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my compression testor is not the best but all cylinders read within a couple of pounds of each other 118
i used a meter to see pulses not a test light, but it seemed to be working consistantly.
One other bit of info. the car backfired during startup and the code came on a minute or so after that
if i had an intake leak wouldn't i get a lean error code
there are no other codes
You would usually get a lean code but not always.....If its only on that one cylinder then it wouldnt be bad enough....There was a technical service bulletin released for this vehicle that a bad intake gasket or intake could cause this problem......If your 100% sure the injector is firing then replace the intake gasket and/or manifold. Let me know if you have questions, thanks.
when i said it comes on fast i mean within a minute of startup. isn't replaceing an intake or head gasket alot of work with out proving it some how?
the bulliten you sent the link for refers to coolant consumtion but doesn't say anything about misfire. is there more to the bulliten than the link shows
Well if its going through coolant that would cause a misfire usually......to test you can do a cooling system pressure test and if it doesnt hold pressure then this is your problem. That is the full bulletin, let me know if you have more questions. Here is another TSB that you will want for when replacing. Thanks
Its late here so I will try pressure check tomorrow
I'm not to excited about changing a gasket unless I can prove there is a problem. it hasn't been using any coolant as far as I can tell. I will also try a test light on the injector