How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Kiatech Your Own Question
Kiatech
Kiatech, Kia Master Technician
Category: Kia
Satisfied Customers: 210
Experience:  30+ years experience,ASE certified,KIA certified Master Technician,Ford factory trained
32162675
Type Your Kia Question Here...
Kiatech is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Happy new year to you! My relative's 1998 sprotage has

Customer Question

Happy new year to you!
JA: Thanks. Same to you!
Customer: My relative's 1998 sprotage has developed an engine miss and I dida compression test that varried from 90 to 150 plus psi.
JA: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?
Customer: It is a 4x4 auto with around 190k on the clock
JA: What is the model of your '98 Kia?
Customer: I will run out and check!
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: It is a 2.0i KNAJA. I gave it an oil change and took it for a drive and it has a bad miss. Have checked leads, wiring and as you can imagine things a hard withminor cracks around the coil bodies etc!
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I just wish to isolate the other components before I remove the cylinder head, cheers
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Todd M replied 1 month ago.

If you did a compression test on the vehicle, and the variations in pressures were that great, then you likely have a blown head gasket. Do you recall the pressures for each cylinder? I just want to make sure.