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Old 01-05-2008, 04:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Base Metro - '96 Geo Metro
90 day: 54.24 mpg (US)

Neon ACR - '98 Dodge Neon ACR

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Spirit - '92 Toyota Class C Motorhome Winnebago Itasca
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Thanks for starting the new thread on this... Yes, I checked the compression because I had read about the EGR / burned exhaust valve on middle cylinder problem. The compression pressures were a little low, but even across the cyls. Your mention of a too-low idle speed rang a bell, though. It does idle lower than I'd like. It even has a little rattly-squeak when the engine is warmed up and at its lowest idle. I haven't looked to see if there is a mechanical way to pick up the idle a little, but I'm sure that would help, at least at idle speed. I will take it for a drive shortly and let you know if it is rough at speed.
But fortunately I don't think I'll need a new head (not on the car, at least). I'll get back on the computer when I return from Blockbuster and fill you in on the power-on situation.

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