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In message <342EF301.397E@qnet.com> Ken writes:
> I also shined a flashlight in the spark plug holes, and tried
> to see if the tops of the pistons were scratched or shiny at all. From
> what little I could see (it's only marginally effective, unless you can
> shoot light out of your eyes and look out at the same time), The
> cylinder tops were nice and nasty black carbon.
Get an Aaron Bend-a-Light Pro. It's a tiny grain of wheat bulb on the end of a
foot-long probe. About 30$. _IDEAL_ for poking around inside engine bays and
even inside pots. You'll be absolutely amazed at how much detail you can see
when you're not blinded by the stray light from a flashlight.
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club