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Old 19th August 2006, 23:26   #1
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i've been lookin for a book in the market which can satisfy my curiosity about cars,but hav unfortunately,uptill now,found none.Let me explain wat exactly i want..I've been going thru a lotta articles on howstuffworks.com and would love to buy a book which explains the working of automobiles in the same way that it does(i.e in laymans terms)..so,if any of u,knoe of such a book,pls let me know..
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Just check out Hayne's manuals. Try searching for them on E-bay, or buy an Autocar- they're selling the manuals in their shopping section, I think.

If you want more specific/general details, just go to your nearest college bookstore and ask for 3rd sem/4th sem books on automobile engineering, diploma or degree.

For everything else, like general knowledge, you have your magazines...
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For everything else, like general knowledge, you have your magazines...
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Where else but this forum
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check this link for some info: http://www.indiacar.com/doityourself/index.htm

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Look for AA Book of the Car. Extremely simplified and extensively illustrated. Made my life a lot easier. It's a pretty old book though, of 1980s vintage, look around at second hand stores, you'd get one for pretty cheap.
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Look for AA Book of the Car. Extremely simplified and extensively illustrated. Made my life a lot easier. It's a pretty old book though, of 1980s vintage, look around at second hand stores, you'd get one for pretty cheap.
yeah i agree...its a terrific book, very well illustrated and explained...plus there was a similar one by readers digest (or was that the same? not sure...)
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Look for AA Book of the Car. Extremely simplified and extensively illustrated. Made my life a lot easier. It's a pretty old book though, of 1980s vintage, look around at second hand stores, you'd get one for pretty cheap.
wat xactly is the name...is it "aa book of the car"..?
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wat xactly is the name...is it "aa book of the car"..?
if u know anybody in mumbai who can send it to you, ask them to try at the University of Mumbai footpath on the Kala Ghoda side of the road.
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Try
Automotive Mechanics
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Anglin and Crouse
It is the best with every bit info you need bout how cars work
suspension , braking, engine ,electricals et al
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It is the best with every bit info you need bout how cars work
suspension , braking, engine ,electricals et al
do u have any idea where i can find it?
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Problem with car books is that technology moves faster than the book publishing world... mostly in the fuel injection system. Open the hood of two Indicas (different years of manufacture) and you get two different lay outs of engines. What with CRDi and MPFI and CRDe...
Some day in the furture, one might need a PhD to me a car mechanic!!!
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This is based on Behram's recommendation.

Bosch Automotive Handbook: Robert Bosch Gmbh: Buy in India: Book Review

Is this a good website to order the book?
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You may also want to check out The Car Maintenance Bibles

It's a good place to start with, they have pretty comprehensive writeups with illustrations and animations to explain how engines, transmissions, suspensions, brakes etc. work.

While it is not a substitute for the bosch manual, I found this site quite useful to get a hang of the automobile basics.
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do u have any idea where i can find it?
crouse & anglin is a very good book, will tell you all about basics of Automobile working & repair.

try any engineering book store its easily available. Try automobile engineering by Dr. N k giri. Its also a good book.
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