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Compression tests a bit odd....

PostPost by: nmauduit » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:20 am

thank you for the nice Christmas story !

as they say in the US, if it ain't broke, don't fix it...

keep it on the road !
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:32 am

Hi Ralph,
good, now just take a nice long drive around Hawkes Bay :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: saildrive2001 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:35 pm

Did that drive around Hawkes about 17 years ago in a rental car unfortunately, the scenery & roads were incredible.
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PostPost by: denicholls2 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:15 am

I too suspect "carbon on the valves!" (for those of you old enough to remember the movie quote).

Nowadays, they make these thingies which, combined with some nifty chemicals, are supposed to clean them up pretty well without taking anything apart. Which might be worth a try if you're not interested in a winter bout with shipwright's disease.

I do agree it's time to start saving your pennies. But only impending ring failure is likely to cost you more if you hold off than if you dive in now, and there's no strong evidence of that.
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PostPost by: prezoom » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:06 pm

A New Leaf, one of my favorites. M&M made a great pair.
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