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madkow 02-26-2007 04:46 PM

Compression readings for a 930
 
Are these compression readings normal :confused:




My readings were:

120 psi on all cylinders (cold)

105 psi on all cylinders (hot)





My 1979 930 has "sc cams" in it.

Joe Bob 02-26-2007 05:38 PM

They are low...but did you do the test right? With WIDE OPEN THROTTLE?

Rob 930 02-26-2007 05:54 PM

In all the testing I've done, I've never seen a significant difference in compression figures with the throttle open vs. closed. Also, compression tests are usually used for relative readings, not absolute. So even if there were a difference based on throttle position, as long as the throttle position is kept consistent throughout the test, the resulting numbers would be internally consistent.

That said, I think numbers around 105 psi sound a bit low, but I'd be far more concerned about cylinder-to-cylinder variation than absolute value. If you're concerned, follow up with a leakdown test -- that will tell you more about the extent and location of wear than you can learn from a compression test.

Rob
78 930

madkow 02-26-2007 07:16 PM

This test was done with the throttle fully open!

1974carrera 02-26-2007 07:25 PM

Those numbers don't sound too low for an engine with a 7.5:1 compression ratio...nicely consistent between cylinders, too.


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