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Old 07-27-2014, 07:26 PM   #11
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Just checked the compression, don't think it looks good,

Readings:

cylinder
1 - 59
2 - 59
3 - 94
4 - 131

added small amount of oil to 1,2 & 3 and re-tested
1 - 119
2 - 100
3 - 121
4 - did not retest

Service manual shows compression specs of:

standard - 181
minimum - 142

no more than 14 difference between cylinders


So time to look for a engine possibly?

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Old 07-27-2014, 10:09 PM   #12
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Yeah, looks like the rings are clearly shot.
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No JDM engines around either. Guess the engine has been out of production too long, people used to use the GA15 in place of the GA16I that is in the car.

I've heard the GA16DE has the same block but today I read you can't use the pistons as they have 4 reliefs cut in the top of the pistons because the DE head is a 4 valve per cylinder head and the GA16I is a 3 valve per cylinder head.

I know having this engine rebuilt would be costly and that is something my step daughter doesn't have a lot of at the moment.

May be better to find another car at this point and part out my old one. Lot's of good or fairly new parts on it.
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:36 PM   #14
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Had the car towed to my buddies shop, he looked at it quick and said it appears to be a head gasket, he said he could hear something thru the intake, forgot what he said, he's going to pull the head Sunday so he can send it out to have it checked.
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Car is done (fixed), head gasket and a few hoses, $425
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That's a pretty good price for a head gasket IMO
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Old 08-16-2014, 01:54 PM   #17
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He usually takes care of me price wise, I don't know exactly what he replaced yet as I have only spoken to his wife. Will see after we pick it up.
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Car is gone just sold it for junk, that's what my step daughter wanted,

Thanks for all the help.
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Sounds like you may have cracked a head when it overheated.
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could have, doesn't matter any more now.
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