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  1. Thank you! I have not seen that poor Buick around Its definitely seen better days!
  2. Hey there! I found out some family news last night that is pushing me to get extra cash to help. I’m putting it up until I can try and figure something else out, but for the meantime it’s my last resort.
  3. Hi John, thank you for this advice, this is really helpful! I’m most worried about the compression loss. A mechanic brought the issue up to me after using a leak detector fluid kit. He gave me an estimate of ~$9k to take the engine apart and find out what’s wrong. I couldn’t afford that and would like to do as much of the work myself over time if I can, although I’m pretty green. To start I purchased an engine compression tester to see which cylinders have compression loss. I’m hoping maybe the test the mechanic performed represented a leak in the exhaust or intake manifold and the fix is simp
  4. Hi John, thank you for this advice, this is really helpful! I’m most worried about the compression loss. A mechanic brought the issue up to me after using a leak detector fluid kit. He gave me an estimate of ~$9k to take the engine apart and find out what’s wrong. I couldn’t afford that and would like to do as much of the work myself over time if I can, although I’m pretty green. To start I purchased an engine compression tester to see which cylinders have compression loss. I’m hoping maybe the test the mechanic performed represented a leak in the exhaust or intake manifold and the fix is simp
  5. Thanks Gary! I picked up a reprint shop manual, it’s been very helpful!
  6. Thank you, Gene! Nice to meet you. I appreciate the tip. First time working on this type of engine. :)
  7. Hello! My name is Daniel, I live in Los Angeles and recently purchased a '62 Skylark that has spent its entire life in SoCal. This is my first Buick and I am in love! Under the hood is a 215 aluminum V8 with a 4 barrel carb. My projects for the car include: Investigate engine compression loss issue New exhaust manifold, y pack, and muffler Replace parking pawl - seems to be slipping. If anyone has any suggestions for me about these things or any advice, I'm all ears! I'm excited to be here.
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