Hmm... Very new car, lots of miles though... NBRs thoughts?

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  1. aan310

    aan310 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Well, since i know nothing about cars, maybe i will jsut sound stupid trying to say this...
    but is it that maybe after getting a gasket done the compression is off? (of that makes sence/is worded correctly)
     
  2. TravisBean

    TravisBean Notebook Evangelist

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    ^^^^ I've noticed that the car is never the same again, even if the car has been fixed by a reputable repair shop. I think in order to do it properly , it has to be done by an engine rebuild shop with additional precision specialty equipment which can determine if other parts must also be changed/re-calibrated.
     
  3. stewie

    stewie What the deuce?

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    reputable repair shop = not necessarily professional

    :p
     
  4. TravisBean

    TravisBean Notebook Evangelist

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    I agree with you 110%. Additionally (no offense to any mechanics on the forum), owning a repair shop here in the states is the equivalent of having a license to steal. :mad:

    Have you also noticed that cars don't have the same "zoom" after having had head gaskets and or heads changed?
     
  5. Clutch

    Clutch cute and cuddly boys

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    We go to a private mechanic and we do trust him, we have been going to him for 14 years I think.

    Im just saying there are some good mechanics.
     
  6. Shyster1

    Shyster1 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Ooh, ouch! I wouldn't do that to any car (well, ok, almost any car, other than, perhaps, a white 1986 Ford Tempo). A once-blown head gasket, a history of having been run on only half of the available cylinders, a clogged catalytic converter, a bum O2 sensor, and no adequate maintenance. Putting those things all together and the bigger issue is why the poor car is still running at all, not that it runs so poorly! That may just be why it runs like a half-dead dog.
     
  7. aan310

    aan310 Notebook Virtuoso

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    See, the funny thing is... There are no problems (like noticeable) other than the fact that it does not go very fast xD
     
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