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Old 10-21-2003, 03:41 AM   #301
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Doc, keep us posted, and get that sucker back on the road. I'm gonna be off work for almost a month......most of November. Get the hint ??
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I know how you feel. My friend just almost lost 15k in motor work when the machine shop messed up machining his block. They over looked one of the cracks in the cylinder wall. Luckily he complained enough the machine shop is going to guve him a new block, but he is screwed on the pistons and some other things.
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Any updates on this??
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Yeah actually there is. Things might not be as bad as I thought. Auto Authority (the new and better "engine guy") is saying as kind of a preliminary estimate that the crankshaft was ground down some but there were stock size bearings in which is why its going through what it is. This is just what he can see with the oil pan off, more might come up but i REALLY hope not. He said "Man, it barely looked like it was rebuilt!" hrmmm... But I know 90% of the work was done, shotty or not at least the parts are there. He says they all need to be replaced and is quoting me at $1000. Now I'm not used to going to shops for heavy work but that seems like a bit much. He says he needs to pull the trans out the bottom, which of course requires a bit more work, then the oil pan, junk on the front of the engine (timing), the flywheel obviously and finally the crank. Then measure it and install larger bearings and replace it. It does seem like a lot of work but considering a 12hour job of pulling and replacing the engine itself only costs about $800, $1000 seems pretty heavy. Anyone have an idea on this? Sorry for the brief update I wanted to get a lot out in a short time, I gotta go to the store.
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These engines are tough little guys

Any developments on the @$$ that screwed you on this???
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If you have to pay to fix his mistake, that might be paid back as well by him.
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DOC DOC DOC!!! YOuve left us (or at least me in suspence for too long... Whats happenin with the Bonne man!...
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Talking to Doc in chat one night it sounded like the work was being done, thru the fruitcake, or the fruitcake getting someone to do it.
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Totally different shop. Not the fruitcake, not through him.
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Totally different shop. Not the fruitcake, not through him.
Fruitcake is nasty...
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