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07-31-2012 02:13 PM
_AdriaN_ Finally got around to doing a compression test. Compression seemed about the same on all four cylinders. When doing cylinders 2 & 3 the car would run very rough, but doing cylinders 1 & 4 it wouldn't start.

The needle would start out at 90 then it would jiggle a little bit, drop to 60 and jiggle some more down to 30, then it would hover prob around 15. Like I said, it did this on all four.

07-13-2012 11:29 AM
_AdriaN_ I took this off and cleaned it because it was sucking closed at the valve. I've tried cleaning the valve but it still sucks closed. I think this may be a problem but it keeps throwing a cylinder 2 misfire no matter what. I haven't had a chance to do a compression test but I'm pretty sure it's something internal.
07-12-2012 11:28 AM
ImmortalMort how does your pcv tube look? off the valve cover into the intake, just below the throttle body. Mine was causing some driveability issues, bad idle, ect. I replaced the whole tube assembly (not the valve, however) and my SPI has been working great so far.. not the answer your looking for but a possible solution to future drivability isues
07-10-2012 07:17 PM
Originally Posted by jesusamares View Post
Have you checked your EGR gasket it, my old 2.0 had the same issue I swear I changed everything on that car and the day I changed out the EGR gasket the car started to work again.
I will look into this. I have not checked the EGR stuff yet.
07-09-2012 02:30 PM
jesusamares Have you checked your EGR gasket it, my old 2.0 had the same issue I swear I changed everything on that car and the day I changed out the EGR gasket the car started to work again.
07-07-2012 03:43 PM
_AdriaN_ Swapped injectors around on 2 & 3 and still throwing a Cylinder 2 misfire. I'm going to compression test it when I get a chance, nobody to help today.

I'm hoping it's not something internal but if the compression test shows #2 has bad compression, what's the possible culprits?
07-07-2012 07:30 AM
_AdriaN_ Thanks guys, I will try to get around to fixing these soon and report back.

To clarify, the oil is on the part spark plug down by the electrode(inside the block) not the outside. I took the valve cover off and the gasket didn't look too good as it was grooved in spots which I thought was weird.
07-07-2012 01:35 AM
follown Yes oil in the plug is due to bad valve cover gasket. I replaced mine a few months ago because it was leaking outside and once I started I found oil in 2 plugs.
07-06-2012 11:41 PM
Indy'sexclusiveZx3 Maybe just a leaky valve cover gasket that would be my guess
07-06-2012 09:44 PM
_AdriaN_ That's what I was thinking... It affected the performance but not like the other 3.

Is the oil on the plug a sign of anything?
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