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Have no compression in 2 of the 3 cylinders i checked
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
burned valve is likely the culprit.... or bad rings.... hook air up to that cyclinder one at a time.... and listen where the air is escaping... be aware that the motor will rotate till the piston is at the bottom of it's rotation. if it's a burned valve you will have to remove the head and replace it but somewhat easier job then replacing the rings. darn almost forgot.... it can also be a blown head gasket.... same procedure but you might need a brush and some soap water to test for an air leak at the side of the head. when you are done spray some wd 40 on it to get the water off so the spark plugs do not arc.
Posted on Sep 26, 2008
Per the Ford manual, the acceptable range is 155-195 PSI. It sounds to me like you don't have a compression issue with this engine (without knowing the exact readings for each cylinder). Normally one cylinder being higher than the others, but still within spec, would not concern me a lot. Had one been much lower, then I think that might be cause for concern. There could be many reasons for the one hole being higher. If the engine hasn't been rebuilt in a long time, there could be carbon deposits in the compression chamber. There are many chemical fixes for this availble at your local parts store. If the engine is running fine with no pinging or detonation, I'd just continue to enjoy your classic ride (I own a 1971 Challenger converitble with a 440-6 pack, so I understand the joy of a classic car!).
Good luck and please let me know if this helps!
Posted on Oct 10, 2008
the things that would cause lack of compression are:
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
Lost of compression is due to either leaking head gasket, valves not closing and seal properly or piston rings are worn and need replacing. One can tell if you have bad head gasket, oils contaminated by water when looking at dip stick, bad valves cause some smoke and run rough, worn piston rings will cause lots of blow-by and will cause white smoke heavily and also runs rough. Being 1968 original motor and never have been rebuilt will probably have over 100k mile will be needing tear down and rebuilt. Rebuilt it correctly will get another 100k plus. being 1968, doing your head and valves job or replacing head gasket if that is the problems and you can get by it. worn rings, I would rebuilt it completely instead repairing one or two cylinder unless you plan to get rid of it.
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
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