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Kiatech, Kia Master Technician
Category: Kia
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Experience:  30+ years experience,ASE certified,KIA certified Master Technician,Ford factory trained
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Happy new year to you! My relative's 1998 sprotage has

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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: 6 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Todd M replied 6 months 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.