lirr42 wrote:^ most things are better off pre-overhaul, Mr. Beanbag. But overhauls are an unfortunate necessity to prolong life. You're exchanging a small bit of short-term power and performance for more long-term reliability and equipment that will work longer. The same thing happened with MN's P32's. They were neutered during their overhaul and can now barely handle 7-car maxi-bombs. But the engines will last longer than they would have if they had not had an overhaul of any sort.
Oh no, Im not denying the life extending benefits of an overhaul, I understand the purpose, I was only restating what I had read about the AEMs. I saw that example with the P32s. Not to drag this any further off topic but The MN rebuilds down here In the pool service arent any better, always late, very slow, the 4904 in particular every time I see it is always belching oily smoke all over itself. But yes I do understand that they needed the overhaul, regardless of how they performed before vs. after.