Originally Posted by Eagle5
Hi Blue Sky,
Another thing is the first one or two years of a new engine has an element of risk. New designs can be computed, but some of the old gray-haired engineers have left the company, and sadly some of that valuable experience left with them without being fully transferred to the new engineers. As far as the Godzilla 7.3 Liter V-8, we have suffered through the burned-up plug wires and now this camshaft metallurgy problem. Hopefully, all those bugs are now "worked-out." Perhaps we should generalize and say to avoid the first two years of anything, right?
From the land of Gray Sky,
Eagle 5, you're being kind (good for you). I agree with you but probably would have stated the "experience" part differently - yours is better. Two years might not be enough.
Edit: Although unrelated to this post, this is an experience story that's somewhat parallel. I know of a shop situation where one of the employees can rebuild a tractor, including the engine, and it will operate like new. None of his peers, including the boss, can do that. Unfortunately he can't be promoted because he's not good with e-mail.