SailNet Community - View Single Post - Advice for new Atomic 4, gas, owners
View Single Post
post #33 of Old 10-28-2011
Senior Moment Member
SloopJonB's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Vancouver B.C.
Posts: 13,066
Thanks: 90
Thanked 118 Times in 113 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Originally Posted by emoney View Post
As to the age old, "Atomic 4" issue, I've got a diesel now, and quite frankly, while I've had no issues "yet", I'd much prefer to be working on a gasoline motor, as opposed to this one simply because I'm more familiar with them.
It actually goes deeper than familiarity. Shade tree - or should I say dockside? - mechanics are unlikely to have the knowledge, skills and tools to work on high pressure fuel pumps or injectors. They are far too precise to respond to amateur efforts. In contrast, working on an A4 is a lot like the old saying about Chevy's - "All you need is a 9/16ths wrench and a hammer".

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
SloopJonB is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome