missing parts, snow wheels trade?

Mike Arman armanmik at n-jcenter.com
Fri Dec 6 10:11:10 EST 2002

>Subject: RE: Galley plugs in 10vt head... MC oil pressure saga
>Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 13:46:41 -0500
>From: "Roa, Greg" <Greg.Roa at Cinergy.COM>
>To: <quattro at audifans.com>, <veetesse at hotmail.com>
>Funny thing this.  Not haha funny, but dying clown kind of funny.
>There's a guy in the 944 list, also here in Cincy who discovered he had a p=
>roblem like this.
>This guy has been working on rebuilding his car (944 turbo) after an engine=
> fire, and a ridiculous amount of other issues, having a block dropped by u=
>ps, engine rebuilder go out of business with his engine, ect.
>Anyway, he is putting the whole thing back together after a year of work, w=
>hen he noticed that one of the pictures he took of the assembly didn't look=
> quite right.
>As part of the project, he had the crank cross drilled, nitrided, ect.  $80=
>0 worth of work on the crank.
>The "respected" engine rebuilder who did the work seems to have left out th=
>e plugs in the crank, so if he had started the engine, all of the oil would=
> have flowed out of these plugs, and never made it to the bearings.

I've seen this on aircraft engine crankcases - reconditioned really well,
line bored, magnafluxed, the works (like $500+ for an itty bitty four
cylinder case - and that is a CHEAP one), signed off by the certified
maintenance facility as airworthy, FAA yellow tag and all - and you can eat
off it, right out of the box . . .

Except they left off three or four little brass oil gallery plugs - dime
items at the hardware store, $35+ each from Continental for the identical
(but legal) part.

"Where are the oil gallery plugs?"

"Oh we never return them" (Or the $95 crankcase breather elbow, either.)

And on another subject, since no one seems to want to BUY the four snow
wheels I have, even for a lowly $100, I guess what I ought to do is offer
them for trade . . . Audi 5000 parts (maybe), could use a 500mhz+
motherboard, CPU and RAM, airplane stuff, firearms, whaddaya got lying
around that might interest me?

Best Regards,

Mike Arman

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