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Old 15th August 2011, 12:54   #31
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I started my journey last year with something similar in my mind.

Check this thread & my posts to know from where i started to where i have reached.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...lp-please.html (Want to be a TUNER. Help please!)

I thought my dream of starting my own garage will end ones i join Mercedes since i will only get to work on single brand cars but i was proved wrong. To know how check the last post in the above linked thread.
Your journey is indeed very inspiring, and hope you get what you want really soon and if you start a specialized tuning garage then let enthusiasts like me know.
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As an engineer, you will cringe at some of the stuff done in the name of tuning. Even at the highest level. Want examples? Try this. Using local/China-made sleeves from diesel gensets in engines made for "racing". Do not waste your knowledge. I assume you've worked with quite a bunch of automotive parts since you're a mechanical engineer. What's stopping you from getting your hands dirty on your own car?

Good luck with whatever you decide to do. You have a fresh mind, don't waste it. Just my 2 cents. Been on both sides of the fence. I ended up being an integral part of a team that destroyed the national record for the highest power pulled from a naturally aspirated OHC VTEC engine, way more than what is achieved by quite a few tuners doing turbo jobs on these same engines.
Thanks for a lot for your advice. The only thing thats stopping me is money, and I am trying very hard to fulfill that shortcoming.I dont know how to do it, but I will do it. Also, very good to know about the VTEC record, kudos to that effort
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[COLOR=black]Iam presently doing Advanced Diploma in Automotive Mechatronics and will be completing it within a month. A.D.A.M. is a joint venture between Government Polytechnic Pune and Mercedes-Benz. It is a completely practical based, 1year course. It is situated on University road, opp E-Square, Pune. In this course we go through mechanical, electronics and systems modules, during which we get to work on engines, transmissions etc straight out of the Merc. Apart from these, the center is equiped with two functional Merc C-Class for training. We are given detailed knowledge about automobiles and latest tech and also practical experience of fault finding. The eligibility for the course is Diploma or Degree in automobile, mechanical or electronics field. Admissions are done through entrance exam which includes basics of automobiles, physics, maths and comprehension. Exam is conducted in September and you can register in august. If you visit the center now, I can show you around and give further information. If you are interesed in getting deep knowledge in automobiles, this is the place to be in.[/COLOR]
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[COLOR=black]Iam presently doing Advanced Diploma in Automotive Mechatronics and will be completing it within a month. A.D.A.M. is a joint venture between Government Polytechnic Pune and Mercedes-Benz. It is a completely practical based, 1year course. It is situated on University road, opp E-Square, Pune. In this course we go through mechanical, electronics and systems modules, during which we get to work on engines, transmissions etc straight out of the Merc. Apart from these, the center is equiped with two functional Merc C-Class for training. We are given detailed knowledge about automobiles and latest tech and also practical experience of fault finding. The eligibility for the course is Diploma or Degree in automobile, mechanical or electronics field. Admissions are done through entrance exam which includes basics of automobiles, physics, maths and comprehension. Exam is conducted in September and you can register in august. If you visit the center now, I can show you around and give further information. If you are interesed in getting deep knowledge in automobiles, this is the place to be in.[/COLOR]
Hello. Good to know you are doing the 1 yr mechatronic course. I too joined in from today but for the 6 month course sponsored by the dealership.

I couldnt recollect your name so couldn't meet you today.I even asked a guy about who logs on to T-BHP & he pointed me to a group of guys

Coming to the 1 yr mechatronic course which you are doing,i know a guy who did it last year from GPP & the maximum he got was 6.5 k per month in pune,his other friends from Bangalore are getting about 10 K per month & a direct entry into Mercedes Benz Service Center.

Now there are other guys who are getting 10K per month without doing mechatronics & spending 80K for it.

Doent mean its useless i only mean with or without mechatronics the struggle is the same but if you strike then the futures bright.

And yes people who have done mechatronics directly from Mercedes Benz Plant Pune are the more trusted ones or given more opportunity when diagnosing a fault in a car
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Old 19th August 2011, 17:26   #34
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Hello. Good to know you are doing the 1 yr mechatronic course. I too joined in from today but for the 6 month course sponsored by the dealership.

I couldnt recollect your name so couldn't meet you today.I even asked a guy about who logs on to T-BHP & he pointed me to a group of guys

Coming to the 1 yr mechatronic course which you are doing,i know a guy who did it last year from GPP & the maximum he got was 6.5 k per month in pune,his other friends from Bangalore are getting about 10 K per month & a direct entry into Mercedes Benz Service Center.

Now there are other guys who are getting 10K per month without doing mechatronics & spending 80K for it.

Doent mean its useless i only mean with or without mechatronics the struggle is the same but if you strike then the futures bright.

And yes people who have done mechatronics directly from Mercedes Benz Plant Pune are the more trusted ones or given more opportunity when diagnosing a fault in a car
First of all, Congratulations for getting into the course. You will be a bit short of time since you are doing a 6month course but if you dont waste time you will extract as much as one can extract in a year. Our proffessors are very supportive and wont stop you from getting any knowkedge. About the salary, it is true that it is quiet low in automobile service field, but you cant blame the course for that. The knowledge you gather over here is much more than a student of Degree in automobiles. This I can say with confidence. But still, if you do degree and this course then you can have a handsome package. Degree proves to be the ladder for you to go up. If the same course is done in the plant, which is a 2yr course, then obviously you will get moreexperience and you will be subjected to real time faults and not induced faults. So I would suggest you to learn all the tricks of fault finding and be better than others when you get into the workshop.
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I really struggled to initiate this thread and am sure you're confused about what am I trying to say.
Well, after 34 years on this planet; I have finally found one thing that I could spend time with all day and never get bored. If I was working in any domain within the automobile industry; I would probably not leave the planet.

So, I want to join a proper Garage or a workshop where I can go in every weekend and learn about every bolt and screw there is in a car over a period of time. The idea is to get my hands dirty to the point that I could do what an average car mechanic can do. It may take a year or two, but I want to invest in it. Now, please tell me there are schools or garages who would be able to accommodate me.


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I have had the same thought many a times. But this would require a lot of determination and grit. You will have to be prepared to sacrifice a lot of other personal activities and that takes a lot to do. I wish you all the very best in this endeavor of yours. Good luck.
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I attended a 2 week course in Automobiles in Coimbatore. It was organised by this GD Naidu Charity Trust.

It's actually a full fledged school where people come, study for a year or so(purely automotive) and then get hired by Bajaj, Ashok Leyland, etc. Most of the students arent from very well to do backgrounds. This institute is doing a phenomenal job there helping the sons(mainly!) of poor people get a good diploma and then getting them placed.

It is run by a slightly arrogant chap(my personal opinion), but thankfully he isnt involved in teaching. The guys who are involved in the teaching are so humble and down to earth. You actually feel like you have gone back in time where teachers were Gods. You automatically treat these men like Gurus. They are true gurus. Not just lecturers.

They have very old stuff to learn on(an Old Cadillac stands out. We learnt abt Wishbone suspension on this Cadillac). They also have an amby engine, a maruti 1000 engine, etc..

Generally old stuff but nothing is outdated. What we have today are evolutions of the same designs.

We learnt everything. We actually dismantled the Amby Isuzu engine and the Maruti 1000 engine the smallest parts possible. Then assembled it again. We did the same for Power steering, Rack and pinion steering, Synchromesh gearbox, normal gearbox, Leaf spring suspension, Wishbone tye, Mc Pherson type.

This 14 day course was so enlightening. It was awesome.

The icing on the cake was when we were taken down into the garage and shown the cars owned by these cars. I dont remember exactly what cars they had but it was a super collection. Mainly old cars, but classics nevertheless. There was a 2CV if I remember correctly.

If any of you wants details, I'll dig it out from my email inbox and post it here.
Wow, that's an amazing piece of info and I am sure those 2 weeks would have been excellent.

Hats off to "GD Naidu Charity Trust" for organizing something like this.

For the ones who do not know about GD Naidu -- Here is a small extract from his wikipedia page : In 1952, the two-seater petrol engine car (costing a mere Rs 2,000/-) rolled out. But production was stopped subsequently, because of the Government's refusal to grant the necessary license.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gopalsw...raiswamy_Naidu
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I really struggled to initiate this thread and am sure you're confused about what am I trying to say.
Well, after 34 years on this planet; I have finally found one thing that I could spend time with all day and never get bored. If I was working in any domain within the automobile industry; I would probably not leave the planet.

So, I want to join a proper Garage or a workshop where I can go in every weekend and learn about every bolt and screw there is in a car over a period of time. The idea is to get my hands dirty to the point that I could do what an average car mechanic can do. It may take a year or two, but I want to invest in it. Now, please tell me there are schools or garages who would be able to accommodate me.

Hi, did you found anything on this, did you learned somewhere?
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Hey everyone!
I was lucky enough to get admission into a reputed college in Mechanical Engg with specialisation in Automotive Engg. But due to family problems, I was unable to even attend my first semester.
Now, I will be joining the college in the third sem and so I am lying completely free for 6 months. This is thus the best time to get a hands on experience and I won't be getting this time back.
What should I be looking for? Should I go for working in a garage or an Authorized Station?
But first of all, will they be taking me in?
I am ready to do lots of work, wash their cars and get my hands dirty. All I want is good technical guidance and experience.
Can anyone suggest me some good garage or a place in Delhi where I can go and give a try?
Do share and suggest what I can do!
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So, I had to get my scooter serviced as the muffler screws had come off and it sounded really awesome.
This took me to a workshop names Namdhari Works in Geeta Colony. They have a decent big shop and a lot of equipment to perform servicing from the roots of the engine- refurbishing the inner walls of the engine block et al.

I gathered some courage and asked whether I could work as an apprentice where they teach me some repairing work and I try to do all the works for free.

They told me to come back after Diwali. I went back and after some re-introduction they sent me back and told me to come the next day at 10 a.m.

Maybe they don't want me to work over there. But let's see! I will go back and tell you about the further proceedings!
Hope for the best!
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So, the Namdhari Workshop ustaad ji did not take me in. He had agreed that I can work over but the timings did not suite my parents. I told ustaad ji the new timings, which he did not accept. Moving on.

I started to look around. I gave a peek in Maruti Service Center and Honda Service Center but to no avail. They were not denying me, they were being helpful- but everything required atleast one week.

So, for a final try I went to Seemapuri. There I asked around and ended at a workshop- Darshan Motors. They do all types of Mechanical work on Diesel cars and ustaad ji accepted me very politely. Till now, I have seen atleast 2 engines being overhauled, various services- air filter, oil filter, engine oil change; 3 clutch overhauls; suspension overhaul. And I even got to do some work on them. I know it's diesel- but hey! I am getting to work with cars. On the plus side, diesel engines are really strong and it's fun to work on them. Really having a good time over here!
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You can post pictures! Everyone loves pictures of torn open engines, waiting to be put together...
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Will surely do that! I currently have only 1 good picture. But I will surely keep on clicking and posting!

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