Devan Sadler is a senior history major at Ball State University, in Muncie, Ind. Around the age of 9, Sadler started working with his hands at a relative's garage where they worked on silos and silo equipment.
Sadler had grown up with go karts and learned how to work with his hands early on in his childhood. It wasn't until he was about 16-years-old when he started working with engines on automobiles.
Sadler doesn't believe he will go to be a mechanic after graduating from Ball State University, but he wants to continue to do it as a hobby. He plans to work on his own vehicles to save money in the future.
Sadler said he would also help friends with small mechanical issues, like changing their oil, but he won't do bigger jobs. For example, he considers what he's doing on his truck now, a bigger job, which he would only do on his vehicles.
The current problem with Sadler's truck is the water pump. It has caused coolant to leak, which in turn, allows the engine to overheat. Sadler has to remove many parts before he can get to the water pump.
One of the pieces he has to remove is the the air intake, shown above, which he later found out was dirty. Sadler has to remove many other pieces of the truck to get to the water pump.
Sadler previously worked at GMC in Muncie, Ind., for about a year as a mechanic. Right now, he works on his vehicles at his home in Muncie, in his driveway with the tools he has available to him.
Sadler named his truck Sampson, a 2006 Chevy Silverado. He also owns a Suzuki GSXR 600, named Delilah, that he rides when it's warmer. During the winter months, he has to start the Suzuki once a day so it doesn't mess up later on.
Sadler considers himself a "jack of all trades" after his grandfather told him it was a good way to save money when he was younger. He has built his own multi-screen computer and is paying for his own college tuition with only his two hands. Sadler is also the first generation in his family to go to college.