Translating those shop manual instructions

Manual: This is a snug fit.
 Translation: You will skin your knuckles!

Manual: Rotate anticlockwise.
 Translation: Clamp with vice grips then beat repeatedly with hammer,

Manual: This is a tight fit.
 Translation: Not a hope in hell matey!

Manual: As described in Chapter 7...
 Translation: That'll teach you not to read through before you start,
now you are looking at scary photos of the inside of a gearbox.

Manual: Pry...
 Translation: Hammer a screwdriver into...

Manual: Undo...
 Translation: Go buy a tin of WD40 (catering size).

Manual: Retain tiny spring...
 Translation: "Jeez what was that, it nearly had my eye out"!

Manual: Press and rotate to remove bulb...
 Translation: OK - that's the glass bit off, now fetch some good pliers
to dig out the bayonet part.

Manual: Lightly...
 Translation: Start off lightly and build up till the veins on your
forehead are throbbing them re-check the manual because this can not be
'lightly' what you are doing now.

Manual: Weekly checks...
 Translation: If it isn't broken don't fix it!

Manual: Routine maintenance...
 Translation: If it isn't broken... it's about to be!

Manual: One spanner rating.
 Translation: Your Mum could do this... so how did you manage to botch
it up?

Manual: Two spanner rating.
 Translation: Now you may think that you can do this because two is a
low, tiny, 'ikkle number... but you also thought the wiring diagram was
a map of the Tokyo underground (in fact that would have been more use to

Manual: Three spanner rating.
 Translation: But Nova's are easy to maintain right... right? So you
think three Nova spanners has got to be like a 'regular car' two spanner

Manual: Four spanner rating.
 Translation: You are seriously considering this aren't you, you plebe!

Manual: Five spanner rating.
 Translation: OK - but don't expect us to ride in it afterwards!!!

Manual: If not, you can fabricate your own special tool like this...
 Translation: Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

Manual: Compress...
 Translation: Squeeze with all your might, jump up and down on, swear
at,  throw at the garage wall, then search in the dark corner of the
garage for whilst muttering "bugger" repeatedly under your breath.

Manual: Inspect...
 Translation: Squint at really hard and pretend you know what you are
looking at, then declare in a loud knowing voice to your wife "Yep, as I
thought, it's going to need a new one"!

Manual: Carefully...
 Translation: You are about to cut yourself!

Manual: Retaining nut...
 Translation: Yes, that's it, that big spherical blob of rust.

Manual: Get an assistant...
 Translation: Prepare to humiliate yourself in front of someone you

Manual: Turning the engine will be easier with the spark pugs removed.
 Translation: However, starting the engine afterwards will be much
harder. Once that sinking pit of your stomach feeling has subsided, you
can start to feel deeply ashamed as you gingerly refit the spark plugs.

Manual: Refitting is the reverse sequence to removal.
 Translation: But you swear in different places.

Manual: Prise away plastic locating pegs...
 Translation: Snap off...

Manual: Using a suitable drift...
 Translation: The biggest nail in your tool box isn't a suitable drift!

Manual: Everyday toolkit
 Translation: Ensure you have an Phone Card & Mobile Phone

Manual: Apply moderate heat...
 Translation: Placing your mouth near it and huffing isn't moderate

Manual: Index
 Translation: List of all the things in the book bar the thing you want
to do!

For Added Manual Fun:
 Go to the first section, Safety First, and read the bit about
Hydrofluoric Acid - do you really want the advice of a book that uses
this form of understatement???!!?

Now look at the lovely colour section on body repairs - as you look at
these two pages say to yourself over and over until it sinks in "mine
will  never look like that..."
Flick to the end and look at the colour glow plug pictures, how do these
compare to the glow plugs in your Triumph? If you cannot locate the glow
plugs in your Triumph see the last translation on the list!
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