• Tiny
  • bubbles4life
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Achieva

Electrical problem
2000 Oldsmobile Achieva 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 700000 miles

I was with my Friend deciding if it would be wise to buy a certian car. I was listening to the engine while it was running and it appeared that the engine may have a misfire. My friend and I both decide that if it is only an ignition problem, my friend would buy the car.

Could you help explain in detail some simple testing I can do to find out if the problem causing the miss is more serious ( Bad piston, Bad valve etc.) The only tools that were given to me are a screwdriver, pliers, and a test light.

Friday, June 18th, 2010 AT 9:09 AM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
  • Member

Get a compression gauge and do an engine compression check both wet and dry tests to determine the engine condition this is your starting point

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Friday, June 18th, 2010 AT 9:42 AM

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