In Reply to: Re: wet vs. dry - I think it's important here posted by Kenny on December 27, 1999 at 14:44:19:
: : : : : I only have a lousy Haynes manual for my 76 2002 (came with the car). It does not give info on running a compression test. I need to know which fuse will disable the ignition system or exactly what the procedure is to run the test. I do have the numbers needed (125 psi minimum).
: : : : : Merry Christmas and Thanks in advance!!
: : : : : Don C
: : : : First make sure your battery has a good charge. Remove the coil wire, and ALL the spark plugs. Block the throttle open. Then have someone turn it over (about 6 revs) while you read the gauge. Thats all there is to it!
: : : : Ken
: : : on a low one squirt some engine oil in and see if it raises the numbers' there many be a lot of oil in the motor already(blow by) and it might therefore read good when it is not
: : Though Kenny doesn't think I know anything and he thinks I'm a bad writer, I have to say I'm glad someone brought up the wet verses dry check. Doesn't that rule out rings verses other stuff? I got Dry readings (just like Ken said to do it BTW)142,88,127,146, WET (couple squirts of motor oil in the cylinder where the plug screws in)142,92,128,141. I'm concluding head gasket (Now here's where Ken and I will separate, if we haven't already ((Ken?)))and wait until something fails before doing anything about it. in other words, not a time bomb, just loss of performance.
: : I agree Haynes stinks - it's for people who already know what to do, IMHO.
: : John
: Thats it! You and me. Sabres at dawn!
I have a better idea - 2002's, full throttle to a cliff edge - no braking until a predetermined point (kind of like the pace-off) yours will probably stop!
I think I'll learn a lot from you.
By the way, I don't think it's verbose to say "If it don't leak it's OK." What's the word for intentional use of improper English to get a desired meaning or effect? Like "You pays your money, you takes your chances?" Whatever that word is, that's what I was.
Is Delk helping me with my problem? As is generally the case, I'm lost quickly. It looks as if he's suggesting boring out the cylinders and using some special rings?
TIA - BTW, good story about your first car- I agree the guy should pursue the character-building experience. I intend to use a similar technique to bond with and help my son develop his aptitudes (if he shows even a slight interest, that is!) But he's very little now, so I better get learnin'!!