The purpose of this was to see if the manifold bolts were frozen.
"Why" you ask? ...me too.
(Okay actually I asked what a manifold was first)
After a brief pause to explain to me (yet again) how a 4-cycle engine works, TD said the bolts could in fact be loosened and was very pleased as he could now pull the head off and inspect the the valves.
In essence all that work was actually getting him TO the valves.
Let me explain:
|That thing TD has his hand on is the horn.
(I pride myself on the fact I knew that)
These items were then taken to an engine shop for degreasing because TD has done that job in the past and was happy to farm it out for $50 and get everything back nice and clean. FYI: Degreasing parts is also known as Hot Tank.
(Example: "I want to hot tank the parts") Seriously, this is a foreign language.
With Abbey's hood gaping open and engine parts missing I felt it necessary to ask my inevitable and oft repeated $60,000 question which is:
TD laughed and said, "You aren't going anywhere for a while."
....note he didn't answer my question.