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Old 02-25-2013, 06:46 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Sorry BEX, I misread the posted advice. Made no sense to me at the time. With tester in hand, and plugs removed makes compresson test. Ok, now thats cleared up,Ill do the test.,and post results. Just a bit of confusion there.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:33 PM   #22 (permalink)
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yes , knew that, just had the feeling there was some other thing you were doing.
it can be defeated for testing, just a jumper on the switch above the clutch pedal
i keep a jumper plug in car , so as not to be stranded just for that switch failure.
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I hate those switches. will replace with a dash switch as soon as it warms up around here :-)
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The purpose of the clutch safety switch is to make sure that your clutch disengaged when you start the car, just in case it is in gear and lurches forward. Not sure how a dash switch would compensate for this.
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easy. the switch on the pedal is a pain in the butt plus there are times when one might WANT to start it "in gear"
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Did compression test this aft. Also found (something else of interest.) Here are the #s
from the front going back to firewall Engine warm 160,150,140,151. After checking plugs .028, placed teapoon of oil in cylinders and redid compression test.. The numbers as follow 181,162,170,179. My guess soon time for a rebuild?
Now the (something else of interest) while warming up the motor for the test I noticed the upper rad hose wasnt getting hot,and was soft. Shut down motor and took a look. Rad took 2 liters of coolant,and very little coolant under the the thermostat (less than 1/2 inch, took almost a liter and a half to bring it up to bottom of "NEW" thermostat. When I fired it up she went right to 2000 and dropped to 1500. sat a there while and nicely decended to 800.I waited for that reving up to 2000 and back to 850 as it had been doing......but it never came. :-) just sat and idled away at 800. So I shut her down and did the test. The wife had the day off so she held the peddle down and did the cranking. Gas gauge shows a bit better than 1/2,and the odomiter shows 50km. Im fillin her up tomorrow and hitting the perimiter highway....actually its called "STONY TRAIL just to see if theres an improvement. I did take off the ERG and cleaned it and the IAC, didnt think that would hurt anything. Will report back on milage tomorrow,and then maybe get something happening with these dash lights. Thanks for all the advice guys....those kickfix are the ticket
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virT. siG: 95 Pontiac Sunrunner 8v.

it's a runner the runs are wrong, drive it. that is good compression on a very old , my guess not a DD daily driven car... (even bad fuel, get new fuel filter )

ok you discovered that ECT and gauge sensor do not work in air.
that is why my pages all start with 180F or more and holds full time driving... rule 1.

id go short trips, around the block over and over , and after it gets to a full 180f
this time, drive home fast, park and look for green leaks everywhere
that includes under wifes toes, (passenger (RHD)
no coolant on ground or out tail pipe end.

DO NOT IGNORE WATER LOSS , find it. is the side tank (white plastic) filler cap straw dropped off, did you let the side tank run dry , ?

if all that checks out , Do the 60Kmile(100km) full service on it. (not just oil, the filters , spark and Timing belt)

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Presumably you did your compression test with the gas pedal at wide open throttle. In any event, the compression that you got is really nothing to be concerned about, considering the 8v and age of your car. Glad that you found out about your coolant before this became a more serious issue - keep your eye on its level to make sure that it stays fairly constant. Hopefully you have this sorted now.
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Presumably you did your compression test with the gas pedal at wide open throttle. In any event, the compression that you got is really nothing to be concerned about, considering the 8v and age of your car. Glad that you found out about your coolant before this became a more serious issue - keep your eye on its level to make sure that it stays fairly constant. Hopefully you have this sorted now.
In the post he says his wife had the day off and held the pedal down..
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Yes I had a friend that did the same thing...coolant low would cause the engine to go up and down in rpm's ..added coolant and it never did it again...
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