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#30: 11-06-2009, 05:39 PM
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They did not elaborate on their testing methods, only that they had done a compression test and checked the spark plugs (which they said looked good to them). I would have thought that worn rings would be evident by blackened plugs. The oil and the anti freeze look fine, no oily or foamy residue. Honestly, it does not look to me that they even took the coil pack off as it looked just as dusty as it did before. One thing I did forget to mention is that I thought I smelled a more fuel enriched exhaust than before and I did get a flashing cel at one point. From what I can find, a flashing cel usually indicates impending damage (usually to the catalytic because the 02 sensor has discovered too much fuel in the exhaust) and to stop immediately. This is why I will replace the injector first and see what happens. Again, if the head gasket or valve needs replacing, I might as well just sell the car.