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Old 04-20-2000, 06:14 PM
stevebfl stevebfl is offline
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I vote with the valve problem, maybe even a tight one.

The compression check with oil would have been significantly higher with a ring problem. There are as many as three compression rings on most MB diesel pistons. Broken ring lands are usually from using ether (starting fluid) to start them.

Steve Brotherton
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