As I was poking around under the bonnet, I saw another example of the DPO.
First, let me say once again that the DPO is not the person I bought the car
from. My literal PO owns a beautiful RB MGB. He bought the car from the DPO
who is responsible for all the fun I'm having. (Thanks, Scott!)
I was looking down the front of the engine and I noticed a large amount of GOO
on the timing chain cover. It looked oily and dirty, so I picked a bit off to
see how hard it was. As I did this, almost the whole chuck came off in one
piece, leaving the relatively clean (slight surface rust) cover exposed.
Inspection showed that it was actually Bondo that was smeared on the cover and
left there to dry! About 1/2" thick. Does anyone want to speculate on why
anyone would do this? Was the cover rattling and the Bondo used as a damper?
I saw no oil leaks from the cover, but I can't imagine anyone would use Bondo
to plug a leak.
That's my fun discovery for today.
'92 Mitsubishi Expo LRV Sport