I have the car listed above with low compression across all 4 cylinders.
#1 - 110
#2 - 110
#3 - 115
#4 - 115
Leak down results are as follows:
#1 - 5%
#2 - 6%
#3 - 5%
#4 - 7%
All tests were run by a reputable non-dealer mechanic that specializes in German cars. The car starts fine and runs smoothly under moderate power. They media blasted the valves and replaced the fuel injectors (the symptoms that brought the car into the shop were rough running on startup and a check engine light- the fuel injectors fixed both issues).
So, my question is this: Is it possible that this car will run reasonably well for the next few years, given proper maintenance? Or should I get rid of it ASAP? My wife would like to replace her 2006 Toyota Corolla (180,000 miles), so I would prefer to keep my car if it will run relatively well for a few years.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
Edit: The shop I took it to thinks the problem is in the bottom end of the engine, and that the engine should be replaced at a cost of between $8,000.00 and $14,000.
have the same problem?
Monday, May 11th, 2020 AT 12:16 PM