I had the pure joy of working on a vehicle I call the grease blob. This picture will show you why I call it such a name. I did a tune up on it and it left it's mark on my garage floor. I told Dixie that if I had waited any longer I wouldn't of had to pull the drain plug because it would have leaked all it's oil out. I changed the oil, fuel filter, pcv valve, air cleaner, spark plugs and spark plug wires.
I then turned my attention to Ed the bugs engine. I removed the sheet metal and checked things out. I pulled the engine to fix the oil leaks. I did a leak down test on it and quickly became discouraged. I new beforehand that I had 1 cylinder that was low on compression. It has been puffing out more smoke lately so that's why I decided to do the leak down test. I had 40% leak down on 3 cylinders and 18% on 1 cylinder. That really sucks. I had all my leakage from the rings. I heard no air coming from the intake or the exhaust so I am fairly sure the heads and valves are good. That has forced me to make some decisions. I could just fix some of the leaks and install it back in the car so I can make my deadline, I can send the heads off to be rebuilt and put new pistons and jugs in it, I can just install new pistons and jugs and leave the heads alone or I can rebuild the whole engine. I thought about it a lot on Saturday.