> > "RJ in WV" wrote:
> >>1992 Geo Metro 3 cylinder. Car wants to start, but won't.
> >>Overheated about
> >>a week before this problem started.
> >>Compression tests show the middle cylinder is about 50 lbs
> > than
> >>outer cylinders.
> >>Warped head? Head Gasket?
> > It would not be the first time that a head warped and a head
> > blew from it on a overheated engine. It happens a lot if you
> > it enough.
> Thanks Sno and Shakes.
> He won't tell the whole story, but I get the gist that he lost
> the fan belt
> in the freeway about eight miles from home. He doesn't know
> what the
> alternator light means. :o( The oil looks okay.
> I just noticed the middle cylinder pressure is unusually high.
> The readings
> for the outer cylinders are 120, but the middle one shows 175.
> At least it
> sounds high to me.
> I'd like to think the timing belt has jumped a notch, but this
> is an
> interference motor. It's probably fried, but I'll end up
> looking at the
> belt to satisfy my own curiosity.
> Thanks again,
> RJ in WV
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8 miles without a fan belt, it got pretty hot. I would pull the head
and check it for warpage (as it likely is) and get it trued as needed
ans install a new gasket and go from there. I would change oil too.
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