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Old 12-07-2011, 03:18 PM
Brian Carlton Brian Carlton is offline
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Originally Posted by ChiefRider View Post
My indie has "cracked" the injectors loose one at a time and run the car. Only 3 cylinders significantly affect the running during this test; the other 3 didn't make any difference. He deemed this inconclusive.
He's correct about "inconclusive".

But, that test is the starting point. The problem is either low compression in those cylinders or very low or non-existent fuel to the cylinders.

I'm far more inclined to believe the former, as the IP's rarely give the trouble that you've described. Additionally, I'd make a wager that the blue/white smoke is fuel smoke (you can smell it). This would confirm that you've got the fuel, but do not have proper combustion in the cylinder(s).

At that point, it is definitely time for a compression check.
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