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93 saturn sl1... just replaced the head gasket and when put back together it doesnt have alot of power and seems to b missing. i had a guy check it out and he said it seemed to be dead on time but the compression on it was 90 on two cylinders an got up to 120 on the other two what could cause this? i thought maybe a fuel problem but it was checked and the fuel line has good pressure

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You need an enguine.

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  • dino May 07, 2014

    preferably an anwser that is a fix not replacing the entire ENGINE

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    yadayada May 07, 2014

    Sorry but u have a very serious cylinder sealing issue.

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    yadayada May 07, 2014

    Get a uased engine, there are lots of them around.



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those are average numbers and they are a little on the low but that is typical considering the age of the vehicle the compression should be 115 -120 psi.. hope this helps please rate this...thanks

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Try pulling the engine coolant temp sensor, They often crack not sure why but the ceramic tip cracks makes the car hard to start, or won't start, the car's idle may race while shifting gears, and often smokes. The sensor is on the right side of the engine when looking at it on the head. Easy to change and get too

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Take a pressure test and see what #1 is reading. If all is ok then take off your valve cover and see if your lifters are moving and every thing is tight. see if you don't have a lose rocker.
When you do your pressure test, I would do them all to make sure what you have. If one is bad it will really be lower then the others. That is where your problem will be. Then you would have to go from there. But please let me know how things turn out.

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you may need to perform a leak down test to the cyliner and maybe you may have carbon on that valve. make sure the new spark plug wire has the correct continiuty

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