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Old 12-07-2011, 04:52 PM
Brian Carlton Brian Carlton is offline
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Originally Posted by ChiefRider View Post
With reference to my gasoline engine experience, what doesn't make sense to me is why the engine would start so well, only taking on its problems after a brief period of running.
That is a perfectly valid question. If the compression was NG, it would not start well and there would be continuous smoke right from the start.

If it does perform a clean start, without smoke or miss, the compression at start is good.

The possibility of marginal injectors that deteriorate with temperature certainly starts to look more interesting..............

Let's see what the compression shows...............
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