[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]

Re: The bugger's still broke.

Date: Sun, 21 Dec 1997 17:14:07 -0500
From: Huw Powell <human@nh.ultranet.com>
Subject: Re: The bugger's still broke.

> Any other suggestions appreciated.

>I realise this is not very deep technically, but have you used a second
>compression gauge to verify the first one?  Or tested the one you're
>using on another car?  Since the gauge is the only common item to all
>five cylinders...
>Huw Powell

I thought of that.  But actually, I don't need a compression gauge to know
there is no compression.  The sound of the engine is different when there is
compression.  You can HEAR the difference in pitch as the starter slows down
as the compression builds up in a cylinder, especially when the other four
plugs are out.  My normal policy is to let the cylinder pass TDC 6-8 times
when I check compression.  This is done by listening to the starter whine.


Still Confused in Bucksnort.