Re: 850 T5: Possible sticking valve lifter
"Niels Bengaard" <bengaardFJERNDETTE@tdcadsl.dk> wrote in message
>> I'm (still) having trouble with starting my car requiring lots of
>> turnover (10-20 secs) at times.
>> It's been suggested that this may be due to a sticking tappet which keeps
>> the valve slightly
>> open at rest thus given no compression. If so, could this just be a
>> single valve? Would it
>> not at least attempt to fire on the remaining 4 cylinders?
>> What's solution - is there any additive I could use? Very thin synthetic
>> Head strip down?....
>> Any advice gratefully received!
> How about measuring the compresion ratio, that should indicate if you got
> a problem with at sticky valve.
Yes, good idea.
Ps. Unless it starts doing it intermittingly then it's be a pain I guess -
but all I can do!