Things aren’t always so simple.
If you’ve ever blown an engine, you know it affects your confidence. Assemble the new lump in a clean room from 100% new components. It will be a while before you stop worrying about every “new” noise under the hood. That ticking noise, for example. Is it just a lifter, an exhaust leak, or a rod bearing about to let go because you weren’t hyper-vigilant enough during assembly? The irony, of course, being you bought this older machine for its relative simplicity. Things aren’t always so simple. Continue reading →