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Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2007 01:21:36 +0200
From: "Richard" <rootnospamlhost>
Subject: Re: 81 900T woes


"hippo" <johnhnospamthis.shoal.net.au> wrote in message news:ea598e782e6c9947079a70a8f77c659anospamlhost.talkaboutautos.com... > The trusty old 81 900T auto sedan failed to proceed for the first time in > over three years. Started on 3 cylinders, ran for 300M and cut out > completely half way round a roundabout. Coasted off. Turned over but no > interest in firing, except occasionally on one cylinder. Plenty fuel & > pump running. Gave up just before flattening battery & towed to local > w/shop. One cracked fuel line and drowned plugs (funny that). Valves & > timing chain seem ok, but compression *not* - 80, 65, *25*, 80. Now > running basically ok again. Car uses *no* oil or coolant between changes. > Ideas? Busted rings? Worth a pulldown or likely cheaper to just swap in a > known good powertrain? Any advice welcome. Cheers Hi Hippo, surely that one compression number doesnt look good, but if the engine is running reasonably well then the problem is not that. I suspect an ignition problem really... maybe some moisture got somewhere it should not be (coil, ignition leads ..) Combined with the bad fuel supply it is no surprise the cold engine had trouble running... If the sparks stop for a moment, the plugs will be wet and will not fire again for a while. Richard

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