HOW MUCH COMPRESSION SHOULD A 91 OLDS CUTLASS 3.1 HAVE

  • Tiny
  • Lmmowerman
  • 1991 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS
  • 125,000 MILES

This car has a history of shutting off. Would start back up until recently. Replaced fuel pump, fuel filter. Plugs, wires, pvc valve, fuel pressure regulator. Now it starts, idle for 5 seconds and stops. After a couple trys it puffs back through the intake manifold. When doing fuel pressure regulator, put new intake gaskets and new erg valve gasket. When inspecting egr valve the port on the intake was clogged. Used a small screwdriver to punch through. What do you think?

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Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 AT 12:36 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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Compression should not be lower than 100psi in any of the cylinders. Also, the lowest cylinder should not be lower than 70% of the highest. If it is, you will experience a miss or rough idle.

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Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 AT 12:45 AM
  • Tiny
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Thanks for your help

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Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 AT 1:43 PM
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Not a problem. Let me know if you have other questions.

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Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 AT 5:47 PM

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