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Old July 24th, 2007, 07:02 PM   #1
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anyone know anything about these things. i can grab one for $300 but the guy says it's only running on 3 cylinders. he says the dead cylinder don't have any compression. he thinks a lobe is wore off the cam or something to that nature. looking to put the engine in a trail rig to get away from a V8 and be lighter.

oh it's a 88 i thinks
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Old July 24th, 2007, 09:31 PM   #2
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interesting. what kinda rig are you thinkin of putting it in? what will it be used for?

maybe this will help

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Old July 24th, 2007, 10:36 PM   #3
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anyone know anything about these things. i can grab one for $300 but the guy says it's only running on 3 cylinders. he says the dead cylinder don't have any compression. he thinks a lobe is wore off the cam or something to that nature. looking to put the engine in a trail rig to get away from a V8 and be lighter.

oh it's a 88 i thinks
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600 hp is not unheard of not to mention there is a real cool 4 Mikuni carb set up for it.

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Old July 25th, 2007, 06:02 AM   #4
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interesting. what kinda rig are you thinkin of putting it in? what will it be used for?

maybe this will help
i've got a top secret xj i'm gonna build up here soon
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even if a lobe is gone off the cam it should still have compression...maybe a bad valve...
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Sounds like a bent/burned valve to me.

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