Re: 1997 Taurus- Has Fuel,and spark BUT NO STArt
I concur, compression should be within the 100-135psi range (min-max). Anything down around the 90psi or lower can mean head gasket, or piston rings. Do you notice any colour in the exhaust when you attempt to start it? The gas fume smell can be related to engine flooding, as you have no spark, raw fuel vapour is being expelled through the exhaust.
'11 Ram Quad Cab 4x4 SXT 5.7L HEMI (stock); 48,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 64,000m
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