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The Unmistakable Beat – Part II

The diagnosis is complete, and the verdict is scary… Kerrigan is damaged, and to a great extent. Apart from what I had expected (pushrods, rockers & piston rings), there is apparently also a damaged Crankshaft Bearing.

Now, ordinarily changing a bearing is not a big deal per-se, but to access the Crankshaft the engine needs to be opened up. And the effect is cascading. Other partially worn out parts will be exposed (which will prudently have to be replaced as well), all the packings will have to be changed. Who knows, the Crankshaft might turn out to be cracked too? Add to this the Piston Ring, Cylinder re-boring, possible replacement of rockers – the list goes on an on.

Optimistic estimates – Rs 15k. Pessimistically speaking – I shudder to think of it.

Anyways, what’s to be done is to be done. However, I have decided to keep this overhaul on hold. It looks like I will be moving to Pune in another couple of months time, and I am sure Kerrigan will take another beating during the shifting.

Once we are Pune, she’ll be admitted to the Company Showroom and will come back rejuvenated. Yes, a couple of month’s worth of running in will be required again, but it will be over just in time to welcome the monsoons.

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