If a vehicle that has rings going out (whatever that means) and no compression on cylinder 3 but good compression on the others could I still run it for a while as long as I keep oil in it? Seems like it might last a while, especially for short trips (50 miles or less).
My 2000 Corolla has been increasingly eating oil for 18 months. In the last 6 months there were Fault codes thrown: Misfire on 3 (first), Random Misfire, Catalytic Converter fault of some kind. First time I replaced the plug for #3 no "check engine" light for a few months. Check Engine recently started flashing indicating ongoing misfires. Has some stuttering, mostly at low rpms. Recently changed plugs but made little or no difference. Mechanic checked it today and found cylinder 3 has no compression, the other cylinders have good compression. I drove the vehicle back home from far away recently (450 miles). I have free towing for 100 miles. Would prefer to drive it until it dies then tow it home to my barn (store for parts, I have another similar corolla) or junk it.
have the same problem?
Monday, August 4th, 2014 AT 6:21 PM