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Motors Guy rebuilds $57k engine to save money.

Discussion in 'General' started by Vault-Tec, 28 Apr 2017.

  1. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/f...-the-unicorn-of-my-destruction/110824/page75/

    So basically a guy bought an aging car and the engine went kaput. Took it to Mercedes who wanted $57k to fit a new engine so decided to rebuild his existing engine for around $1500 in parts (he got a huge discount from $4000).

    Wouldn't be surprised if you guys have seen it as it's been making the news. I used to read GRM magazine when I lived out in the USA. Mates were all big fans.

    It's 75 pages but it's a damn good read if you like your engine tech pron fix :)
     
  2. Pookie

    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    I struggled fixing my petrol lawn mower :hehe:
     
  3. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    haha it's funny you say that ! Many years ago my brother brought home this pristine Haiter? petrol lawn mower. "Don't you f*****g touch it !" he says. So I thought bugger you then I won't go near it, and you just resigned yourself to cutting the grass.

    Any way, a few days later I asked him why the grass was only half cut. He mumbled something but I managed to decipher the word "ceased.. forgot to put oil in".

    I took the engine apart, got down to the piston and then put a piece of wood on it and smacked it one. Bingo bongo, turned over like a champ.

    I went to my brother and said "See that lawnmower I wasn't supposed to touch? well it's running again". haha the look on his face ! it was like total disbelief.

    He forgets I used to have a Vespa and always had it in bits.
     
  4. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    ^Hayter's nice to use but fragile in my experience.
     
  5. Pookie

    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    I fear I may have created a petrol lawn mower thread :hehe:
     
  6. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

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    Nah.
    I've a second hand one in my shed, I've had it for the past 12 years or so and do nothing other than put fuel in it and sharpen the blade once a year, always starts with no more than 3 pulls after being laid up all winter.
     
  7. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    I used to work for a gardener and used them everyday honda>hayter for robustness.

    I'm afraid you have, sorry
     
  8. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Mowers? Really?

    Can we just take a moment's pause here to recognise what a ridiculously awesome and preposterous vehicle an R63 is?
     
  9. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Yes, lets do that.....


    Introducing the Husqvarna R63..... what a beauty!

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    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    When I posted that, I thought to myself, "I bet there's a mower called an R63" :lol:
     
  11. Vault-Tec

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    I think it's more the engine that's the star of the show. But yeah, it's one hell of an engine :)
     
  12. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    Does it come with a coffin?
     
  13. daveypro

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    well that is a few hours of my life i didnt mind losing, love stuff like that, also i want a grass mower racer after seeing them on auction hunters replay over the weekend!
     

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