Yeah, I really want to get a new engine from the dealer.?
Anyway, on the compression test, I don't quite understand all of this, that's why I am asking for help here.
Apparently, a couple of the plugs are shot. They are not getting even compression (or something like that). Fuel is leaking through the o-rings to some degree. The head gasket is leaking or something -- there is oil and anti-freeze very slightly leaking. There was mention of the cylinders, but this is all Chinese to me.
So, when I went there this morning (I just had it towed yesterday) it fired right up! This after a week of not starting. What the mechanic told me was that it was flooded, so he held the pedal to the floor and turned the key to burn off the excess fuel. From that point on, it has started and run normal.
I asked him if there could be any correlation between the -9 degree night and the van not starting. He said yes, that the rings could have shrunk (or something like that) and fuel could have leaked through. Now that the excess fuel is burned off, and temperatures are back to 'normal', it's doing okay.
So what do you think?
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 AT 3:00 PM