Be careful with the generalizations. Three of my top students were girls. Well, ... They still are! The guys in my classes had a lot of respect for them.
I have a lot of respect too for anyone who tries to learn more about the complicated machines we trust to get us back home, and who isn't afraid to try to work on them. Holler back when you need more words of wisdom.
By the way, be thankful you don't have a diesel engine. They will run on the oil that runs past the piston rings when it's overfilled and you can't turn them off safely. I saw one die a slow death across from the shop I was working at in the late '80s. That was caused by a guy who thought he was supposed to check the oil level with the engine running. By the time I got there with a handful of wet rags, bubbles were coming out of every gasket. Had anyone had the presence of mind, it had a manual transmission and it could have been stuffed into the highest gear to snuff the engine. Don't know what eventually happened to that car.
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 AT 3:35 AM