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Old 12-08-2011, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Brian Carlton View Post
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...............
I tend to agree. Compression issues would make it hard to start. Since this one starts well, I would lean toward fuel or injection issues. But a compression test would help to put that issue to rest. The unknown, or at least uncertain history requires caution. Assume NOTHING.

Trouble-shooting becomes difficult when we fail to isolate the problem, and just use the shotgun approach. Eliminate one source of concern and then move on.
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