Saturday, November 5, 2011

74 Carrera Running Report

This car continues to amaze.  It starts first time, every time and runs without so much as a hiccup.  The status of the engine was largely unknown when I bought it over 2 years ago. In fact, it didn't even run when I made a tentative offer on the car.  The main oil return line to the tank had dry-rotted and cracked while it sat outside for a couple of years.  I replaced the line before making a final offer, got it started and drove it a few miles.  Everything seemed OK, but it was a complete crap-shoot.

[KNOCK ON WOOD] 2+ years later, the grand total spent on the engine is a few oil changes and some cleaning supplies. [/KNOCK ON WOOD] Yeah, there are a couple of oil leaks that will need eventual attention, but that's it!