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I had been having a run of bad luck at the beginning of the year which had followed a run of really good luck. So I was kind of hoping they had balanced each other out. Turns out the bad luck may not be over yet. I was backing out of my driveway this morning when my engine stopped running and would not restart. I checked around on the engine until I noticed the distributor was not turning when the engine cranked. And then I couldn't pull the distributor. It was stuck in there hard. So I had it towed to a local shop so I could get a good screwing and sure enough. Timing chain broke, ruined the heads and pistons and valves and various and sundry other little things. Estimate to repair? $2200. Guess who is looking for a new engine and will be doing the work himself? This may seriously curtail my vacation activities for the summer.

Wander

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ryl
Jun. 29th, 2007 02:28 am (UTC)
You haven't run over any small animals lately have you? My timing belt broke after I ran over a possum on Highway 52. You can't convince me the two events aren't related.
wander
Jun. 29th, 2007 04:20 am (UTC)
I did hit a turtle after the NC fireworks shoot but darn it all, a few weeks later, I helped a baby snapper across the highway. I thought my debt was paid.

W
ryl
Jun. 29th, 2007 01:01 pm (UTC)
Nope. Hit one and it possesses your car to break something expensive. That's how it's always worked for me and my family.
brotherskeeper1
Jun. 29th, 2007 04:10 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear about the great expense ahead. Good luck doin the work yourself.
wander
Jun. 29th, 2007 04:22 am (UTC)
It's not so hard really. VW engines are actually pretty light. I changed the transmission in my old one a few years ago with no hoist or anything. Just put it on my chest, lifted it up and bolted it in place. If I can get the car down to the farm though. I'll have everything I need to take one out and put the new one in.

W
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