At the bottom of the spark plug tubes there are rubber gaskets. 55233644 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA 1.4 SPARK PLUG SEAL 55233644Please explain the spark plug tube gaskets
Multi air unit opens the valves a small amount at part/closed throttle. Shouldn’t affect the compression as compression relies on valves being closed.Was the engine at normal temp ? Shouldn't the figures be nearer to 150psi. Does an MA unit lower the readings ?
Yeah. I’ve never used it or know of anyone who has used it before. I was looking for the holts stuff when I came across it. I didn’t really look into it in any detail.I can't see this being a great solution to the problem. It's an oil additive that thickens the oil to reduce blow-by. Might provide a temporary fix but you'll probably destroy the multiair unit which is very sensitive to having the correct oil.
Takes me back to the days when sawdust was a recommended solution to a noisy gearbox...
He would have bought it by the gallon.The sort of thing that Arthur Daley would use.
It could potentially hold the valves open similar to the old Vauxhall ohc engine ( the followers used to jack up when pressure was taken off them) but it wouldn’t cause oil burning and the engine would misfire.it can if it's faulty....
Can I ask, how much warranty do you have left on the car? The reason I ask is.. to this point they have carried out what could be a temporary repair and once the vehicle is out of warranty you might struggle to get them to revisit the repair free of charge. In the UK a repair done under warranty doesn’t (or didn’t if the rules changed in the last couple of years) carry a warranty for any period outside the vehicle warranty period. Although most manufacturers will carry out goodwill gestures. In short, it might be prudent to check that the warranty regarding your oil usage will be honoured after your vehicle warranty expires as your issue will already be logged. I hope that makes sense 🙄.Yes I did tell them about the oil consumption. As I said, the compression did go up and they also said that there is carbon build up on the valves. They don't want to strip the motor, they want to do the process over again after 2000km and only after the second process is done and the oil consumption is still present, then they will open the motor and do and assessment on the motor, but currently no damage rings or broken rings, pistons and sleeves still in good condition. They advice to run a will with liqui moly injection cleaner.
If it’s leaking from the plug hole when you performed a cylinder leakage test is the O ring on the adaptor in good condition and was it tight?Good day.
Just an update on the G. I did a cylinder leakage test and find that air is leaking through spark plug well. All spark plugs threads are socking wet with oil. I ordered all gaskets and seals for the G. Will update soon.
Where do you stand regarding your warranty?Good day. Update. Confirm that that my piston rings are shot. They leak 15%. The air is coming out of my dipstick. So now need to strip more off to inspect the cylinder bores and test if they are not oval. Will update as I go on.
If you have a local engine/engineering shop they should be able to line the bore or if it’s a wet liner fit a replacement and fit a new piston for you.View attachment 981886
Good day. I have an update and its not the best news. Cylinder 1 as I suspected is stuffed. A pice of the piston is broken. Please see attached photos View attachment 981885
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Any recommendations except of change the motor... please I don't want to hear that
Without using a bore comparator to check the bore you can’t say for sure. I would say it’s a 50/50. You might get away with it and get years trouble free motoring. Or you might not.Need to go oversized about 0 10?
What will happen if I just hone the cylinder, install std size piston with rings?