Louzee. I'll get my boyfriend's s2000 if I can get it running. I'm 21 years old. I'm learning how to Tig weld. I help my boyfriend build manifolds. B series top mount, log, ramhorn, etc. s2000 etc. etc. I build collectors for him and I help grind, bevel, sand runners and stuff.

 

There.Iis that enough? Can you leave me alone now.

oooooh, i was about to say codeboy jr. :laugh:

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