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Where you born a knowing everything

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by 93AccordEX, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. 93AccordEX

    93AccordEX New Member

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    To be honest with you i can say i was born knowing everything.
    But yet when i ask questions to learn i constantly get bashed.

    So here is what i wanna know... What the fuck is up with the shit heads
    who will make 20 post bashing before making 1 to help?

    isn't that what the forums are for? to help or are they just to brag about what you
    got bolted on?:confused:
     
  2. totalburnout

    totalburnout Well-Known Member VIP

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    I think you mean "Were you born knowing everything?"

    Clearly you were not.

    Where are you?
    Were you going to eat the last slice of pizza?
     
  3. britchick2203

    britchick2203 New Member

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    :lmao:
     
  4. Drake

    Drake Well-Known Member VIP

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    I think what you are experiencing is someone asking a question that has been covered ohhh lets say between 1 and 129084039823502938109283409823.3328^92138 other times. I mean really if someone posts a question like, how do i change a tire. Of course you are going to get flamed. Also questions like what is the best X brand for X part. Some shit is just common sense and with a little bit of research you can figure it out but if you truly do not know then post up.
     
  5. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    only stupid answers?
     
  6. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    I love the sig btw. But yea, it's just because we get the same questions 8 times a day. Simply using the search option would end all of this. But if you can't find your answer here or with a little research THEN ask here. And be clear that you did search and try to do research first.
     
  7. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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  8. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    What question are you talking about here ?

    You know, I frequent a lot of porsche and Lotus forums, and no will answer my questions like "How do I buy a lotus" and "If I got a porsche, how much will I pay for oil".. Because this is not what a forum is for.

    There are technical papers here that Brian (pissedoffsol) has worked a LOT OF TIME to compile. If you want to make your Civic more of a "highway rocket" then you can find the combos, find the vendors, and then find the help making it all work. If you ask "Can I make my DOHC ZC mate to a 97 HX trans" then you'll get answers. If you ask "Will an NSX engine fit in my CRX" then you'll get flamed. You DO need to know a bit before you begin with an engine swap.

    I guarantee you that everyone on this forum who has performed their own swaps know WAY MORE than a paid, careered mechanic. Its not easy, but it is worth it.

    Now, again, point out the thread that you're having a problem with.
     
  9. Matts96HB

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    Ahh, it most definately is. :D

    But yeah, Hondaswap gets alot of repeat questions, or questions that have an answer in the reference section.
     
  10. norcalgsr

    norcalgsr Honda Master Technician

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  11. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    You're right, to clarify my point (I typed that last one out too fast) If you can't fully comprehend ignition systems, ECUs, Fuel maps, OBD basics and fundamental differences between SOHC and DOHC, then you're too junior to even attempt a swap.

    That's why technical questions come in one flavor here: fucking hard as hell. CELs that don't go away, hesitations or sputters that seem to have no cause, "The car just won't fucking start" etc.
     
  12. DarkHand

    DarkHand Senior Member VIP

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    :D :D

    Being an inquisitive idiot is a good thing... At least you're curious about the world around you and are asking questions. It's the non-inquisitive idiots you have to worry about.

    That being said, there's a difference between being inquisitive and being a lazyass who asks other people to figure things out that they could figure out themselves.
     
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  13. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    ahhh yes the ones looking to be spoon fed everything

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Cashizslick

    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    Hahaha owned.


    Congrats burnout - you managed to pwn somebody besides yourself.
     
  15. civicious

    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    How do you figure? I'm a career mechanic, I've got several ASE's, and even more Chrysler-specific certifications...I actually pull apart and rebuild motors, diagnose problems (that most of the time the vehicles have been to other shops and they tell the customer 'we can't figure it out, take it to a dealership), and have yet to run into something that I haven't been able to fix...and I haven't had a SINGLE comeback...


    whereas someone who performs their own swap unbolts a coupela motor mounts, removes 2 cv axles, unplugs a couplea harness plugs, MAYBE adds a few wires from a color-by-numbers picture online that doesn't even remotely RESEMBLE an actual wiring diagram, but 99% of the time doesn't actually know WHAT they're doing?

    Why are there so many 'I followed the how-to, and my car won't start' posts? Because being a career mechanic is more than just pulling and swapping motors. You have to actually figure out what's wrong and fix it, not just throw another motor in. I'd like ANYONE on here who isn't a career mechanic, whose only experience is that of doing theirs or their friends' motor swaps and basic stuff on thier honda, to take a shot at even HALF the tickets I pull in a week. 'Car will only start and run when headlights are on', for example. Would a DIY-swapper know how to correct this? Probably not.

    I know you made a post later in this thread about that comment, but I still felt that I should put in my .02 on the matter.

    Also, to norcalgsr, your comment about people who repair cars only know how to work on stock cars from the factory, I also think that may be a bit far-fetched...I work at a dealership, and out of all the techs in the shop there are maybe 2 or 3 of them who don't have at least a very decent amount of aftermarket and/or performance knowledge, and they're the guys on the lube rack. Most of the guys here HAVE race cars that they do everything on themselves, and it's not uncommon on a saturday to have 2 or 3 of the tech's personal playtoys on the racks...maybe in your part of the country, but not here.

    To the original poster, you get bashed because you're a fucking idiot.
    Posts like this:
    ..and threads like this one: http://hondaswap.com/accord/93-accord-ex-wont-rev-past-3500rpm-90215/#post844190


    ...are probably why this forum might not be giving you quite the warm welcoming that you wanted.

    Alt+F4 yourself and try again, n00b.

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  16. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Civicious: adj. - Extreme viscous

    Yeah, well I forgot about the swap "kits" and the fact that Hondaswap is here. When some of us were doing it (When you were 10 or so) there were no manuals and kits.

    Nope, actually... you were about 6 when I was dropping V8s in things. It's a totally different world, Perception issue, sorry.
     
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