[Vwdiesel] Poor compression Q's
tosterbrink at verizon.net
Tue Nov 29 14:53:41 EST 2005
Sorry for the wait, gonna try and see if some of the injectors are bad.
Have deduced the non firing piston is one of those that has the better
compression though. BTW no antifreeze in the oil. I'll check the cam
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Shepherd" <mark at shepher.fsnet.co.uk>
To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2005 4:03 PM
Subject: Fw: [Vwdiesel] Poor compression Q's
>> How low is low?
>> Two together sounds like a gasket
>> Are they next to each other?
>> As an additional check, check cam shim clearance.
>> Any pressure in water system with cranking?
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Todd Osterbrink" <tosterbrink at verizon.net>
>> To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
>> Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2005 7:41 PM
>> Subject: [Vwdiesel] Poor compression Q's
>> Got low compression in 2 cylinders in a 1980 Dasher diesel. Thinking bad
>> rings, since the performance of the thing went from good to bad within a
>> day. Running bad, missing, lots of blue smoke, and starting hard.
>> pump and cam timing, all in spec.
>> What could cause piston rings on a 1980 Dasher diesel to go bad? The
>> engine has 85,000 miles on it since rebuild (which included new over size
>> Mahle pistons, rings and such). Could it be something else?
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