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Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2007 08:48:05 -0400
From: "hippo" <johnhnospamthis.shoal.net.au>
Subject: 81 900T woes


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

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