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Old 03-04-2015, 04:24 PM   #1
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Need to borrow a Compression Tester



Anybody have a compression tester that I could borrow. I am trying figure out the state of my engine. Having some issues and thought this would be a good place to look into.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-04-2015, 08:02 PM   #2
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Grab one from Canadian Tire or Princess Auto.

They're like $20-30, and if you're cheap you can return em
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:45 AM   #3
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Good idea - didn't know they were so cheap!

Thanks
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Old 03-05-2015, 09:24 AM   #4
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Just curious what issues you're having.
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Old 03-06-2015, 12:34 AM   #5
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CT actually has a tool loan program. You put down a deposit, borrow the tool, bring the tool back, get your deposit back 100%
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Old 03-07-2015, 12:34 PM   #6
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Did you get this sorted?
If not, I have one you could use.
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:04 PM   #7
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Jabela - i started having low coolant after the few weeks of super cold weather we had. I likely added 3 or 4 liters of coolant/distilled water and bled the system 3 or 4 times until it finally settled and has been good for the last week or so. I am really not sure where the coolant went as I can't sense anything leaking.

I need to do a cooling system overhaul but wanted ensure my engine was healthy enough to invest money to fix it.

I am meticulous with my maintenance and love my car. most recently, I changed the CCV and related hoses last summer, oil every 7K with GC.

Any ideas? am I correct in wanting to check compression and perhaps a leak down if that doesn't show anything?
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Old 03-18-2015, 09:53 AM   #8
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Anything leaking into the car under the mats from the heater core?
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:18 AM   #9
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Jabela - i started having low coolant after the few weeks of super cold weather we had. I likely added 3 or 4 liters of coolant/distilled water and bled the system 3 or 4 times until it finally settled and has been good for the last week or so. I am really not sure where the coolant went as I can't sense anything leaking.
Interestingly, I had the same mysterious disappearance of coolant during that extremely cold week. I only lost 0.5L of coolant, so not as disconcerting. No loss/leak before or since. Strange. Perhaps it's the water pump seal not sealing very well when deeply frozen?
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