harrysmith1957 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 08:16:19 EST 2010
I have come up with a theory on my Rampside engine. I have been wondering
since I got it why the top part of the engine was partially disassembled. I
expected to find a catastrophic failure in the bottom end but that does not
appear to be the case.
I surmise that someone did some work on it not too long ago and left the one
bolt in the back cover loose. When they were finished they fired it up and
heard a horrendous noise as the bolt hit the back of the flywheel. Having no
idea what was causing the noise they shut it down and started to take it
apart again but then just gave up.
This is supported by the cleanliness of the insides and the appearance of
the rear main seal, you can still read the part number and it is still
supple. Also the mark on the flywheel suggests it was not running long as it
is not a deep groove, only surface scrapes, all the bolts are coming out
easily and all the gaskets are releasing without any problem.
I will be doing more work on it this evening and will post more pictures
Coral Springs, FL
"THERE IS NO TRY,
THERE IS ONLY DO
OR DO NOT"
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