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Guest Message by DevFuse

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rough idle. sounds like a cylinder is "dead"

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#1 MaroonDuneDoom


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Posted 20 January 2004 - 07:34 PM

my ea82 engine has a funny exhaust rhythm. what i mean is it seems to glug instead of being smooth. i was told that a cylinder may be missing or really low on compression. does this happen with anybody else's car?
i checked the ignition system first. it's just fine. i don't own a compression test so i don't have too much to go by.
how can i find out what cylinder it is?


#2 bushbasher


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Posted 20 January 2004 - 07:39 PM

when idling pull a plug wire... if the engine drops significantly then that cyl has good compression/ign. try it with each cylinder (replacing the wire before going to the next) If you find a cylinder where the engine does not change much... That's gonna be your bad cylinder. Then it could be no spark to that cylinder or no compression for whatever reason.

#3 MaroonDuneDoom


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Posted 20 January 2004 - 07:58 PM

thanks. never thought of that one.

#4 junkyardgabe


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Posted 20 January 2004 - 08:07 PM

be careful when you grab them wires cause you might find a wire and get what it's got :eek:

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