Originally Posted by Nasher
The one I use is a bit easier as it has a load of threaded adaptors to fit different sized spark plug holes so you don't have to hold it in place.
I'd suggest trying to borrow one, as although they can be found for @£30 it's a bit of an investment if you only use it once.
Mind you, as 250 says, ask Biff what can happen without one
Thanks Nasher, and thanks for the offer of yours, as you say if only i was closer. I'm going to take a trip down to Halfrauds to see what they have. I'm thinking £30 outlay as opposed to £3000 on a dead engine.
So, remove all the spark plugs, put in full throttle, place compression tester in one cylinder and crank over engine several times to get result. then repeat on next cylinder etc etc.
My question is, will the electric start engine crank over in full throttle?
Also he states that the battery as its stood for 3 years does turn the engine over but needs changing, should i buy one now and take it with me?
What sort of readings should i be looking for and do i need to earth the spark plugs somehow?
Sorry for so many questions.