None of the following are sponsors for this web site or youtube videos. I have compiled the list of resources while learning and working on automobiles over the years. The order of resources is created in random order to ensure no favoritism is given.

Schrodinger's Box

A Chemical Engineer that is an advanced DIY automechanic. He really pushes the concept of not being a parts changer.

Circuit Simulator

I utilize Paul Falstad's Circuit Simulator to play around with circuit designs to understand how they work.

Big Bad Tech

An excellent source of electronic information.

Auto Shop 101

Under the [Technical Articles] section, numerous PDF files can be downloaded with great automotive mechanic content.

Nissan/Infinity/Datsun Shop Manuals

Free Nissan Shop Manual PDF downloads.


Auto Diagnostics and Publishing web site. They publish good YouTube training videos, teach you how to build your own test equipment, and sell unique automotive diagnostic tools.

BBB Industries

Free TSBs and Wiring Diagrams PDF downloads.

Fluke 98 User's Manual

Even if you don't own a fluke, the sections describing tests and how to interprete results are very informative.

Real Fixes Real Fast

A Professional Mechanic that shares his experience and tips and tricks.

EE Video Blog

An off-the-cuff Video Blog about Electronics Engineering, for engineers, hobbyists, enthusiasts, hackers and Makers

General TroubleShooting

A general list of troubleshooting procedures to help the DIY mechanic get going on an issue


They are the world’s premier supplier of automotive data. This web site contains one of my favorite articles describing waveforms. View Here

Mighty Car Mods

These guys are sorta the myth busters of car performance enhancements.

Car Complaints

Able to view people's complaints for Year/Make/Model. You can also access Recalls and TSBs.

James Danner

Scanner Danner's brother. He is another awesome, ethical mechanic which creates videos to share his knowledge and know-how.

Mitchell1 DIY

A leading source of factory diagnostic and repair information for over 30,000 vehicles between 1983 to current.

Scanner Danner YouTube

A Professional Mechanic and Instructor at Rosedale Tech in Pittsburg, PA.

Mig Welding

One of the many great welders on YouTube. He taught me that MIG welding is something you feel and listen to.

Engineering Explained

A Mechanical Engineer with a passion for cars. My favorite video is the one discussing the difference between Horsepower and Torque.

Ballenger Motorsports

A web site where automotive connectors and harnesses can be purchased.

Summit Racing

When placing an order, they will most likely have an expert available to help you purchase the proper parts.


A leading source of factory diagnostic and repair information used by 200,000+ technicians.

Eric the Car Guy

A Professional Mechanic that shares his experience, his daily jobs, and tips and tricks.

South Main Auto Repair

A professional mechanic that teaches you how things are actually done.

Scanner Danner Forum

Scanner Danner Forum

Honda Hook Up Forum

Free Honda Shop Manuals downloads.

VIN Decoder

A universal VIN decoder.

Ford Tech Makuloco

An ex-Ford mechanic with professional explanations and fix it procedures.