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Re: How to do compression check?

Originally Posted by dsmauney View Post
Thanks Barry.

What I am asking Iron is the following. When he offers the opinion that a responsive start on a cold engine is a sign of good compression does that include using glow plugs on engines, like the M25xp, that have them. Response from anyone that has experience with diesels would be appreciated.

Yes - if you have glow plugs, use them. An engine with poor compression will usually be harder to start and often idle unevenly, although both conditions can be caused by other things.
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