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by Airbus
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: XKE 3.8 Compression Test Result
Replies: 8
Views: 1742
Switzerland

Re: XKE 3.8 Compression Test Result

Hi Thank you for all that good input :-) I will try to work systematically and see what the problem is. To make matters worse, the car developed an interesting engine clatter between around 1700rpm and above, when under load (I already used the search function in this forum)..it sounds horrific. I w...
by Airbus
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: XKE 3.8 Compression Test Result
Replies: 8
Views: 1742
Switzerland

Re: XKE 3.8 Compression Test Result

Hi David

It is a 9:1 cylinder head...I am exclusively using 98 or higher gas, in order to prevent pinking as much as possible.

I will do another test in order to confirm the readings and see what it says...

Thanks

Joe
by Airbus
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: XKE 3.8 Compression Test Result
Replies: 8
Views: 1742
Switzerland

XKE 3.8 Compression Test Result

Hello :-) I am new to this forum, proud owner of a 1964 3.8 model. We rebuilt the car over the last ten years, and it is on the road for over a year now. Since the beginning the car was suffering from a very rough idle, along with quite some "pinking" when driving it with low RPM and opening the thr...