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Defective Lifter(s) in an EA82 SPFI?
Posted 09 November 2003 - 12:15 PM
Thanks in advance for the help!!!
Posted 09 November 2003 - 12:45 PM
Here's a way to check for bad rings...
Squit a little bit of oil in through the spark plug hole, then compression test. If the compression jumps up to normal, then you know there's a problem on the bottom end of the engine. The high compression before running the car could be a result of some oil seeping into the cylinder while the car was sitting.
Posted 09 November 2003 - 01:13 PM
Posted 09 November 2003 - 06:02 PM
You could leave the cam cover off and watch the valve/cam follower.
A burnt valve is a possibility but not heard of often.
Maybe you have the common crack between the valves and it has progessed to loosen a valve seat
If you question this crack and it's commoness please do a search (small box lower corner of main page) for "heads"
The oil pressure relieve valve in the lifter gallery may want cleaning also
Posted 09 November 2003 - 09:55 PM
But, after I disassembled the adjusters & reinstalled them yesterday & did a compression test, I had 150+psi. Also, the engine ran without the rough idle for a short time but then it returned. Would the crack in the head, if there is one, be visible you think.
Additionally, I would have to pull the head to verify this wouldn't I.
Just trying to get as much info as possible before I tear into it. Anything else to consider or be aware of as I am very much a rookie & would be up the creek without my FSM.
Posted 10 November 2003 - 08:27 AM
Looking for any additional info or tips about this.
Nice article about crack in the heads.
Planning on pulling the head this pm.
Posted 10 November 2003 - 10:49 AM
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