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Old 01-02-2011, 03:08 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Super-Metro! - '92 Geo Metro Base

$250 Pizza Delivery Car - '91 Geo Metro Base
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90 day: 43.75 mpg (US)

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Originally Posted by pounsfos View Post
all you do for a compression test is take the spark plug out of the cylender you are testing .

chuck the compression tester in

crank it about 4 times then look at the results for that cylinder.

repeat for each cylinder and dont forget to put the plugs back in

dont know what your on about jim-bob. but thats the most interesting way ive heard someone do it (no offence intended just my 2c)
The method I described comes from both the factory GM service manual for my 1992 Metro and the factory Nissan service manual for my 1998 Frontier. I will trust the wisdom of engineers working for two of the world's largest automakers over that of others who are not as well versed in the proper methods of servicing an automobile and may or may not be capable of proper spelling.
No green technology will ever make a substantive environmental impact until it is economically viable for most people to use it. This must be from a reduction in net cost of the new technology, not an increase in the cost of the old technology through taxation

(Note: the car sees 100% city driving and is EPA rated at 37 mpg city)
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