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Old 08-13-2008, 03:30 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Welcome to EM! I like the grill block experiment (asymmetry rulezzzz). Graveyard bumper for Frankenstien-mods is on my todo list. I wish we had your long horizontal license plates in the USA!

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Old 08-14-2008, 02:09 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I installed the vacuum gauge and it's working...

But i think there is something wrong. When it stationary the needle flipping all the time. See video. I found this site. Here is all explanation about the gauge. But that one goes from 0-30. So if "0" equals off and "30" equals high compression than it's mirrored. Mine goes from red to green where red is off. But im not sure.

On this crappy video i start the engine and let it on for 10 sec and than stop it again whit-out giving gas. It's a 15fps video so it's not good to see the flipping. When giving gas (not in this video) than it's not flipping. Also when i push the gas down it will go to 0. (sorry for the crappy video, i need a new camera)



I think this could it be, but im unsure:
Drifts at idle,
stabilizes at higher RPM
Burnt valve; combustion chamber leak.
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:19 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Have you ever done a compression test on that car yet? I would do so and post the readings here. Should be around 200 PSI (?KPA) in each cylinder and no more than 10% difference between.
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Old 08-15-2008, 02:51 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Not yet. But i buy me a compression test set and a timing light this weekend (i think). Than i know more.

But what if one (or more) are to low?

I found a calculator here

200 PSI = 13.19 Bar = 1379 KPa
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If you have low compression in one or more cylinders, then this thread is gonna really take off when we help you replace the burnt exhaust valves, head gasket, etc.
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Hmmm maybe i just do it like my last swift and wait for a woman to crash in me

I'm already planning to move to another country and will buy there another Swift. So i will not making big cost for repair. I only do basic cheap things. And all mods i taking with me This is just a learning process for me.
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I just get me a pressure tester and test all 3 cylinders. Whit a shocking result.

Cl1 = 770 KPa 111 PSI
Cl2 = 740 KPa 107 PSI
Cl3 = 740 KPa 107 PSI

Did this whit a hot engine like just drove 25 miles.
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Did you make sure the throttle was open while doing the testing? Readings that low I would think would cause noticable idling problems.
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What do you mean. I did it like it was written in the manual.

1. Warm up engine
2. remove sparks
3. connect tester
4. pull key some times till maximum reached.

There was nothing written about giving gas. That is what you mean whit throttle, right?
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