Shadetree mechanic myself. Learned from others and chiltons and haynes manuals. Forums like FTE and a few dozen others I am a member of have helped figure things out that pertain to certain vehicles. Plus they usually contain a great core group of members that area blast to hang out with. My mechanic abilities are minimal compared to you guys but I don't do it for the money/living like you do, I'm just trying to help my family by not having to spend huge amounts at the garages unless it is really needed.