Assessing engine condition

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Greg, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. Greg

    Greg Guest

    Hi there again,

    I'm about to dump some more money into my old car again. 150.000 mi./
    13yr old.
    Before I do this I think I should be looking at the condition of the
    engine.

    What I know :

    uses very little oil, spark plugs always look great, runs good, feels
    good, new valves 40,000 mi. ago, good reputation for durability
    (mitsubishi motor 4g63), and I'm going to compression check it
    tomorrow.

    Any thoughts on what else I might want to look at or check into is very
    much appreciated.

    Sincerely, Greg
     
    Greg, Jul 18, 2003
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  2. Greg

    Brick_0 Guest

    What kind of Volvo is it?
     
    Brick_0, Jul 18, 2003
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  3. Greg

    Greg Guest

    It's not actually a volvo but rather a mitsubishi eclipse with the 4g63
    motor which I mention only because they're known for having a solid
    bottom end. My question is a general one regarding the assessment of
    an engine and I posted this one here because you guys have been very
    helpful with my questions about my turrbocharger and in general as
    compared to the mitsubishi site.

    Sincerely, Greg
     
    Greg, Jul 18, 2003
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    Peter Milnes Guest

    Possibly S/V40?

    Cheers, Peter.

    : What kind of Volvo is it?
    :
    :
    : : >
    : > Hi there again,
    : >
    : > I'm about to dump some more money into my old car again. 150.000 mi./
    : > 13yr old.
    : > Before I do this I think I should be looking at the condition of the
    : > engine.
    : >
    : > What I know :
    : >
    : > uses very little oil, spark plugs always look great, runs good, feels
    : > good, new valves 40,000 mi. ago, good reputation for durability
    : > (mitsubishi motor 4g63), and I'm going to compression check it
    : > tomorrow.
    : >
    : > Any thoughts on what else I might want to look at or check into is very
    : > much appreciated.
    : >
    : > Sincerely, Greg
    : >
    :
    :
     
    Peter Milnes, Jul 19, 2003
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