[V8] Compression test numbers

Seamus O'Carey cheshirecatsbox at gmail.com
Sun Sep 20 22:06:53 PDT 2009

...er, I mean PCV system.

On Sun, Sep 20, 2009 at 10:03 PM, Seamus O'Carey
<cheshirecatsbox at gmail.com>wrote:

> I'm probably the least likely person to come up with a reasonable
> solutions, however is it possible that it's an issue with the pvc system,
> sucking oil into the intake and burning it that way?
> Seamus
> On Sun, Sep 20, 2009 at 9:31 PM, toml99 at todomundo.com <
> toml99 at todomundo.com> wrote:
>> Hey, well I finally got around to doing the compression test on the
>> 93 Pearl as I'm thinking of selling it.  It consumes a bit of oil,
>> and when you jump on it, can smoke quite a bit....then other times it
>> seems fine.  All 8 plugs look healthy.  The numbers are
>> 125/130/125/130/125/125/130/125 with no change when I put some oil in
>> the cylinder.  My book for the 3.6 shows 145-189 new, wear limit
>> 109.  Just wondering if the 4.2 is the same?.  There's a small weep
>> of oil underneath, but nothing that actually hits the ground.
>> Wondering if anyone can concieve of anywhere the oil could get right
>> into the exhaust manifold, as the plugs look way too nice to be
>> burning the amount of oil it's burned on a few occasions.  Could it
>> be sucking it right out of the exhaust guides at full throttle into
>> the manifold?  Didn't go thru as much oil when the girlfriend was
>> driving it.  Idles perfect and quieter than the other 2 cars, and
>> get's up and goes on the highway(except the motorcycle behind me made
>> a motion like he was holding his nose).....Hope all's well...Tom
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