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Relative compression test
Just wondering if i can run a relative compression test on autoenginuity? i didnt see it anywhere. I trying to hunt dow a low power issue, this is muy first diesel and tows ALOT more than my old 1500 so i have no real means of comparision other than what i think it should be capable of.
We tow a 6000lbs camper (empty, guessing 8k tops full, family of 4 in the truck with all the ussualy camping gear). The truck seems to strugle up hill (maxxes at about 60, high rpm and 25ish on boost). At that rate we would never be able to tow a decent 5th wheel someday like we are hoping to.
So far i have tested koeo (tested fine), buzz test (fine), glow plug (fine), koer (code P1703, going to look at this saturday) Power balance warm or cold looks pretty good (wish i had updated and ran it when it was super cold out, winter starts are rough). recording live test: eot/ect with 5 degrees, FICM lowest reading was 47.5v
Oil changed everey 5k or sooner runn 5-40 t6 shell, fuel filters were change last october (didnt seem to make a differance, filters are motocraft), water/fuel drained every other month (or as close as i can).
We have installed, egt, Fuel pressure (runs around 60, lowest i have ever seen was about 50), tranny temp gauges. Bypass coolant and oil. I also put in some Rev-x about 2 tanks ago (didnt seem to do anything for power)
I see no signs of lost coolant either (going to try and do a "head gasket" check on the cooling system this weekend), and im going to clean the EGR vavle.
Just looking for the next test to run and some advice.
thanks for you time
Last edited by d_fortier; 04-18-2012 at 04:38 PM.
Reason: forgot FICM