compression test #'s help

DGraber460 at DGraber460 at
Wed Aug 28 21:19:49 EDT 2002

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In a message dated 8/28/2002 2:37:26 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
ron_01056 at writes:

> my question is whats the likely hood that it's the
> turbo over the valve seals? on a scale from 1-10.

Did you do a wet/dry compression check?
What you did is probably the dry test. A wet test is squirting some oil into
each chamber and testing again. If the numbers go up its a ring problem. If
no change, its a valve problem. That is if you have a compression problem.
That one high cyl. is a real puzzle.
My money goes down on the turbo, although when mine went south, it would fog
the intersection after driving about 2-3 blocks (not at start up) then drive
fine without major (just slight) oil consumption.

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