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How to Perform Compression Test 6.0 diesel?

How does one perform a compression test to see if there is a problem with the head gasket?

I have the oil cooler off and the intake manifold.

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Well it's going to be tough to do now. You turn that thing over to do a compression test and you're going to have oil and coolant all over the place unless you've drained them. If you have drained them I wouldn't be turning your truck over either.

The way to check your compression is to remove the glow plugs and attach the gauge there.
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or u can use a scan tool like the solus pro from snap on, but i doubt anybody but a mech has that layin round

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Can I buy one? Or Rent one?

I am in BC, Lower Mainland Area. (Greater Vancouver Area)
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u wouldnt buy one they are several thousand dollars, i would find a mech w/ one, a good cheap price is between $25-$40 depending where u go, i would reccomend stayin away from dealerships, i would search around for powerstroke-specific mechanics.

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