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Charles Gould

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The engine has been inspected & what were my most feared report for
the last 2 summers in Celina has happened. ENGINE TROUBLE.

Well, if that is really what happened to your pond, then you MUST
need engine work.
I am not disagreeing with any of these qualified individuals who have
indicated that you need engine work, but you have not listed a proper
diagnosis.
Is it weak on power? Is it low compression? If so, is it due to
pistons, rings, or the top end, like valves? Is it blowing smoke or
losing oil? If so, is it because of bad valves, guides or seals?
It is very easy to say that you car needs engine work, and an entire
rebuilt will likely solve most, if not all of your problems. However,
if your clothes dryer had a bad thermostat, a complete dryer rebuild
would certainly solve that, but a $12.00 thermostat may solve it just
as well.
I am just a very strong believer in proper, accurate diagnosis before
tearing into anything, for two reasons. First to save unnecessary
expense, and second, is that once you introduce new variables before
you properly diagnose a problem, you never really know what solved
the problem, or worse, the problem may not actually be solved.
Yes, a complete drain and rebuild solved your pond problem, but if
the leak was at an external pump, the rebuild may not have solved it,
and if the fitting where the pump feed pipe goes through the liner
was the culprit, the installation of the new liner would certainly
solve it, but you may have also solved it with a little sealer at
that pipe, for a lot less money.
Chas
 
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rlgreen_55

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--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Charles Gould"
<chasgould@...> wrote:
>
> The engine has been inspected & what were my most feared report for
> the last 2 summers in Celina has happened. ENGINE TROUBLE.
>
> Well, if that is really what happened to your pond, then you MUST
> need engine work.
> I am not disagreeing with any of these qualified individuals who
have
> indicated that you need engine work, but you have not listed a
proper
> diagnosis.
> Is it weak on power? Is it low compression? If so, is it due to
> pistons, rings, or the top end, like valves? Is it blowing smoke or
> losing oil? If so, is it because of bad valves, guides or seals?
> It is very easy to say that you car needs engine work, and an
entire
> rebuilt will likely solve most, if not all of your problems.
However,
> if your clothes dryer had a bad thermostat, a complete dryer
rebuild
> would certainly solve that, but a $12.00 thermostat may solve it
just
> as well.
> I am just a very strong believer in proper, accurate diagnosis
before
> tearing into anything, for two reasons. First to save unnecessary
> expense, and second, is that once you introduce new variables
before
> you properly diagnose a problem, you never really know what solved
> the problem, or worse, the problem may not actually be solved.
> Yes, a complete drain and rebuild solved your pond problem, but if
> the leak was at an external pump, the rebuild may not have solved
it,
> and if the fitting where the pump feed pipe goes through the liner
> was the culprit, the installation of the new liner would certainly
> solve it, but you may have also solved it with a little sealer at
> that pipe, for a lot less money.
> Chas

Charles,

From what I know regarding Ina's engine from Celina it had zero
compression in 2 cylinders plus it was overheated numerous times due
to fan belt issues or lack of. All 4 cylinder's were getting fuel and
spark however you could take the 2 sparkplug wires completely off on
the zero cylinders with no difference in the engines performance.

Ron Green

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