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Old 05-10-2014, 02:29 AM
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hi , I did a compression test on a 350 chevy , here is what I got (1)180 (3)175 (5)180 (7)175 psi other side (2)170 (4)165 (6)165 (8)162. engine runs and sounds uneven and is very rich as spark plugs are black . there no water in the oil but can see water drops up top of the valve covers. is this a blown head gasket or something more.

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Engine is OK. compression reading is acceptable. Should run fine. Rebuild the carb, as it is obviously running rich, fouling plugs and making it run rough.
Water is a normal by product of combustion. A warmed up motor will dry the moisture out through the PCV system after it runs a while. Nothing to be alarmed about.
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x2 ^^^^^ what he said. Could have ignition issues also, but those compression readings are fine.
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