About Me


Online Career

        My name is Jason Fenske. I am a graduated mechanical engineer from North Carolina State University. As a YouTube partner under the name EngineeringExplained, I make video lessons on automotive engineering topics. I am interested in the evolution of technology in the automotive industry, and I aspire to teach this technology to my viewers in a clear and concise manner.



My YouTube Story

        Growing up, I wasn't so much of a car guy rather than just someone who enjoyed the mechanics of everything, and enjoyed filmmaking. I started making short videos in the later years of elementary school. These videos were far from educational, and typically had a plot relating to my sense of humor at the time, or some dumb action series. Throughout middle school, high school, and college, I made numerous short films each year, amounting to quite a library of poorly made home videos. Before EngineeringExplained, I had an alternative account used primarily for college videos, which have since been removed. I've always made videos, just never educational videos.

        Throughout my life, I also spent a lot of my time taking things apart and putting them back together. Plenty of the electronic toys I had would be put to test of being ripped apart and then reassembled. Legos were of course a big part of my childhood (and many engineers I currently know). Something about understanding how everything works is just something I've always been interested in. And many times I would take the knowledge I recently acquired, and then teach it my friends. I've heard many times that I did an excellent job of explaining things, and that I would make a great teacher.

        My passion for cars came from a video game (sad, isn't it?), PGR3, which hooked me on the subject. Magazines, online news, TV shows, everything that had to do with cars I suddenly followed. This passion introduced me to the engineering world, and I have now graduated with a BS in mechanical engineering. My college curriculum was never enough to satisfy my curiosity of automotive technology. Most of what I learned in college about cars, I did in my own time. It's not too uncommon for someone to ask me how I learned so much about cars (though to be honest, I still feel I have much to learn). The answer boils down to a few things. Primarily, I read/watch quite a bit on cars. Websites, YouTube channels, automotive books. Another great thing to do, especially if you're just getting interested in cars, is to go to a local junkyard, pay a couple bucks to get in, and then start disassembling everything. Start from the top, and just take apart an engine. It will make understanding them very clear, and easy to remember once you have a good visualization of the involved components.

        The YouTube channel I currently run came about in June of 2011. I found myself with a little more free time over the summer than I anticipated. After teaching my girlfriend time after time how certain automotive components function, I decided to take some of my friends advice, and do a little online teaching. The original idea was to teach not only about cars, but about anything engineering related. This can be seen through my explanation of scuba regulators, turbine engines, and even jetskis still available on YouTube. Since then, my passion has sort of led the way, along with suggested videos, and now nearly everything I produce is automotive in nature. I hope everyone who wants to learn can learn something about cars from my videos.

166 comments:

  1. Minus the college degree, the story reminds me of my own to some degree. Gran Turismo 2 was the video game that really got me into cars. I've had a hard time focusing on just one idea, though, which is probably one of reasons why I don't have a degree.

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    1. Hey it's all good, plenty of time to figure it out!

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    2. I wish I could like this comment. My brother is an ME which kind of got me into cars. We used to fix up old F150's and take them out to the mud pits and see what they could do. Now I do all the work on my own vehicles (a Dakota and a Sonic) as long as I know what the problem is. I love this channel because it helps me figure out exactly what is happening with each part and which aftermarket parts are actually going to improve my vehicle (I finally found this after wondering where Jason went to school).

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  2. I want to share my story.
    Most of my friends at the age of about 14 or so knew the names of many cars.I was always hooked on to Cartoon Network.When they discussed about cars,I realized I was an alien to cars.Since then I began a mission.And that mission was to know the names of all the cars(at least which are frequently spotted on roads) and since then there was no looking back.
    I developed interest in coding during the high school. But I finally chose Mechanical Engineering in my Degree level because I simply was so enamored by the world of cars and bikes.
    I am currently in my third year of engineering, and I must confess I am a huge fan of Engineering Explained.
    Thank you Jason Fenske for sharing your knowledge on cars.

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    1. Thanks for sharing. Good luck with the rest of your engineering curriculum!

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    2. Same story here !! but i am still studying the subjects its only been 6 months and i have learned much ! and i kinda experiment on my car so it usually pays off + i did a diploma and a short course in automotive technology :p but still dont know as mush as u and i am trying to built a good library of automotive books but they r expensive where i live so 1 book every 6 months !!

      By the Way love your show learned alot from them and Thankx !!!

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  3. hello,
    same case to me i did not anything about cars...until i started watching top gear uk and i became hooked to automotive engineering...
    i must say i am big fun of engineering explained , i have learnt alot through more than ever ...good luck and keep up the awesome job.

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    1. Thanks, Top Gear is a great show. Something even girlfriends can tolerate haha

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    2. Which automotive books did u use?? Pls guide me!!!

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    3. I got interested in cars from Clarkson, Hammond and May as well. One of the reasons I got into engineering explained as well. Great channel!

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  4. You are doing a great job. . im big fan of your teaching .In fact i love all those videos that are being uploaded by you and really they helped me a lot in understanding the concepts..keep rocKing.!!

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  5. Hey there!

    Just want to say that there are a lot of people out there that greatly benefit from your videos. I'm about your age, and just got my car last year. Never been much of engineering type of guy, rather a traditional natural sciences nerd. Anyhow, the new car sparked my interest in engineering, especially cars, and your videos have helped me a lot in my attempts at doing some ol' fashioned backyard mech-work.

    I like the idea of sharing knowledge to people like you do, so if you ever need help understanding the structure of DNA, how to create genetically modified mice or if you're just interested in studying functions of proteins, give me a shout haha! ;-)

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    1. Glad you've benefited from the videos! And thanks for the offer if I choose to get some bio in my life. My brother is actually a PhD plant bio student, and my girlfriend majored in conservation, evolution, and ecology. Anyways let me know if you ever have any specific car questions, and I'll do my best to answer them!

      Cheers,

      Jason

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  6. You are a very cool guy Jason, I'd love to be friends with you :)

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  7. Hey how are you, my name is Irwin, I came from Costa Rica with a mechanical engineering degree to Vancouver Canada, my passion? Cars and planes no you know why the school, sadly when you come here basically you have to start from zero, sometimes because money and time it's hard to update the degree, after 8 years this company which develops emissions controls systems finally gave me the opportunity so far so good I think now Im in the right place anyways, good job with channel and the website big fan, I'll be checking both quit often.

    Cheers

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  8. hello Jason ,
    I am really inspired by your work and your teachings, have Some professional work from you. Can you email me your email address on choudharynardev@yahoo.com or message me on my Facebook account

    Regards
    Nardev Choudhary

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  9. hey jason,
    i really appreciate your working..i was interested in automobiles from last 5 yrs but the only thing that kept me away is reading books.;),.as i don't like reading but on getting your link i felt as if i got whateve i wanted and my belief to the LAW OF ATTRACTION holds the grip more strongly.

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  10. you are inspirational man to me.thanks to you for your teachings.well im also a production engineering graduate.i somewhat learned about engines in my engineering degree. but at that time i was not serious.my interest in these things increases when last year my cousin did the repair and maintenance of our electric dynamo.at that time i was blank about dynamo.even i didnt know where is oil filter and air filter.my cousin explained me . and then my eagerness to know more about car and my bike increased.i just read all stuff on websites and watch videos on you tube.now i always eager to know how the daily life things works.

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  11. hey i just found ur youtube channel and website u really explain this stuff very goood i had hard time understanding them.i love cars !!.am going to start going after a bachelor
    but still confused between Mechatronics Engineer and Mechanics Engineer can you advice me about both programs.thanks

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  12. I'm a little different than your average viewer, since I'm older and a woman. In studying for my upcoming ASE test, I found your videos. They have been extremely helpful, not just in studying for the test but also in just fueling my curiosity. I've always loved cars and your videos make it so much easier to understand many nebulous subjects. Thank you.

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    1. Glad to hear it's helped you out! And yes, as a female viewer I can tell you that you make up the extreme minority haha, only about 5% of my viewers, maybe less. Thanks for watching!

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  13. Do you work for any automotive company or firm related to cars by any chance?

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    1. No, I currently work for a forklift company, but many of the principles are the same, so I've been really enjoying it!

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    2. What company do you work for? My dad works in design for a forklift company as well.

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    3. I work for NMHG (Hyster and Yale forklifts). So are we competitors? ;)

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    4. Nope! He works for NACCO as well! Small world!

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    5. Sorry for the late reply! His exact job escapes me at the moment, but he's an engineering supervisor/manager at the Greenville, NC plant.

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    6. Awesome, I'll be in Greenville this week actually.

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  14. Excellent Blog !
    I have been watched National Geographic Ultimate Factories/Megafactories/SpeedMakers
    making me curious about automotive.
    Can you make some videos about manufacturing processes and principles.
    Such as : Autoclave (Monocoque using on Bugatti Veyron),
    Hydroforming (Chevrolet Corvette side rail),
    Stamping, Forged Aluminium Wheels ...
    I am also curious about the manufacturing process and want to know more details.
    By the way, you make me think about Wheeler Dealers like Edd China !
    Thanks !

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  15. Well, good to know bout u man!!!
    Right now i am pursuing my Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from India.
    My team is aspiring to take part in SAE-BAJA competition. Could you please help me in this regard, or if u can suggest some BAJA forums.

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  16. I'm a Sales Trainer here in the Philippines. Your videos really helps me a lot.

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  17. So have you completed your BS in mechanical engineering and doing your master's? Can you suggest me some great books to learn deep in the subject of Automobile Engineering.

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    1. No, he just has his BS and is not pursuing his masters. He has books listed on the FAQ page, read there.

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  18. Hey, found your site on youtube by accident. I currently own a few cars among which is a ttg twin turbo gallardo built by Dallas Performance. I too was a mechanical eng major but dropped out with a year left or so, made it through thermodynamics, fluid power, solid works, autocad, etc... Anyways figured you'd be interested in the lambo build. Not much truth online about what it takes to get 1500 whp out of these things. Add me on fb Billy Folen. Would be interested in your ideas on how downforce from a stock superleggera wing would affect grip as it's impossible to put down anything more than 1000 whp or so until I am really moving

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    1. I sent you a message on Facebook; you can also message me on my FB page (youtube.com/engineeringexplained) or a PM on YouTube.

      Thanks!

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    2. WOW, congrats to you! It must be something special to drive a TTG! :)

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  19. Hey Man!

    I am a mechanical engineering student at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. I really don't know anything about cars or engineering. I only discovered your website this morning. I am the farthest away from being your typical engineer than any of my fellow students. Many people are frustrated with my ignorance, probably because it seems to them that I have no interest. I have been looking for good ways of getting more educated on the subject and I haven't found a more enjoyable 'mentorship' than your videos. I feel very thankful for what you are doing. I makes me feel that there might be hope for uninformed people like me.

    Thanks you Jason.



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    1. Great to hear from you! Do not get discouraged based on your knowledge level; you have to learn from somewhere. My automotive knowledge was extremely minimal entering college; I'm passionate about the subject so I spent my own time learning how it all works. I'm glad the channel is helping you out!

      Cheers,

      Jason

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  20. hey, i must admit i have learnt alot from your website, at a time when i was looking for a platform where info is well organised and explained.. thanks a lot..good luck with your career, this website will take you a long way ahead...

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    1. Great to hear that the website is helpful for you! Thanks for watching!

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  21. hi Jason,

    I want to ask about the North Carolina University.
    What have you learned at North Carolina University? I want to compare what you learn with what I learned at Indonesia University of Education.

    Actually, I was quite interested to study at North Carolina University in the future. And is there a scholarship?

    Regarding your videos, it really inspired me to learn more .. Continue your struggle buddy ..!

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    1. Just to clarify, it is North Carolina State University. There are always scholarships for any university; you just have to do some looking. I believe there are international scholarships as well.

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  22. hey Jason ,
    First how are you ?
    Jason , im in my last year in ME , but is it normal that my knowledge in cars in not that much , like basically we take a lot of engineering stuf f, but not really specified for cars and automotive technology ?? please tell me if its ok or if i should learn more about cars ?

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    1. Your own interests are your own interests! It's fine if you don't know much about cars; mechanical engineering is an extremely broad field.

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  23. Hey Jason,

    I'm currently going to NC State for Mechanical Engineering and have gained a passion for cars over the years. I started off as a valet in high-school with no car knowledge whatsoever. However, being surrounded by so many top of the line cars and car enthusiasts sparked my interest. I recently finished a coop with BMW as a Engine and Drive-train Analysis specialist and absolutely loved my work. Even though my coworkers were helpful in explaining how a vehicle functions from the inside out, I found your videos easier to grasp. Thank you for your dedication to creating a new video every week and if you are ever interested in a job at BMW, I help them pick candidates at the NC State Career fair biyearly.

    Best Regards,
    Mitchell

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    1. Mitchell,

      Glad to heat that my videos have been beneficial to you! And congratulations on pursuing your degree in engineering at NC State! Please, send me a PM to jfenske@howdoesacarwork.com. I'd love to hear about your experiences with BMW.

      Cheers,

      Jason

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  24. Thank you so much Jason, your channel helped me understand many things about automobile. Keep it up buddy!

    Many many thanks from Vietnam.

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  25. I really enjoy your videos. I'm an auto enthusiast, learned to work on cars out of necessity to save money and now it's a hobby/passion when I have time outside of work and family. Your explanations are fantastic, well thought out and the dry erase diagrams are well focussed on the topic at hand. Being a VW/Audi guy, I geek out in Bentley Publisher manuals (you'd love them, very detailed). I'm picky about noises and how things feel when I'm driving, you've helped explain some of the dynamics of handling I never knew about and I really appreciate your knowledge being shared with the rest of us! Keep it up, you do great work.

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    1. Thanks for watching, glad you enjoy the videos!

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  26. This channel was exactly what I was looking for! I started industrial engineering and I'm obviously interested in a lot of mechanics. automotive mechanics are very interesting and a secret passion is F1. You managed to combine all these interesting things in 1 channel. I showed it to some of my co students and one of them replied: "I now know why I'm studying engineering."

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  27. Hey Jason
    I just want to share how i got into cars :)

    I just like learning about them and being around them. I was not really into them when i was younger but my interest spiked somehow. None of my friends really car about cars but i don't mind, i respect their interests if they respect my interest in cars. I am thinking of trying hard to study auto engineering, not a math whiz really but i want to try anyway, most likely i want to work someplace like Ford, GM, etc. I love your channel though!, i can tell you put in some real effort, i am also going to try to do car walkarounds, only 15 though currently, but why not try :)

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  28. I have finished my undergraduation in automobile engineering and now i'm confused on what should i do masters in. could you give me some ideas and tell me the good universities around the workd where i can do my masters.
    Thanks.

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  29. just stumbled upon your youtube page. its bloody awesome! thank you!

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  30. Hey Jason
    Good stuff ur doing mate. I have all your videos in chronological order and they are very easy to understand.
    Keep it up mate. Awesome

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  31. excellent,knowledge is power,If I can suggest something that will take you way beyond what most engineers ever learn,is working as a dealer mechanic for a while.The skill set you will learn will take you to the next level in your career and as a bonus you will receive factory training which is amazing.Most [A] mechanics make 100,000 - 150,000 in the busy markets.So you get paid to take your education another step.You remind me of myself at your age,good luck I will be watching.

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  32. Thanks dude for all you have done! I've started to learn how cars work, but had no idea what to start with. But you put all the topics and principles together and explained the ABC. Amazing!

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  33. have you seen BEST MOTORING? the show end a time ago but trust me man, those guys are not like top gear, they talk with the engineers and the guys behind the production line

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  34. Jason,

    My background is in the automotive field. I spent 28 years as a technician in both independent shops and dealerships. For the last nearly 3 years I have been, and currenty am, an automotive instructor. I have most recently been teaching the California Smog Check training elective at Universal Technical Institute in Sacramento. I am not an engineer, nor do I pretend to be one. I'm just a guy that busted his knuckles for a lot of years and aquired quite a bit of knowledge along the way. Having interest and involvement in racing and performance tuning over the years, I've always studied the engineering side of all things automotive. I thoroughly enjoy your videos and the clear, concise presentation style that you have. It is very evident that you have done your homework exceedingly well for all your videos. I found your youtube channel by accident and was so impressed by it that I watched at least a dozen videos on my first vist. I have stopped back in from time to time to check on your latest work and have not once been disappointed. Even an old experienced guy like myself can pick up useful information from the work you do. It's great to read the comments here and see that many people, both young and old, have a passion for this type of knowledge. With your great attitude and matter-of-fact style, you are destined for great things young man. Keep up the awesome work!

    Sincerely, Johny Welch

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    1. Johny,

      Thanks for sharing! I'm glad you could learn something from my videos - I still have so much to learn. I'm sure there is a ton of knowledge you have from your many years of experience that I'm far from knowing just yet. Thanks for your support, and for watching my videos!

      Cheers,

      Jason

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  36. Awesome videos! Its great to see all this information coming from a local school graduate as well.

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  37. Discovered your you tube channel a few days ago and have been hooked since. I am an automotive tech in training at my local community college. I have moved from being a computer technician to being a automotive technician (in training) and love it. I just find cars to be vary fascinating.

    Josh aka fightingfalconfan

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  38. it isn't sad that you had passion for cars by playing a vidieo games, heck i fell in love with cars when i play need for speed underground for gamecube.

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  39. Hey Jason!
    I'm a big fan of your videos and have watched all the videos you have posted on your Youtube channel. As you have commented earlier that you work for Hyster and Yale forklifts, I just wanted to ask you what's your profile there? :)

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  40. Hi Jason,

    You've done us a great job. I love automotive things too. My father is a Motor mechanic. So I've learned so many things from him. And I'm looking forward to be a great motor mechanic too. Like you said in your bio. I did so many things to find about automotive things, I mean, followed You tube channels, blogs, Magazines, websites....and you know, Then finally I think it's in my DNA. Thanks.. I'm looking forward to your new thing..

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  41. Max Castanha Druciak

    Hello Engineering Explained, i just want to say that you have a fan down here in Brazil that is also a Mechanical Engineer (Federal University of Paraná State). I would like to congratulate you on the iniciative of transmitting your knowledge. Only noble men does that. As Einstein would say, and i quote: Science is nothing compared to the mysteries that the universe hides from us, but yet, it is all we got! Something like that.

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  42. Hey Jason, I'm a 14 year old boy in Ft. Hood, TX who is going to be a freshman in high school next year. I have been interested in cars all my life. My passion for cars began with me drawing them and then eventually wanting to know how they work. As of right now I spend countless hours at the library researching cars (no internet access at home) and I have taught myself a lot. I know the basics of engines and how they work, but the basics don't satisfy my hunger for knowledge. I want to know an engnine inside and out, but its difficult to teach yourself using only books and internet and no human instructor/tutor. But anyway, I have aspirations of becoming a person who designs performance versions of cars. I want to be the guy who decides or designs the V10 engine that goes in a M5 or the V12 that goes in the LaFerrari. Should I become a mechanical engineer or an automotive engineer to reach my dream job? I don't want to "get my hands dirty" and physically build the engine, I want to design the engine (although I do want to know how to physically build an engine for at home projects and just for fun but not as an everyday job). I'm pretty sure I dont want to be a mechanic and make only 30,000 a year. I want to work for McLaren or AMG or V or something like that. So A) What should I do to expand my knowledge about cars and B) Should I go mechanical engineer path or automotive engineer path? Honestly, I want to be like you (minus the YouTube videos because I suck at teaching) and know a lot about cars and how they work

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    1. John, good for you putting forth so much effort to learn, it's truly great to hear. Based on what you've told me, and the fact that you want to get into design, you should certainly take the engineering path. I'd recommend getting your undergrad in mechanical, perhaps getting a master, and then testing out the field. After a while, you could go back and get your PhD, studying something heavily related to automotive design/engine design, and go from there. It sounds like you have a bright future ahead of you, I wish you the best of luck!

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    2. Thank you for answering my questions, I've been looking for someone to answer them for a while now, but no one could unfortunately. And sorry for replying so late. As I said before, I dont have internet access at home so I have to go to the library to get on a computer

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  43. Well my pasion from cars started when i first played nfs underground ...then i saw fast and furious i had a interest about fast cars but didnt really knew how they worked...i was like ..yeah man buy a pice of shit car put some nitro on it it will go 300 km/h ..WRONG . Anyway as i bought my car it had mechanical issues a lot of parts needed changed ..a.k.a i bought a lemon ..so when i was at the service i kept watching the mechanics ..undo one bolt ..remove the pice ..put the bolt back ..and overcharge me i mean lets face it ..changing the break pads / suspension / oil / filters those are things anyone could do ..but i didnt had the knowlage so i didnt do it ..but i saw how easy it is ..so basicly i saw an oportunity ..to make money out of it also when i got involved into repairing my car i discovered i like it and im good with my hands ..so it developed into a pashion ..i bought a book that explains a car A-Z and one day i was searching something about engines or gear boxes cant recall and stumbled upon your youtube channel ..the videos u got there really helped me understand some things ..like the diference between a normal 1.6 engine and a f1 1.6 engine ..why doese that engine rev to 21k and produces that power and why a normal 1.6 engine doesent or how the dual clutch worked ..anyway it developed so much into a passion that this september im gonna do a course ..and 6 months later i will graduate it ..and get started as a mechanic ..i like cars and i wanna learn anything that is to learn about them ...as for u ..keep up the good work ..and keep those videos coming ...as a sugestion since u pretty much explained all the car parts ..id say ..pick a make and take all the models and explain them ...u got no ideea how hard it is to find a video about an exact car ...even if you see that car on a day to day basis

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  44. Hello, I'm an Italian boy of 18 years, will begin in late September mechanical engineering in Milan. I saw that you are already a mechanical engineer. When did you graduate? Where do you work? I am very passionate engineering and design. High school graduation examination of science and technology (achieved in June) I got 100/100. I loved math, and especially physics. Contact you because we Italians have the additional burden of having to learn English for work. While at university, so I would like to learn a little 'your language. Would you care if we feel a little 'via webcam. Let's talk about engines, automotive world, tell me a bit 'of your college career .... My level of English is unfortunately not very high, in particular struggle to understand the pronunciation of a native speaker like you. However, if you talk to me slowly and with terms not too difficult in a short could become friends. Would you do me a favor really immense. What do you think? Would you like to have a chat? For my contact information: I sent you a private message on the facebook page engineeringexplained

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  45. Have you ever tried to get into F1 as an Engineer?
    I'm in the Electrical side of the house, was a Electronic Tech,then back to school for EE. I'm now 55 years old, I would love to gone into the racing world as young man.
    Have you looked into F1 as career move????


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  46. Great site. So, your'e a Mech-E from NCSU. So is my roommate. He is taking Fluids and Heat Transfer. Almost as much fun as pulling teeth with a shovel. I am a Chemical Engineer and Paper Science engineer. I taught him how to do an oil change the other day. He really wants to get into the car industry and learn more about working on them. Got any good tips for getting in with a car company?

    Great site. I think eduating people about what is going on under the hood is a really needed. It really isn't that complicated. Hope you well in all your pursuits!

    GO PACK!

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    1. What year did you graduate if you don't mind me asking?

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    2. As far as tips, my advice would be to get involved in automotive clubs (fsae, ecocar, etc.) at your university. This is honestly the best way to get in, and make connections. Co-ops also may offer internships with automotive companies. I like how you think it's not so complicated under the hood haha, to me I feel it's incredibly complicated, and I'm just beginning to understand it. Love it.

      Go pack!

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  47. Hello,
    I just want to say how great your youtube channel is. I go to a maritime school and am majoring in mechanical and we take classes on ships systems in addition to ME courses that are laid out much like you lectures on suspension (a systems explanation not an analysis technique). Did you just pick up this knowledge over time or is there a specific program you participated in while at school or outside of school? If not do you know of any that could help bring me up to speed?

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    1. Glad you enjoy the videos! There really isn't a single resource that's great for learning this stuff, it's all a big mess out there. I think that's part of why my channel has grown so well. Hope you can learn from it!

      Cheers

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  48. I just want to say thank you! I found your channel by chance. Your youtube video about formula 1 engines for 2014 was posted to reddit.com/r/formula1 and was immensely helpful in me understanding what's going on. I afterword got addicted to your simple explanations of complex topics. You do a great job! Thank you!

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  49. i suggest you should use animations too in your videos.

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  50. You're a G bro. Keep it up kid.

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  51. Hi Jason , I am a student of mechanical engineering .I found your videos about AUTOMOBILEs very very beneficial. Could mention some BOOKs focusing on Internal combustion Engines.

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  52. hey jason

    I have really liked you videos.It is certainly engineering well explained especially cars, but i have a lot of doubts in the components of starter motor like pinion,bendix gear and pre-engaged starter. It would be very nice of you if you had explained these topics to me.

    thanks

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  53. Jason,

    I'm a fellow engineer; aeronautical and mechanical. I got my degrees about 3 years ago and work at NASA. I found your channel because of a lot of work I did on a truck recently. My brother, dad, and I took apart an S-10 over Christmas break this year to replace the engine. I've always had a good theoretical and practical understanding of how cars work and all, but I'll tell you, there is nothing like actually working on them to really understand all the small details. That being said, I learned a hell of a lot from doing it and from my dad, a former CAT mechanic. Then, I found your videos, and I wanted to pass along that you do a great job of explaining things at a level where I think many folk could understand it...and still including the details. I tutored Calculus for four year and my goal was to always make it so anyone could understand. I think you've hit the nail on head.

    Just wanted to pass along some personal kudos from one engineer to another. Good job, keep at it. I just subscribed to your channel and look forward to what else you'll upload. Maybe one day someone will ask how the Space Shuttle used to work. :D

    Ernie.

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    1. Thanks for the kudos! Coming from a NASA engineer, it means a lot! Hope you never ask me how the shuttle works haha, that's uh... rocket science. (Sorry I went there).

      Cheers

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  54. Hi Jason,

    Cool channel, and thanks for sharing your story!

    I am an online video entrepreneur looking to improve the video engagement experience for content creators like you.

    To help with our development in this crucial phase, we are hoping to understand the successes and challenges with your channel. I would love to talk with you about your YouTube channel experience and share some ideas that might benefit you and your viewers.

    Would it be possible for us to talk for 20 min? Hit me up!

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    ryan@graffidi.com
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  55. Hey Jason,

    I've been following your videos on youtube for several years now. I just realized you have a website. I'd just like to check in saying that I've learned so much from your channel. Thanks for your service!

    Ryan

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  56. Excellent videos really love it ! appreciate it thanks !

    Jazz from Pakista

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  57. Jason,

    Terrific site and videos!

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  58. Ha, I too am another gamer - I took anything and everything apart since about the age of three. I got the original Gran Turismo the day it came out and have had them all since.
    My first car was a classic Mini Clubman 1098 that eventually required and engine swap, got bucket seats, harnesses and alloy wheels.
    Having had a break from tinkering I now have a Mazda Eunos Roadster (miata in the states)(Jap Import) 1.6 to use for track days and events. This is what lead me to your youtube channel. I always strive to learn more and you're channel satisfies my thirst for knowledge where I need more in depth detail.
    You have an awesome website and channel, with no doubt a far reaching worldwide audience.
    Well done mate, keep the videos coming, I hope it leads you where you want it to lead you in life.
    Cheers
    Gareth
    Scotland UK

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  59. Respected sir,
    I am Koushik from hyderabad.Sir we are doing a project on ATV (all terrain vehicle) .We are in a dillema on how to design a suspension i.e., length of suspension ,angle of the a arms,length of arms, and also how to resist from squat and dive.We will be greatful if you help us solve this problem.We will be waiting for your reply.
    Thanking you sir

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  60. Excuse me but you look like a porsche fan

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  61. Jason, You did a video on "spoilers and rear wings" but im still curious which is better for corner handling? or for daily driving cars in general?

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  62. Jason, did you ever make a video on engine conversion/replacements?

    I'm just curious to what would be involved in changing a rotary engine to a piston engine.

    If not, I wouldn't mind a private consultation of sorts.

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    1. if possible, using a Mazda RX8 as an example. jamesmoni1987@gmail.com

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  63. hey,i'm an 6th sem mech engg student .i want an video on overdrives.plz could post it on youtube before 15th may.coz my end sem finals are in mid may

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  64. Hey, Jason. I'm a mechanical engineering student from India, where most teaching staff have a PhD but are incapable of teaching. It's sad how often those two traits are posited to be inclusive of each other here. I've honestly learnt more about cars from your youtube channel than I have in college. Great job, man! Keep up the good work, and thanks a whole lot!

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  65. Hey Jason, this is a mechanical engineering student from India. Your videos have become a very crucial part of my knowledge . You have explained the suspensions greatly . I request you to please upload a video on 3 LINK SUSPENSION . I also want some guidance from you related to my project. Can you please tell me how I can connect with you.

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  66. Heyo, I'm probably one of the few girlies out there doing mech and I'd just like to say that your vids really helped solidify things covered in my course! At my university there are very few occasions where we have hands-on time with motors and other machine parts so often when seeing something for the first time in labs (with no prior instruction might I add!) I just have no clue what's going on and just feel really overwhelmed. Usually I get the supervisor to explain things but the 30s explanations and lack of pen-on-paper on my part tend to cause these memories fade before I have the chance to use them again!

    So yeah, really great vids judging from the ones I've seen so far :) Very clear and concise, which is perfect for auto-newbies like myself.

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  67. Do you do this full time or do you work in the automotive industry? I'm curious what real-world experience you have to complement the excellent text-style presentations.

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  68. Hi Jason, how are you. I´m from Brazil and I have a DODGE DAKOTA 99 3.9E V6. I´m plaining to install a Twin Turbo on that, no I will not change my Eng and I need a video or a little help to understand how that work and what´s the best and less money expand option to buy, all that fit parts like: Turbo whats best?, Intercooler (necessary?) , and other parts. Please, I´m looking in Google and the most trustable videos and knowledge I found was yours, so please. Help me a little or DRIVE me in all to don´t made a mistake. I don´t want to be a Racer I just want a little more power sometimes. Daily I use that CS Evolution Edge in Economy Style.., so I wanna normally drive in economy style, but sometimes get that Turbo Power... can you help me?

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  69. Hi Jason,
    You are doing a great job.
    Thanks

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  71. I have a basic understanding of most mechanically related stuff. You videos are great at adding all the missing pieces.
    You have such a knack for explaining things in a clear, concise manner. You would have been a great teacher but I'm glad you chose this. (I guess in a lot of ways you are a teacher.)

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  72. Thank you!
    I recently bought a car and I have a lot of questions about its technology. Your videos has explained me lot of unanswered questions about cars.

    Keep up the good work :)

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  73. How old are you? :P You look sort of young considering you graduated in 2012....

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  74. Hi Jason,
    Greetings from India.I'm Ashlesh Pol from Mumbai, India. I am an automobile engineer from Mumbai and have worked for BMW as an automotive technician.I really enjoy your videos as they are educational and informative.My family owns 4 cars (all stock) A Toyota corolla, Toyota Corolla Altis,Toyota Innova and a Mercedes Benz C200CGI
    I love cars but i hate driving even the merc.I especially liked the video on ignition timing .Also liked the part on ECU remapping. Thanks and keep up the good work

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  75. Want to see a video on valve overlap

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  76. Is it possible to ask for help and mail it comes to engine n / a for eco drivingu mazale@o2.pl

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  77. Please check the cargine technology out, camless engines are the way forward!

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  78. Hi ,

    Biggest Fan of your work.
    I am new to automobile industry/Filtration System.
    Please can you upload detailed video for Air Intake System , Air Filtration Fuel Filtration and Lube Filtration and just not the basics but detail overview.
    Pleaseeeeee
    Thanks
    Ketan

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  80. Hello,first of all,I would like to thank you for your time and effort on passing on your knowledge. I am sure you're helping people all over the globe.

    I am an electrical engineering student from Brazil,and I am starting to find the automotive field very interesting,unfortunately,everything I find is related to mechanical engineering. I was wondering if you could clarify the impact an electrical engineering would have on the construction of a vehicle,on which areas I could work and etc.

    Thank you once again.

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  81. We loved your YT Channel. Kepp posting and bringing interesting subjects to us. Regards!

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  82. Hi Jason...Its funny but i can't sleep unless i watch at least one of your videos(okay a little exaggerated :D). But seriously man you are awesome.
    Just like you my interest in cars sparked when I saw fast and furious( sad,isn't it?). A girl with not much knowledge about cars but keen to learn more.So i started going to a nearby workshop and watching your videos. Thanks a lot it really helped a lot. Cheers

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  83. Jason, I really like your videos and the important I think is that I get something different(more interesting and knowledgeable) from your videos. Jason, I am interested in Automotive Technology, and I would like too take your advice That Should I go for Mechanical Engineering or Automobile Engineering????
    Thanks you for your advice in advance!!!!

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  84. Hey Jason!
    I am currently a high school student and I am hooked to your videos. I must admit, I am a BIG fan. I watch about 5 or more of your videos a day. Last year, I spent my summer watching YouTube Videos on cars, Documentaries on cars and I read a whole lot of Wikipedia. I have never driven a car before, but I think I know how to theoretically.... How is your Integra project going by the way? Keep up the good work.

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    1. I just found out about this Website in the description of one of your videos. Still going through each lesson....By the way, I am the same person above... who said 'Hey Jason..............'

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  85. And I like the plaque in the background of the videos.... cool man

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  86. Hey Jason!
    (always feel weird/awkward addressing the same name lol!)

    Interesting to find so many similarities between us. Just from the same name, similar (or same) age, and passion in to cars.

    Similar with you, i only started being interested in cars since 2009 ish and years ago came across your anti roll bar video and have been a fan ever since.

    While i don't have an engineering degree nor do i have a decent performance car (love your WRX STI man!), the passion still grew and i eventually got into grassroots/amateur motorsports despite driving a standard family sedan/road car.

    Anyways love what you're doing, and keep up the good work man! :)
    If you're interested in my Sepang track videos, feel free to look them up using my online nick (Quazacolt, and perhaps add in keywords like Sepang, Inspira)

    regards,
    Jason

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  87. Hi....dude ( ya I really want to say you dude bro) I m 18 yr old from INDIA pursuing BTech.
    Hi.Jason.
    You are just doing a great job bro for ppl lyk me who want to kno everything abt cars, bt just lurk around websites to websites, videos to videos, for gaining even a drop of info from the ocean of knowledge dis field has.
    The way Engineering Explained has been oriented & the logical sequence of videos being uploaded, It is exactly wat i wanted "everything on a single page of internet".
    I was lucky to b introduced to it in my 1st yr of engg itself.
    I love the fact that you are a young personality, it gives me immense inspiration.
    Everyone in the world is a great fan of you & probably i m the greatest!!...
    U are a geek of car.
    Just one Request ( Its nt an easy task.). You must probably kno that the theoretical knowledge given to an engg student dominates over the practical knowledge given to them, atleast in some Engg courses. So, many engg end up being a nerd nt a geek lyk u.
    I wud lyk you to jus b kind enough to make videos for some concepts of mechanical Engg course wer visualization is very important lyk in the case of the car.
    Its very imp fr me bcoz in my course has very lil scope of practical or live demonstrations. Pls do as your heart says

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  88. As most of comment saying, Your story closely resembles to my own story, but the fact I'm not as successful as you. not really "success" actually I meant to say "knowledgeable". but yes your videos made me very clear what I've learn during my bachelor.
    it will be great-full to watch more videos on "Vehicle Dynamics"

    one more thing, If I ever have chance I'll definitely try to collaborate or at-least work for you. cause you make complicated stuffs easy to comprehend such a that anyone(non-technical person) would find it fascinating.
    don't keep calm carry on.

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  90. As most of comment saying, Your story closely resembles to my own story, but the fact I'm not as successful as you. not really "success" actually I meant to say "knowledgeable". but yes your videos made me very clear what I've learn during my bachelor.
    it will be great-full to watch more videos on "Vehicle Dynamics"

    one more thing, If I ever have chance I'll definitely try to collaborate or at-least work for you. cause you make complicated stuffs easy to comprehend such a that anyone(non-technical person) would find it fascinating.
    don't keep calm carry on

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  91. hie j
    im doing automotive eng (auto electrics n electronics) i need help on many CAN circuiting

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  92. Hey Jason,
    Nice work!! Love your videos, specially the explaining ones!! I am a Power Engineer, and a amateur engine builder. I think if you create a section of videos relating to race engines, specifically how to build them. Like you can explain how to choose a engine block based on deck height, bore spacing, cam height etc. This videos would be a bit more technical but would be extremely useful to the racer community!!

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  93. JSSC Kakshpal Recruitment 2016

    Iam obliged for the blog post.Much thanks again. Keep writing.....

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  94. Dear Sir
    I wish t thank you for your work as it does help us understand the concepts. I personally recommend my juniors in the team to see your video YouTube.

    If you ever come to India, please do pay a visit to our college's formula student team. We will be grateful to have you with us.

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  95. I honestly believe your videos may be the most comprehensive source for accurate and relevant information concerning automotive mechanics and technologies available anywhere. I have gained so much knowledge through your videos in such a short time, I feel personally indebted to you at this point. I have recommended them to everyone I know who shows an interest in cars and will continue to do so. I work for hyundai in the parts department and on top of my previous knowledge from hs auto tech and cc auto courses, I have been blowing people away. Thanks in a major part to your careful instruction, of course.

    Thank you for bringing this level of excellent quality instruction to the masses in such an easy to follow and understand way. ALSO. Thank you so much for your aptly named playlist, "logically ordered playlist". That saved a lot of headache. The world needs more passionate and inspirational proffessors, any engineering student would be lucky to find themself in your classroom. Just my opinion. Keep up the incredible work and thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  96. I liked your work and i wanted to promote your work , - VAS has just launched it's car developing school at NED University , and we were making our first 2 cars for Shell Eco Marathon, - I would be really happy if our cars would have your logo on it, - As i myself have studied and came to know alot from Engineering Explained, ( I first saw ur videos on Youtube ) , on Camber angle, ( This was the first video that i started up with today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSFmUmVWBp0 ) -

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  97. I've already messaged you on your facebook page too ,

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  99. you 're awesome

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  100. Great work Jason, keep the videos coming. You have really made the world a more enjoyable place to be!

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  101. I just went into the wrong industry... I love video games and cars, but I ended up having an EE degree and now I am in the semiconductor industry lol... It's a good job but not the best I want. Keep up the good work bro, I love your videos.

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  102. U are Awesome buddy i love to watch your videos they are amazingly explained i don't have the internet package so most of the videos i can't watch buti still manage to watch ur videos because i love them, they give a lotof of information about cars. I am passionate about car and there engineering and i want to know every single mechanism about cars. Currently i have completed my Diploma in Automobile and want go for Degree course, Bachelor in Automobile. And u are doing great job please keep it up and God Bless you.

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  103. Hi there, Gustavo from Argentina
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVLg0pqst3s
    this is another way to clean the coolant of your car.

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  104. Hola Jason,

    I'm mechanical engineer, fan of technology and cars, but more relevant than this, I'm very impressed by the precision and quality of all your explanations. I am enjoying your videos and I have a(maybe) difficult question to ask you by PM in Youtube... But first, I would like to ask you ¿what were you doing in my town? Your picture is taken in San Sebastian, no doubt :-)
    All my gratitude and respect for your work !!
    Bosqui

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  105. Just passed your link on to my nephew who is a freshman at Kettering University (formerly the General Motors Institute of Tech in Flint). Your website and youtube channel seem to be a great fit for students at Kettering. Maybe there is some partnering that can happen there. Keep up the good work.

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  106. do you have any vids explaining what the effects mixing or using the wrong recommended trans fluid will have on a trans system?

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  107. Hi Jason
    I just love your automotive videos. I am in my sophomore year of mechanical engineering and currently building a car for shell eco marathon. Your videos have helped my team a lot. Thanks for these videos.

    You would be glad to know that most of your female viewers are from my team since we are an all girls team.

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  108. Great videos Jason . Very well presented and informative. Thanks

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  109. have you done any videos on engine oil flushes? I know you just got a honda s2000...maybe a good idea?

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  110. Hi Jason

    I have sent you an email regarding a business proposal. would you please look at it and send me your feedback.

    Thank you for your time

    All the best

    Mustafa

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  111. Hi, I'd just like to say I first seen your videos on car throttle on fb, but then I seen you again when you made a video on the koenigsegg regera, it was from them I learned and grew a respect for you. I hope this doesn't come off to weird but from an aspiring electrical engineering student thanks for the knowledge and keep them videos coming.

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  112. Jason, great videos. Thorough clear explanations. I have a 10 year old who is very much like you described your younger years. Vowed to my wife that his hands were for building. He's a natural at maths and I can't say the number of times I have walked on the millionth piece of Lego... in the middle of the night. Always building, breaking down, building back. I ask him to do projects for me around the house and see what solutions he comes up with. We're currently doing breadboard circuits with a soldering iron. So keep on!!

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  113. how much volts does alternator of engine honda cbr 600 rr give as output?
    and it is neccesesory to apply any transformer to charge battery of 12 volts?

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  115. Hello Jason, I'm not your typical viewer. I am a female Mechanical Engineer with a daughter at NCSU! I found your videos when looking for better ways to explain concepts to my Community College ET students. I love listening to you, especially watching your hand gestures move through the schematics on the board. It just makes so much sense! I wish I had these videos 30 years ago! Keep up the great work.

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  116. Hey Jason, To be very honest I am from commerce background, to be very precise I am a Chartered Accountant. Seeing your videos i m getting distracted from my main line of Commerce,I have begun focussing on Automative Engineering; I can watch your videos infinetly.
    You are really a superb teacher and a dab hand when it comes to explaining the complicated concepts.
    I would recommend you to please incorporate subtitles in the maximum videos possible; although you have started with this practice too,that is really commendable.
    Thanks a tonn for your initiative!

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  117. Hey Jason,

    I'm not sure if you still read these comments after all that years, but I would like to thank you so much for your edu videos. It helps so much that I can't even describe it. Now I'm doing Masters degree in automotive engineering and I like it a lot! :-)
    I drive a lot as well (usually my grand dad's car) but until now I still haven't bought any wreck or old car to disassamble and learn even more ... I believe it would help a lot but I hesistate between buying something drivable (e.g. an old E36 or E46 which I like a lot) and start working on it or just some crap which is never going to work again.
    Nevertheless, your videos have helped me to understand how these things work and also what I want to do in my future life :-)

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  118. Chances are this comment will be ignored because it is irrelevant. I have done my bit and posted the forums before coming here.

    Similar to John Waldrop's comments, me sharing his notion. Which masters program and where do you suggest?

    It's tough to find out something that is in English, affordable and good.

    Please suggest, need not be Jason but anybody who is reading this. My question is to all.

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  119. Hi! Thank you very much for all the videos, I very much enjoy them. One thing I would like to see you take on is: HID lights. A lot of people seem to have different views on which type works best (bulb type, ballast etc) or which colour to go for, yet very little official information is out there. For instance I find Mercedes cars to have some of the best lighting systems out there, yet their blue hue would suggest something like 8000K, which in theory should be less efficient than my 4700K Xenons. However, when overtaking I do not think it checks out. I would very much like your opinion on this matter. Cheers.

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  120. I was wondering if you could do a video on the advantages/disadvantages/ no advantages of products like Marvel Mystery Oil. I have heard pro and con on whether it actually cleans fuel injectors or not. I'd like an educated point of view. Thanks

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  121. Jim in Englewood FloridaJanuary 16, 2017 at 7:40 AM

    Super Job !!!!! : )

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  122. i have been a subaru tech for 38 years,excellent videos
    and take good care of that STI ,very expensive when they break
    and sometimes a light that burns twice as bright lasts half as long:)

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  123. After watching your videos I'm curious if you did Formula SAE in college?

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  124. Stephen Adriel WidjajaFebruary 23, 2017 at 6:43 PM

    Mr. Fenske

    I need information regarding a car's fuel economy. I am a sixth grader and I need this information for my project. I know this is not counted as a business inquiry but I would like to keep this private. First of all, my questions are:
    1. How do you improve vehicle fuel economy without creating a whole new engine?
    2. How does an internal combustion engine's Cubic Capacity determine fuel economy and fuel consumption?
    3. How do you improve aerodynamics without creating more surface area (to make the car more efficient, instead of improving downforce)?
    4. Can a car's suspension take part in a vehicle's fuel consumption?
    Thank you very much for taking concern of this. It will be greatly appreciated if you reply to me.

    Regards, Stephen Adriel Widjaja

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