Thanks for your forthright honesty,as its well appreciatded. I'm sorry if I hurt your sensibilities,but the information you had requestred was given to the first technician,with the resulting answer to it in the form of a question asking again for the information. I did not try to dermean you outd of malice,but then again I should not be giving unsolicited opinions as to your abilities,but rather to that of your answer. The two are mutually exclusive. My opology is not only from the heart,but also from my more developed neocortex. My initial displeasure was from my reptilian brain stem. As you have demonstrated with your in depth knowledge of how thru time,the internal workings of an engine might impact on the efficient burn,wear,and resulting rate of gas consumed per mile,I am more at ease with the service which may be availed with the use of this site. I understand your terms implicitly.
Now bear with me,since a chemist makes not for a automobile mechanic.
1)what is a "can" tool,or was that an inadvertant misplelling.
2)Once this tool is used,and we have the data as to the degree a part/component is working,// (a)-Do I take it that there is a specific way to extract data from the computer(which you stated only detects upon doing a diagnosis if the part/component is not functioning,as opposed to not working to spec.)// ASIDE:It is this dual function of the computer,as I understand you,which muddles my understanding and has lead to question #(2).//(b)-if so,is the extraction something I can do,and what type of tool/system would I need.//(c)How does one go about measuring the performance of the various systems/sensors you mentioned-?-with this can tool only-? or are there specific tools to read the degree to which these various sensors are opperating.
(3)Once the two sets of figures from(computer)and(component) are attained,I take it some of the components will either have to be adjusted to meet specs,while others will have to be outright replaced since its a matter not of failure to work,nor make for an adjustment,but rather that thru time,wear a tear have rendered them incapable of regulating to spec. Is my understanding as to what needs to be done once the two sets of data are compared on target,or no.
(4)When the gasket for the head was replaced,there was no grinding done but will it be a good idea to check in what ever manner that the block seating is proper.
(5)You have convinced me to use regular fuel once more.
(6)I will also have the timing pulley replaced
(7)I have a timing light. Other than ease of use,with other bells and whistles,will it do or not? What should I look for?
(8)The piston rings,can they be replaced without having to purchase the piston as well,and if the answer is yes,then do you recomend just replacing the rings or should I go ahead and replace the pistons too?
(9)as for the valve seat,can that be diagnosed for compression leakage,and if there is leakage,do you recomend replacing them with original manufacturer parts or will compatible replacements from an auto parts store do?
(10)Your opinion of Auto Zone,Pep Boys,or do you recomend any others.
(11)I'm going to take the car to a place I've used before,and that is certified and recomended by AAA club of America,as opposed to a mechanic,as all they do is to specialize in diagnostics. How do you feel about the choice to do this,then take it to a mechanic that has done work for me before?
(12)The Federalo Mogul bearings you mentioned only pertains to the replacement with the 10.5/1 pop up pistons if 93 octane is used,is that correct? Even so,do you think the bearings should be changed?
(13)My oxygen sensors are made be Bosch,and were replaced less than a year ago. Is that OK or do you think they could have failed.
Thats all I could think of for now,and I do thank you,and feel condident that with the answers to the above questions,the care stands a good chance of regaining its form as when I first purchaced it,as used,four years ago.
Carlos A. Barrueco