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Old 10-08-2009, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Funf Dreisig View Post

PS to ARD: But is is so much more fun, not to mentions easier, to diagnose the cause of an engine failure based anecdotal 'evidence' without having to get your hands dirty actually inspecting the oily parts

Yeah, don't get me wrong- I'd love to hear more about this single failure, whatever we can get and possible smoking guns. But to start talking about 'patterns' and how many motors were built, as if we are seeing a 'rate" (ie # failures divided by # of motors) is silly. Posts about 'how this didn't happen to mine are a bit off the mark. IMHO

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