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I have 4 cycl car if loss compression would make car no go well and die? Answered

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Metal_maestro
Metal_maestro

5 years ago

It all depends on how much compression is being 'lost.' I know of a few vehicles that I have driven that have multiple cylinders that are missing but it still performs well enough. The age of your car will also make a difference. Computerized engines tend to not like anything that isn't optimum. Where an older car will shrug and get on with its life.

If your car is making a blue smoke screen and is gutless while driving. There is a good chance you have bad no go and die kind of compression loss.

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harry88
harry88

5 years ago

If the engine isn't starting very easy this is usually a sign of low compression. I recommend buying a compression testing kit and measuring each cylinders pressure then consult your owners manual for the correct pressure range.

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Vyger
Vyger

5 years ago

Loss of compression is usually a result of either a broken or failed piston ring or a failed head gasket. It could also be a result of bad valves not sealing or a timing belt that has gotten off its mark.

Any of those things will make it "no go" and run very badly or die.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

5 years ago

Yes. Absolutely certain. And it will probably burn oil like there is no tomorrow.

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iceng
iceng

Answer 5 years ago

+4 one for each cylinder...