About 2 weeks [to complete], mostly due to figuring out the best config between weight and balance, stretcher strapping options and paramedics access...
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...Customer didn’t want to pay for a new engine, so I got an ‘08 328xi for $300 lol
I’m just going to fix it and sell it
...the strut is extended with a welded piece.
Not seen in this picture, the 3 - 4 spring helpers/boosters shoved into the coil spring.
Hanging by a thread...
...they used RTV on the rubber intake gaskets. Oh and didn’t properly tighten upper intake manifold.
Who wants some musket balls?
JCB engine, I work for a dealers, and seeing a blown oil cooler is exceedingly rare...
crate engine. the guy that installed it forgot to add oil. gm denied the warranty claim pretty quickly
it’s a torqueflite A-727 automatic transmission, was full of general unpleasantness (corroded aluminium / steel / i-dont-know-what).
my best guess is it was emptied of oil, filled with water and stored for decades
2020 Ram 2500 Cummins. Truck is a rental. Last yahoo that rented it got it a little muddy. Got an hour or 2 of dirt removal just to be able to drop the pan...
Customer came in with a shifting concern - duplicated concern, pulled DTC’s - several trans DTCs pending - clutch solenoids, etc.
Inspected connectors and found this nightmare: FLA battery leaking/spraying onto trans, engine / trans wiring, brake booster, subframe, frame-rails.
Yeah we have a junkyard axle coming for it
They had drilled through each side of the plug, threaded the wire through and around the pin, and cinched it back by twisting it around itself. Not to mention, under all that masking tape are 2 shoddy splices for no good reason. Some things I will never understand...
C/s check engine light is on and transmission takes a few seconds to shift or bogs down before shifting gears
The axle has internal brakes and one locked up. Then he decided to drive it home 2 miles. Burned off the brake pads, and boiled the gear lube untill it turned Into jello.
Very interference. IIRC all 16 rocker arms were snapped, not sure of the complete extent of damage as I didn’t deal with it after this. Manufacturer paid for a new engine several years out of warranty since it only had about 80000KM on it.
...Cause of failure was a leaking front crank seal which weakened the belt causing the teeth to strip. From what I recall it was probably closer to 2 years out of warranty, had a full dealer service history and was nowhere near the time or mileage interval for the timing belt. We were on the customers side from the start wanting to get them a new engine and eventually Holden agreed.
...aside from a cracked exhaust manifold, its oddly quiet. Ran fine, no misfires...also no upper timing chain guide anymore.
It’s not wise to upset a Wookiee...
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Obligatory brake post