Good postings. Thanks ever so much. Note that on my Sienna to pull a plug wire, well, they have coil on plug way down inside there somewhere. Otherwise, that would have been the perfect solution.
I’ll look into that air filter connection, thanks. i wondered about that for a quick fail.
Some day, I hope to find a really good book on OBD II. At present, I have to do a lot of digging to get a little information.
In spite of the ambition to learn in Mexico, there is a cultural negative which causes them to not be competitive with the USA. I was the first person in my large high-tech division of a large corporation to work on microprocessors. There were no books; no community college courses. I made a training course, once I learned them myself, out of a couple pages of assembly language for the board test device.
All I had was the instruction set, at the machine language level, a print out at the assembly language level, and the block diagram for the microprocessor. It was what I call brute force learning. The first three days, I did not understand one thing. The next day, a full 8 hour day, one thing. The next 2, and so on up.
Every day other techs would come by and ask me what I had learned that day, AND I WOULD TELL THEM. In fact, I was happy to tell them. I love to teach. I was “top gun” on microprocessors for five years, then I got bored.
Here in Mexico, no one teaches anyone anything, outside of school, without getting paid. And, you can be sure they teach very slowly.
In our company, a group of techs or engineers, as one person would learn something new, he would quickly tell the others. Another person would learn something and would share with everyone. New technical people after five years of this were world class. That simply does not happen in Mexico. So, one person only will know what he/she figured out alone.
Some years ago, the admin guy at a local school in this village let me use the Internet before I got my own. I came back from the States, and he and his wife were down in the dumps. She had received her diploma in Computer Science or programming, I don’t remember. And, had done a two year internship. Now she needed to write a thesis program to get her license. When her tutor told her what he wanted, she thought, “Hey, I can crank that out in an hour.” Then he added, “Do it for Linux.” They were depressed because they didn’t have the money to pay someone to teach her Linux.
I told them, “I know Linux. I will teach you.”
The husband asked, “How much are you going to charge.” I said, “Nothing.” He looked doubtful.
Four days, each day four hours, I talked Linux, slowed only by problems with English/Spanish. She would ask a question once in a while, but I never had to repeat anything. One of the most intelligent women I have ever known and I have known a lot of very intelligent women in my life.
After that 16 hours, she said, “That’s enough. I got it.”
Her husband said, “Seriously, how much are you going to charge?”
I said, “As I told you, nothing.”
He said, “Nothing in Mexico is free.”
I said, “My classes are free.”
I have friends for life. She did her program and got her license in a fairly short time.
A few years ago, I was told there were no mechanic schools in Mexico, except by the car makers. Now, our local technology school has a mechanics course. I know nothing about it, though.