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(1990 Jaguar XJ6)
in Philadelphia, PA on June 25, 2010
i brought my car back to the dealer. the reason is that i had a compression test done and cylinder #2 was dead and # 3 was losing compression. that was on mon.the 20th of june
he says the head was on the side and thats why i lost compression, plus #2 was dead. the on wed. he said i had 2 dead cylinders. he said they had 2 send the heads out to be tested for leaks. it's friday no car engine still apart.
tell me if it should take this long. or is it all b.s.?
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Its about a nine hour job to remove and refit the cylinder head. I would have done a compression test and cylinder leakage test on the engine prior to disassemble. Two cylinders side by side that fail is usually a blown head gasket in which case it is advisable to pressure test the head for cracks if the car over heated.
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