Could it be bad compression that your 87 ford 302 efi runs terrible when cold you replaced heads intake gaskets head gaskets every gasket on top of motor and no luck?
yes in short the metal contracts when it is cold thus giving you less compression, that or it has scratches through the cylinder sleeve or it could be a bad ring but if its the whole engine not just one cylinder its the cold u just need to let it warm up more
White smoke from exuast 92 Camry replaced head gaskets and did not fix problem please help car never overheated?
The oil is milky in your 1996 olds cutlass supreme is it the head or manifold intake gasket the needs replaced?
It could be either one. However, it is well known that these years of V6 engines had weak intake manifold gaskets from the factory. You might just luck out and it'll be the intake gaskets. You could also do a compression and leak down test to check the head gaskets before tearing it that far down to only find out they were fine.
A gasket is a mechanical seal that fills the space between two objects, generally to prevent leakage between the two objects while under compression. Gaskets save money by allowing "less-than-perfect" mating surfaces on machine parts which can use a gasket to fill irregularities. Gaskets are commonly produced by cutting from sheet materials, such as gasket paper, rubber, silicone, metal, cork, felt, neoprene, nitrile rubber, fiberglass, or a plastic polymer (such as polychlorotrifluoroethylene). Gaskets for specific…
No, quite the opposite- the idea of gaskets is to ensure that an engine gives HIGH compression. If your car has just had a cylinder head gasket change and you are STILL getting low compression, then this suggests that the problem lies with the cylinder head itself- it may be cracked. Unfortunately there's no effective repair for this, the only solution is to get a new cylinder head I'm afraid.
Verification on your question: Do head gaskets make cars lose pressure....hmmmmm, I think what your asking is.... Does a head gasket make an engine lose compression. - Correct? The simple answer is yes, it does, but it is by design. The amount the head gasket lowers the compression (or pressure) is built into the overall design of the engine. For instance, if you were to assemble the head to the block, without a gasket, you…
If you lost engine compression do you need to replace the motor and where can you buy a good running motor in the Detroit area?
I am assuming you mean "rocker cover" gasket. All you have to do is simply take the cover off, peal away all the old gasket, clean both gasket surfaces, and then use a small amount of RTV silicone in the corners of rubber gaskets (NOT CORK GASKETS) and then re-install the new gasket in place of the old one.