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My car has 30% leakage on 2 cylinders but runs well without problems. My mechanic quoted me a top-end rebuild cost around $4K. I'm guessing you'll be running on 5 1/2 cylinders with that much leakage on the cylinder. I think the leak-down represents poor sealing of the valves in the valve seats or through the valve guides rather than around the pistons/rings but just about everyone who posts here will know better than I do. It will give you an excuse to rebuild or swap your engine which is why I bought mine (slightly) cheaper as is. It should cost you less to buy with that number.
Old 05-13-2005, 09:53 PM
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