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bobi61
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:57 pm    Post subject: Its not good news !!! Reply with quote

Well today I have had the phone call ,,,my mechanic has found water in No6 cylinder,, what is causing this neds to be assessed ,,it is leaking from a crack in my exhaust manifold which explains white plume of steam on start up,, a rebuild of some sort looks inevitable, Just numb with pain and doubt and stress of getting the money !!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noooo, really sorry to hear that. Fingers crossed it isn't too painful.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...genuinely hope that the news is better than you worry it will be...
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have a head gasket failure on that side .. i take it the car ran without a misfire .. and i mean a proper misfire but smoked ? ..

if so it sounds like you have had a lucky escape .. water in a cyl hydraulic locks and D chunks the liner .. THEN its a full on engine rebuild .

D chunk = part of the cylinder wall is punched out .. it always looks like the letter D ... and i saw my first one back in 2005 on a Boxster .
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob , sorry to hear this .and hope its not as serious as you think but if it is it does mean you can justify it being a keeper. remember the cup half full solution is borrow 12k get it rebuilt eg 12k keep the car for 4 years thats 2.5k per annum plus a bit of interest, less than the annual depreciation of say a bmw or merc, so your no worse off than if you had spent 25k or so on a euro box but the fun of having a 911 , now for me the next call would be to Hartech to ask about their 3.9 conversion .with the Hartech liners and no future worries about IMS or borescore get back a bullet proof keeper Thumb
Its a better view than feeling bad and gutted about it , and the way I felt when spending the money on my gen2 rebuild that I pick up tomorrow. I do hope you can put a positive spin on yours mate
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
Bob , sorry to hear this .and hope its not as serious as you think but if it is it does mean you can justify it being a keeper. remember the cup half full solution is borrow 12k get it rebuilt eg 12k keep the car for 4 years thats 2.5k per annum plus a bit of interest, less than the annual depreciation of say a bmw or merc, so your no worse off than if you had spent 25k or so on a euro box but the fun of having a 911 , now for me the next call would be to Hartech to ask about their 3.9 conversion .with the Hartech liners and no future worries about IMS or borescore get back a bullet proof keeper Thumb
Its a better view than feeling bad and gutted about it , and the way I felt when spending the money on my gen2 rebuild that I pick up tomorrow. I do hope you can put a positive spin on yours mate


Thats a very good way of looking it it!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:52 am    Post subject: Kaboom Reply with quote

I also went with Phil997's logic. Got mine back from Hartec a few weeks ago.

Stuck a full Cargraphic system on as well, and it's flippin marvellous.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
Bob , sorry to hear this .and hope its not as serious as you think but if it is it does mean you can justify it being a keeper. remember the cup half full solution is borrow 12k get it rebuilt eg 12k keep the car for 4 years thats 2.5k per annum plus a bit of interest, less than the annual depreciation of say a bmw or merc, so your no worse off than if you had spent 25k or so on a euro box but the fun of having a 911 , now for me the next call would be to Hartech to ask about their 3.9 conversion .with the Hartech liners and no future worries about IMS or borescore get back a bullet proof keeper Thumb
Its a better view than feeling bad and gutted about it , and the way I felt when spending the money on my gen2 rebuild that I pick up tomorrow. I do hope you can put a positive spin on yours mate


If it is "only" a head gasket, is it going to be a £12k rebuild? He doesn't mention scored bores etc. so is he going to need new Hartech liners and rebuild etc? The other possibility might be a cracked cylinder head. But I have only seen one example at my indy and that was driving on when it overheated and not stopping early enough.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Budget for 12K and then anything less is a win!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Its not good news !!! Reply with quote

bobi61 wrote:
Well today I have had the phone call ,,,my mechanic has found water in No6 cylinder,, what is causing this neds to be assessed ,,it is leaking from a crack in my exhaust manifold which explains white plume of steam on start up,, a rebuild of some sort looks inevitable, Just numb with pain and doubt and stress of getting the money !!


Sorry to read of your problem,..may i ask what engine you have.
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