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Old 03-30-2009, 10:09 PM   #11
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Throw a couple Squirts of oil in there and check it again.
To everyone else, thanks for the tips. I'm not much for internals but I replaced the head gaskets at 175k or so. I understand that by squirting some oil in there it will tell me whether I have bad valves or bad rings. Correct? Overall, what do you guys think about the other readings I got? Keep in mind that it has 181k. I'm going to drive her til she dies though, she doesn't wanna give in.
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:29 PM   #12
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To everyone else, thanks for the tips. I'm not much for internals but I replaced the head gaskets at 175k or so. I understand that by squirting some oil in there it will tell me whether I have bad valves or bad rings. Correct? Overall, what do you guys think about the other readings I got? Keep in mind that it has 181k. I'm going to drive her til she dies though, she doesn't wanna give in.
If a couple or three squirts raises compression,probably rings.If it stays low probably valves or head gasket.
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Throw a couple Squirts of oil in there and check it again.
doing this and if it changes compression, indicates the rings are to blame right?

for some reason the post above this just showed up, disregard this haha
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If a couple or three squirts raises compression,probably rings.If it stays low probably valves or head gasket.
Hmm, I hope it's valves or rings, I just did head gaskets. Also, I seem to have a lifter tap, atleast what it sounds like from the same cylinder.
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for 181,xxx miles i would be happy with the results. your cylinder walls are probally begining to taper, rings wearing out, valve seats getting leaky, etc. if anything hope its not the rings or cylinders. valves are easy to replace compared to rebuilding the whole motor.
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