Hi everybody! ‘Been a while, eh? Well, if you’re locked down for 7 months, not much boat stuff goes on. Other stuff yes, lots of new situations, obligations…what do you expect from a pandemic.
But lets just jump in
Yes, it’s official as the title states “Zed’s dead”
Zed being the old cunt of a diesel Perkins 4.108. And yes, I called that hunk of stinky steel, who’s ears I’ve been petting and given up so much time for in the past 9 years, a cunt!
So, we left off to the fact that it was stuck and wouldn’t turn over, not even by hand.
Last fall I pulled the injectors and poured some diesel in the cylinders maybe to loosen something up, but still stuck. I thought maybe the starter motor was stuck in the flywheel. So it was time for Kostas to assume the position I’ve seen more often than I’d like to mention. Hard stuff…gotta remove the oil filter with housing and…… and…..and….
And guess what. Nothing! W.T.F.!! Then we locked down and, not remembering when but I got the call from Kostas with the dead cunt news. At last, the witch is dead. Ding, f-ing Dong!
So, apparently the coolant I was leaking was from a crack in the exhaust which got 2 cylinders stuck. And I’m pulling the plug! Enough is enough.
I got a chance to blast down and saw the ugliness.
So since then I’ve removed all the loose parts, making a mess and getting oily and filthy (for the last time) and have unbolted the mounts and all things attaching Miss “C” from Zoot Allures.
Our lockdown is over and now am patiently (I lie) waiting for when the crane comes to get that thing outathere!!!!
And so, as always,
Stay tuned……I mean it this time!
ps…… I hope every one got through this passed year unscathed. Very strange time and still is.