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Re: Ford 3000 gas compression test

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Rick H. Ga.

04-23-2003 12:52:46




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Hi David,

I have read that the Ford 3 cylinder gas engine runs about 100 to 150 psi and the diesel engine runs about 300 to 500 psi. Not sure about the absolute minimum psi but if the engine does not smoke or burn oil and cranks easy I would get the carb problem fixed and run it until it shows obvious signs of needing an overhaul. HTH. Rick H. Ga.




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04-25-2003 10:24:12




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 Re: Re: Ford 3000 gas compression test in reply to Rick H. Ga., 04-23-2003 12:52:46  
It could also be an ignition problem. A rich mixture is easier to fire than a lean one. I'd also check out coil, wires, plugs, etc. albe



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04-23-2003 13:18:23




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 Re: Re: Ford 3000 gas compression test in reply to Rick H. Ga., 04-23-2003 12:52:46  
Thanks Rick, you just summed up my thoughts exactly. David



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