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Hi I'd like to know what cranking compression to expect on an n13 1.6 Litre that's running OK. I have doubts about the accuracy of my new gauge.

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  • Richard Scordino Mar 18, 2011

    Pressure varies with age and miles. I'd be happy to see readings around 150psi .
    What's most important though is the percentage of variation from cylinder to cylinder. If all but one read 150 and the other reads 80 i'd be concerned. If you see all being within 20% or less of each other, don't worry. And yes, some gauges read a bit inconsistently, depending upon how much you paid for them. The least accurate are the ones with a rubber nipple that you press against the spark plug hole better ones screw in.


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U can go chilton online for specs or ask a dealer

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