Re: Onan 4KY Hot Starting
My Dad had a 1963 Porsche 356 that he bought in 1965. He DROVE that car and didn't baby it. About 1972, He had let an exhaust valve get tight and it had low compression in one cylinder. It had about 90,000 miles on it. From day ONE, that engine always had Rotella Conventional 30wt used in it. He would buy it in a case of 24 quart CANS. My Dad was a machinist/mechanical engineer and knew how to precisely measure parts. He could NOT find any appreciable wear on any of the crank journals, minimal wear on the cylinders and pistons or valve stems. This was a 75 hp, 1600 cc, dual carburetor engine. I rebuilt it for him and made it a 1720 and did a little port clean up. He LIKED it!
He gave me the car around 1987-88.
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