I have to say, I almost feel like I'm intruding here ... maybe I just should keep my mouth shut ...
No you are not--yack away--you are one of us: My wife, when we have cars available, and I'm talking the Ferraris here, will always drive one to work as I the other: Nice sight seeing her driving with me.
She's a car nut, more so than I even. I am going to be posting a thread here over the next two-four months showing her doing a Mondial T / 348 engine out tuneup.
- water pump
- trans, for updating some grease and o-rings,
- belts, etc. etc. etc.
if that recirc-vapor canister has toasted the 7 & 2 piston as suspected, then you are going to see her do the rings, and re-ground valve seats too.
It will be a pictoral, and she looks good in blue-jeans and stubby wrench
Not all gals are as polarized nor are as all guys. I have no problems with my gal, rebuilding her motors and certainly not the T.
So, BART: Sorry for your problem.....my wife would look at your problem and just shake her head... not in disgust, but confusion.