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Old 12-03-2003, 01:26 AM   #1
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Well my poor engine went this weekend. Only 108K on the clock too. Well #3 cyl did. I took it to the Pontiac/GMC/Buick/Caddy dealer here. Also where I bought it from. Had them check it out to see if the warranty would cover it. They said that 1,2,&4 were at around 120lbs and #3 was caput. So they are tearing it apart to have the adjuster look at it to pass last rights or something. So on to my question yes there is one. For the 95 sc2 what does the FSM say the minimum serviceable compression is? I've searched and read the board and found nothing about the 95 perse. I've seen from 185 for 97+ to 200ish for other years. I need to get me a FSM soon the extended warranty dies in may so I can start doing my own major work on it. My concern is that I don't have receipts for 3 of the Oil changes. Well oil and filter. So if it's not covered I'll be rebuilding the engine my self and putting some upgrade parts in it. Any way do summ up the rambling. What is the minimum serviceable compression on a 95 SC2.
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Old 12-03-2003, 02:53 AM   #2
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I think 185 is the minium saturn spec.


120's are WAY below minium....

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Old 12-03-2003, 05:54 AM   #3
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I doubt the car would actully RUN with 120 psi in three cylinders and none in one...180psi is the "official" service limit. BUT, I have no problem with Saturn 1.9 in the 155~180 maintaining good combustion and passing emmissions. Anything below 150 or a greater than 10~15% difference between any cylinder and teh others and you got real problems. Courious as to why you did not take it to a Saturn retailer for the work since the warranty will hopefully be paying for it??

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Old 12-03-2003, 09:58 AM   #4
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While you got it apart HOTROD IT!

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Old 12-03-2003, 12:42 PM   #5
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I doubt the car would actully RUN with 120 psi in three cylinders and none in one...180psi is the "official" service limit. BUT, I have no problem with Saturn 1.9 in the 155~180 maintaining good combustion and passing emmissions. Anything below 150 or a greater than 10~15% difference between any cylinder and teh others and you got real problems. Courious as to why you did not take it to a Saturn retailer for the work since the warranty will hopefully be paying for it??
Short answer is logistics. They are less than 5 miles from my house where as the saturn retailer is about a 45 minute drive. I didn't want to push the car too hard or too far. That and I purchased the car from them and I've had other business dealings with them. They are also a client of mine (Phon/network systems).
If warranty doesn't pay for it I'll be doing a mild rebuild on it my self.

Thanks for the info guys. I told them it should be no less than 180psi when tehy called

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