Tip & How-To about Audi 318
Sometimes it's easy to tell if your engines got a skip. Other times its not so evident that a skip is what's causing your engine problems. Even when your know its a skip, deciding on which cylinder is the problem. This how to makes finding that problematic skip easy as pie.
Things You'll Need:
First thing you need to do is get yourself a infrared thermometer. Sounds fancy but they are not all that expensive, you can find them for under 50 dollars. These things are handy for so many things, trust me you will wonder how you ever got along without one.
Now you'll be putting the laser of the thermometer on the exhaust headers where they meet up to the head so make sure you have a line of site to all of your header pipe ends. This works on manifolds as well but not as good. Its still the easiest way to find a skip either way.
Now just locate the skip. To do that start the engine and quickly go under the hood with your infrared thermometer. Check each cylinder temperature, the cylinder with the skip will be cooler than the others around it. This works great because it will show you if you have a dead skip or just a cylinder that is running a little cold, all in a matter of mins. Information like this is very valuable for fine tuning and getting the most out of your engine.
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