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testing compression td-20

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10-10-2003 18:12:21

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What is the best way to go about testing the compression of each cylinder on a td-20? My manual shows a specialized tool (that I don't have) that goes inplace of the injector. Is their a conventional style tester that someone knows of that I could pick up locally that will work in it's place?

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10-11-2003 15:56:05

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 Re: testing compression td-20 in reply to Rich, 10-10-2003 18:12:21  
Thanks for the response guys, I'll make sure to use the right equipment.

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10-10-2003 19:15:31

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 Re: testing compression td-20 in reply to Rich, 10-10-2003 18:12:21  
Hi, Rich. I once saw a mechanic who was a cross between a computer and a horizontal social worker attempt to test the compression of a diesel engine in a tractor with a conventional gas engine compression tester. He removed the injectors and had somebody turn the engine on the starter while he held the comp. tester in the injector hole. The comp. tester hit the tin roof 12 feet above his head and his hand had only just let go before it hit. He had the longest arm I have ever seen for about 3 days. He had been told. Use the RIGHT equipment. THAT is what it is made for. Buy it, hire it, borrow it or, God forbid, steal it, but do it safe. You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.

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10-11-2003 02:03:14

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 Re: Re: testing compression td-20 in reply to Deas Plant., 10-10-2003 19:15:31  
sounds like my neighbor, i was removing the injectors on our very tired perkins,when he happened along, i had backed the nuts off the injector & wound the engine over,whilst trying to remove them, he mad ethe remark, make sure the nuts are still on, he then explained how he left the perfect imprint of a injector in the bonnet of his TD-18A

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10-12-2003 05:27:05

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 Re: Re: Re: testing compression td-20 in reply to robert, 10-11-2003 02:03:14  
Hi, Robert. And with all his best efforts, unless he cut that patch out and completely replaced it, that mark would remain to remind him until the death of the machine. Be safe. You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.

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10-13-2003 21:11:06

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: testing compression td-20 in reply to Deas Plant., 10-12-2003 05:27:05  
yes,he mentioned wherever the old girl is, that imprint would be still there my perkins ,although,couldnt muster enough wind to lift my thumb off the hole live long & prosper

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