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Old 08-15-2008, 07:54 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Roman, that reminds me of my video.

And on compression test
1. Remove all spark plugs
2. Remove air-cleaner
3. Insert a large screwdriver in throttle body to hold throttle plate all the way open
4. Unplug ignition coil
5. Do a compression test on each cylinder try to count the compression strokes on the meter I did 8. You want to try to keep the test the same for all cylinders. Do a wet and dry test. Dry first then wet by adding a small amount of oil to each cylinder (WD-40 will work). If your numbers go up significantly when wet the rings are bad.
6. Post new numbers by doing it this way.

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Old 08-15-2008, 08:01 PM   #32 (permalink)
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What's the differents between a dry and wet test?
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Old 08-15-2008, 10:27 PM   #33 (permalink)
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What's the differents between a dry and wet test?
Dry is just test it, add nothing.

Wet is add a little oil then test. Add oil directly in spark plug hole to piston. Just enough to "wet" the cylinder rings. This "seals" rings and shows if bad or not.
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Hmmkay.. i do it tomorrow...
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:08 PM   #35 (permalink)
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It really don't matter right now. With those dry readings, the test has already failed and if the car does not smoke, then it's time to replace the exhaust valves. Doing the ring job is up to you.

You say you are moving and don't plan on dumping any money into the car, but if you like this car, you may want to reconsider fixing it especially if you have trouble locating another Swift to replace it with.

Whatever you decide to do, we can help you along the way!
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Old 08-17-2008, 01:40 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I goolged it... looks like a nice operation for a week end. (and than hoping to get it back to running )

I did another test as bbjsw10 told me to do and found a good DIY on teamswift. It's better now only cylinder 3 is a bit low

Dry
CL1 1125 KPa = 163 PSI
CL2 1125 KPa = 162 PSI
CL3 980 KPa = 142 PSI

Wet
CL1 1250 KPa = 181 PSI
CL2 1200 KPa = 174 PSI
CL3 1080 KPa = 157 PSI

It won't be hard to find another swift. I'm moving to Hungary and since 1996 they made the swift. So each 4th car there is a swift. Maybe hard to find a 3 doors, most there are 5 doors. It's cheaper to by another one than importing the car to Hungary. I will go whit the car there and than disable it and use it for spare parts.

I'm not planned to invest a lot of money in the car. I only just have invested in some tools. Only thing i invested till now was in a new airfilter, oil and oil filter. And all the things i learn now i can use whit my next car. Or when i fix the engine for better FE than i could change the engine or buy me a car with a blown engine. Hmmm that would be a good idea.

I will call my car-supply shop tomorrow and ask what the parts and tools are costing.
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If you are moving soon I think I would not really worry so much about the engine, which I think needs a serious rebuild. I would use it to test all the mods you want and to perfect your driving habits!!
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If you are moving soon I think I would not really worry so much about the engine, which I think needs a serious rebuild. I would use it to test all the mods you want and to perfect your driving habits!!
I second that use it as your training device. If you can squeeze good mileage out of bad motor Imagine what you can do with good one.
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I dont' worry and use this machine as a test. Wenn replaycing al valves cost like 20 euro i will do it. When it's cost more i wont :P

About the Vacuum gauge. When im driving low RPM it's going to red. But when ik driving on mid RPM (like 3000-4000 rpm) it wil went to green. Is this normal? Or has it to do whit the valves/compression?
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I do it not :P

17.65 euro for one valve. That is 26.75 Dollar.

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