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azlogger 12-03-2012 09:25 PM

How to judge engine wear
A neighbor of mine has a 350 chev that i'm thinking of buying. But him nor i know how much wear it has. He doesn't know how many miles the wrecked camero he pulled it from had, and he has used it some since. Is there a way to determine wear without major disasembly?

Nuck Chorris 12-03-2012 10:04 PM

Lift the valve covers and look for sludge. Check out the oil that's in it, if any. Check the condition of the spark plugs. Why not just pull the heads off it and really get a good look?

vinniekq2 12-03-2012 10:15 PM

cylinder leak down tester,compression guage,micrometre,

cucumber1949 12-04-2012 05:13 AM

Vacuum gauge, reading manifold vacuum at idle says a lot about condition of valves, rings, ignition.

azlogger 12-04-2012 09:31 AM

Thanks all. idk why i didn't of checking compression...

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