I maybe nuts, but my concern would be # 3. 135 seems a bit low, the
high reading (by my guess) could just be water in the cyclinders (water
compresses rather poorly). I would take the head to a machine shop and
try a new head gasket - but what do I know, I'm just a software weenie.
David G. Whitelaw (email@example.com)
--- Jerry Oliver <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> My newly restored 66 TR4A engine decided to go nuts
> today. It was
> operating normally, when the temperature rose
> quickly. I nursed it home,
> about 2 miles, with the temp gauge 3/4 ways up. The
> water was steaming
> and it finally began to run rough (pre ignition).
> After a cooling down,
> it did start and run, though without a lot of power.
> I took a
> compression check to determine the damage, as I was
> hoping for a blown
> head gasket. Sure enough, number 2 is a water pump.
> But, disconcertingly
> 1 is 150 lbs., 2 is (even under water) 150 lbs., 3
> is 135 lbs, and 4 is
> 175 lbs. So, you engine gurus out there, what would
> you think is the
> problem, and should I consider a complete rebuild or
> might the damge be
> limited? That 175 lbs bothers me. Advise solicited.
> Jerry Oliver.
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