^^^ thank you wyo, someone who sees where im coming from...maybe im not so unhelpful and rude now..but probably not
Savageman; Most of us all ready know that you have the ability of telling someone to go to hell in such an manner that they look forward to the trip. <grin> In reality I have to agree with you though. Sitting critical clearances by feel is foolish If that makes me rude also? So be it.^^^ thank you wyo, someone who sees where im coming from...maybe im not so unhelpful and rude now..but probably not
Granted he may of been able to phrase that a lot better, or explain why better. <grin>. However in reality you could pull the rings out, throw them away and still have enough volume of air blowing and pressure to blow your finger out of the spark plug hole when turning it over with the starter. About the only time or conditions that wouldn't blow your finger away is when there was a big hole burned through the top of the piston from being lean, or a rod broke, or crank broke. In those cases a finger test would probably work for you. As little as 40-45 lbs of compression, maybe less, will blow your finger out of a spark plug hole when you press against it and may feel like good compression. Chances are you had a lot more pressure than that and still didn't have enough to start until after you tweaked the valve clearances a little. It would be like trying to stick your finger into an end of a garden hose while the valve is wide open to stop the water flow. It would take a strong grip and a lot of finger pressure. Even then most municipal water supply systems are around 50-60 psi maximum. It may take nearly a 100 lbs maybe as much as 150lbs on some engines give or take to have good compression and enough to start well. Yup, When it comes to testing engine compression in reality a finger test really don't mean crap to put it bluntly.I only think Savage was rude in maybe one post where he said that the finger test do mean crap because if you crank it over and you don't feel any or little pressure you know somethings wrong but its not precise.
Well, you did post a message that was removed in which you told me I shouldnt own a quad and should sell it since I'm too poor to buy tools. So I wouldnt say you are not rude. That was quite disrespectful.^^^ thank you wyo, someone who sees where im coming from...maybe im not so unhelpful and rude now..but probably not