Sunday, April 01, 2007

On The Road Again

After having a valve job and head welding/resurfacing, SoDak is back on the road! When Stew pulled the head he noticed that the pistons don't clear the top of the engine block at TDC. This is a bit odd, but everything runs well. He also discovered that the air intake thermostat that is supposed to automatically select for preheated air/ambient air was stuck in the preheated air setting so SoDak was continually sucking hot air into the intake from near the exhaust manifolds. This would have lead to a decrease in fuel economy and is generally not good for the engine.