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Old 03-12-2007, 10:00 AM
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I want to do a compression check on my Ls engine.The engine is not in a vechile can i just turn the crank or flywheeland get the compression pressure with my compression tester?
 
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:28 AM
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yeah you can do it that way but make sure you hold the throttle body wide open and the gauge screwed in tight. its gonna take forever though man.
 
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:38 AM
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Thanks,I just want to make sure its 100% before I put it in my car.
 
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i don't mean to thread jack but .... if ur car passes the compression test but fails the leakdown test then what the problem?
 
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Old 03-13-2007, 07:41 AM
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I did the test.I took out the spark plugs,opened the throttle,put the compression tester on,then I turned the crank pulley with my ratchet.It took me a couple turns to get something on the guage the # were not good.Is there something I did wrong there isnt much oil in it and it wasn't warmed up.Do you think I should still go head with install and test once it gets in car before i see the proper #.
 
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