December 28th, 2016 11:12

Teach yourself car mechanics

Learn by doing is a mantra that I hold dear. 

For a long time now I've wanted to learn car mechanics. I tried to find some weekend and evening courses and I briefly flirted with the idea of starting from the bottom and becoming an apprentice at a local garage (almost impossible to get an apprenticeship if you're over the age of 25 here in England).

In the end I came up with a different solution: teach myself.

So off I went to eBay and bought a broken car for £400. Without seeing it.

The car in question is a 2001 BMW E46 320d Touring. I’ve got a few hand tools, the YouTube app on my phone and some spare time. I also have a video camera. This is the resulting mess. Enjoy and don’t troll me too hard.