powerstroke compression tester - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-04-2012, 03:27 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Apache Oklahoma
Posts: 48
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
powerstroke compression tester

I havent been able to find a compression test kit for the 7.3 powerstroke engine and have searched the forums to find out how to get one or make one with no luck. So hope this helps someone. The adapter you need to screw into the glow plug port is a M10x1.0 male metric w/oring X 1/8 female pipe i was lucky that my local COOP had this but i imagine it would b common at a large hydraulic dealer. i then attached a 12 inch long grease gun hose to the female pipe end then attached a 1/8 female to 1/4 male adapter to the other. Then i was able to attach 1/4 air line fitings to it so it would hook up the guage i borrowed from my local mechanic. So without buying a guage i've got about 10 bucks in my home made kit.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 01-04-2012, 05:42 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Braintree
Posts: 105
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Nice man i've been wondering what i needed
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 01-04-2012, 05:46 PM
Banned

 

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: reppin da 615
Posts: 1,919
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
if you take all the glow plugs out it will make it easier to test
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 01-04-2012, 05:51 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Braintree
Posts: 105
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
U don't lose compression with the glow plugs out?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 01-04-2012, 05:58 PM
Banned

 

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: reppin da 615
Posts: 1,919
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
you're only testin one cyclinder at a time and thats the one with the gauge hooked up, the whole point is to relieve the compression to help the engine spin over easier
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 01-05-2012, 06:00 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Braintree
Posts: 105
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Ok I don't know why but I had it in my head from all my gasser wrenching the tester was going where the injector is I just didn't think about it testing compression at the glow plug hole
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors