This morning I managed to split my head open while crawling under a tractor to check the wiring. I didn't think it was much more than a bump on the head until driving away from the job site I felt blood running down my head. I drove home and got doctored up and I went back to work.
Turned out to be a productive day after that. I tore down a Massey Ferguson 1030 that had an engine miss fire. Compression on number one cylinder was zero! I thought my gauge was broken until I removed the cylinder head to find a broken connecting rod on number one piston. The little three cylinder engine actually ran on two cylinders to get it into the shop. When I drained the oil from the crankcase, I could feel the rod cap laying in the pan with my finger. I don't know how it didn't get caught by the rotating engine when driving it in.
There is coolant in the oil, and the crankshaft doesn't look too good.
I don't know yet if I will be able to fix this tractor because of parts availability. The last one I worked on I had to make some of my own parts and this one is in much worse shape. Cross my fingers because this would be a good paying job.