Mechanically inclined or not, it’s crazy that he would leave his $3k engine exposed to the elements like that.I believe he wanted to repower it with a new engine. But did not want to drive to Nevada to get the engine. He is going to be getting a slightly bigger used diesel tractor with a loader on it from some one he knows. He does not seem too mechanically savy IMO but that's just my observation. He was able to get the motor in and out. So he know how to turn a wrench for the most part but I’m thinking he might not have a grasp of all the inner working of the internal combustion engine or knowledge and ability to do the research for causes of the problem. Very nice guy by the way. I’m in no way attemping to knock him and his abilities. I could not help but feel bad for him on the loss of his investment.