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Old 06-26-2010
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Did some searching for compression test info, read several comments that a compression test isn't as worthy on a diesel due to smaller combustion area volume, any little speck of carbon, drop of fuel can cause large differences in compression readings.

Should the compression test be the leak down type we did on aircraft engines? Any good books I could buy on this stuff?

Another I thought more about what is going on I remembered that last year just after buying the boat I noticed what appeared to be oil in the expansion tank for the radiator and the radiator fluid was nasty, nasty looking. I flushed, cleaned and refilled...been good since then.

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