Chevrolet Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
It was trying to start but not as much yesterday. I could move it over 1 position but the distributer would not go all the way in, it there a trick to rotate the oil pump drive rod? Can being out of time cause the New Eldebroke Carburator to be spitting out? I can try this afternoon to see if the rotor is pointed at 1 when the compression is in Cylinder1. I thought I tried this before but cant be sure it was pointed at 1 I wasn't sure it was at TDC. I was just trying to feel for the compresion cycle with the spark plug out.
While researching I see many different #s for compression, around 80 lbs. or higher is usually good, what is your thought?
Also there was some info about new motors being hard to measure because there hasn't been any oil the circulate and seal the rings and it is at cold temp. some suggest putting a little oil on each cylinder to help seal, what do you think about that?
I rechecked the compression in 1 and 3 and they dropped. They were low before and I was told to put a little oil in the cylinders to seat the rings and I did which pulled the compression up to 120 to 125 per cyl. when I checked 1 and 3 tonight 1 was 75 and 3 was 105.
I just bought a standard 350 kit from AutoZone. the timing cover is a custom chrome and the dist was a new clear.
I wonder if I put more oil in if the rings might seal. to create a seal?
How mush oil do you think I should put in each Cyl? Before I used a small piece of tubing and I would pull up approx. a cap full (cap off oil bottle). + or - I was afraid to put to much in.?