Abiquiu, NM

Abiquiu, NM
36.228336 -106.395991

9.15.2016

Go with Your Gut

When the tow truck dropped Serenity at David and Sons my gut questioned if they had the resources to repair the engine. Ron assured me that he could handle the job, so off I went down the rabbit hole.

Fast forward to Redlands Truck and RV's engine assessment.....

Engine using oil: Oil leak at front of oil pan/timing cover gasket. 5 of the 8 spark plugs are oil fouled, engine compression low in 5 of 8 cylinders. Appears to have been an in frame rebuild of the engine possibly. It's possible that the piston rings were improperly installed at time of rebuild. Recommend replacing engine or disassembling to repair issues, if repairable. 
 
 Additional notations:
      Starter wires hanging loose
     Left exhaust manifold leaking at head, both manifolds leaking at pipe connection
     Spark plug wires melted

Bottom line, Serenity is getting a new engine.





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