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Compression on 5000 gas

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TN 2N

09-13-2017 18:57:37




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I am looking at an older Ford 5000 ( pre '67) gas burner. Want to do a compression test. What numbers would be good/acceptable, dry and wet?




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Ultradog MN

09-14-2017 02:55:45




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 Re: Compression on 5000 gas in reply to TN 2N, 09-13-2017 18:57:37  
The big Ford manual says 115-150 with max 25 psi variation between cylinders.
Says all plugs out, throttle open, 200 rpm cranking speed.
These would be dry numbers. The wet/dry test would only be used to determine if a low number was caused by rings or valves and not for determining overall condition of top end.
Good luck on getting it.



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09-14-2017 06:44:11




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 Re: Compression on 5000 gas in reply to Ultradog MN, 09-14-2017 02:55:45  
Thanks, UD!



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