Originally Posted by CSP
I'm not butthurt about calling me out for regurgitating.
But I have been a mechanic for 7 years professionally. Most of it has been heavy line diesel like Cummins 5.9 and 6.7's. I learned my skills as a vehicle mechanic in the Air Force.
I do have 5 or 6 gas engine rebuilds under my belt that never came back.
That being said, I don't know gasoline performance like I do diesel performance. Anyone can slap together a stock rebuild. But making performance parts work together is what I am still picking up on. Especially carbureted systems. I'm in my late 20's and am willing to admit I DON'T know it all.
But the Achilles heel of these engines is definitely the weak ignition system and the oiling system as well.
Sure an OEM rebuild would be fine if it was being used for grocery getting and not traveling into jungles and unkept mountain roads that might call for a few high rpm spins to get out of charter bus ruts.
Let's see you drive your 500ft/lbs torque monster to Brazil and back.
I would have sent that to your inbox CSP, but its full.
Sorry again OP.
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