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Re: Engine overhual WAS: Oil light intermittent after 1,300 mile driv

Hi Richard,
> 	The mechanic here in Ames, Iowa quoted me $1.5k to $2k for a
> complete overhual.... or $1,599 and $300 for a rebuild engine R&R.

sounds like A) fair price, and B) a good idea, if the mechanic is known to be 
both competent and honest.

> 	Gee.... maybe a pot of that stuff you can get at mechanic
> stores, to improve engine compression -- can give me another 5k to 6k
> more of engine life..... :)
> 	Can anyone care to comment on the WONDERS of engine oil additive.....

Can you say "Revenue Enhancement Device?"  They are *wonderful* REDs for the 
vendors, but not much good for you or anything else.

Cheers, <vbg>

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