Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Re: 2K to fix the leaking exhaust valves
It won't start with the exhaust valves on the two rear cylinders slightly open.
My plan was to change the plugs and check the buckets after I got her back on the road--I needed transportation to get to Drs appointments and pick up groceries. Also needed to mail some letters--there isn't an out going mail box next to the USPS provided array mail box. The LT is my year round transportation; my only transportation.
My guess is that the lower temp burning plugs, which according to the manufacturer cross to the LT's plugs, combined with not taking any Looong rides, when I would be running a little past the 75MPH interstate limit, for a couple of years allowed the build up?
Plus, no twisties here where I would be playing with higher than "normal" run around RPMs--wide open flat spaces here,
Engine oil was 20-50 RedLine. Gas is unleaded regular--never had a ping in temps above 100F.
Well. At least if I get pulled over for speeding this summer I can tell the officer "Honestly. I have to run her that fast or it costs me $2K to fix the carbon build up!"
About the only bright spot I can think of for this is that she died in my garage, not in the parking lot of some motel of the Blue Ridge TPK. And, I was planning on bringer her to the dealer to check the clutch problem.
OH! Yes the buckets on the two measured twice allowable. When I checked them at 12K they were within specs.
All of this is happening at 24K.
Best from Tucson
"He was a foul caricature of himself, a man with no soul, no inner convictions, with the integrity of a hyena, and the style of a poison toad." H. S. Thompson
Last edited by BecketMa; Jan 27th, 2011 at 5:29 pm.