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Old 05-19-2003, 12:21 PM   #1
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Default Quick question about leak down test

ok i am going to be doing a compresion test on my engine this weekend. i was wondering how to do a leak down test? i have a compresion test meter, and was wondering the steps to perform a proper leakdown test.

if anyone can give me some help on this i would be very greatful.

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Old 05-20-2003, 08:01 AM   #2
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does anyone want to offer up any help on this

are the two tests one in the same?
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Old 05-20-2003, 08:40 AM   #3
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This has info which should help you

http://www.geocities.com/dsmgrrrl/FAQs/leakdown.htm

Leak down test is probably going to be a little more difficult for you to do yourself since you need some more specialized tools & compressed air.
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Old 05-20-2003, 10:37 AM   #4
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Legacy777 thanks, i was looking all over and couldnt find anything on it. I appreciate the help

Now to call around and see what mechanic in my area knows how to do this


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I am just wondering if the "egine restorer & lubricant" additive helps to restore the compressin rate? My car has around 133,000km on it now, and I am planning to keep my car for two more years so I want to know how to extend the life of the eninge? Thanks.
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do NOT use any of that crap in your car!! those things are a hoak, you are better off doing a couple extra oil changes(better results). Chances are you haven't lost any compression.

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I am just wondering if the "egine restorer & lubricant" additive helps to restore the compressin rate? My car has around 133,000km on it now, and I am planning to keep my car for two more years so I want to know how to extend the life of the eninge? Thanks.
Your engine is a young pup. You don't even have 100,000 miles on it.

I've got 170,000+ miles on mine, which works out to be around 274,000 km.

trust me, you'll have other sensor and misc issues before you need to worry about restoring compression to your motor. Assuming you properly maintain it of course.
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