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Old 02-17-2006, 10:40 PM   #1
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want to learn how to do a leakdown test

After paying professionals to do leakdown tests on various cars of mine over the years,I would like to learn how to do this procedure and know what equipment I need to buy.Can anybody help me out?
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Re: want to learn how to do a leakdown test

There are several sites on the net that have this info.

http://www.xs11.com/tips/misc/misc3.shtml


http://carcraft.com/techarticles/116_0406_leak/

What this last article does NOT mention is to listen at the intake throttle valve, ehaust and crankcase oil filler to get a hint of what component (if any) is leaking excessively; wither the intake valve, exhaust valve or rings.
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Re: want to learn how to do a leakdown test

Hey,thanks MagicRat for the info.I printed out the info and will look into getting or making a gauge.Thanks again. Bob B.
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