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4989Re: Cold start problems below 15F/-10C

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  • pld1952
    Feb 6, 2007
      Theres your problem - get standard Bosch plugs for the car - they
      don't like the platinums, also get the valves adjusted!! and forget
      the rebuild in a bottle stuff.

      --- In bmwe28@..., "deindieb" <deindieb@...> wrote:
      > Currently have 156,000 miles. Valves were not adjusted. Reading on
      > cylinder 4 was 50 lbs. Don't have the readings in front of me, but
      > recall that the other cylinders were all in the 90-105 range except
      > for one which was 75 lbs. Mechanic wasn't concerned about any of
      > other cylinder readings, fwiw. He suggested trying an oil treatment
      > product named "Restore" which is supposed to improve the low
      > compression problem. I put the Restore in at the last oil change
      > haven't had the compression checked since.
      > Other than this problem engine runs great. Not sure what other
      info i
      > could give you...
      > The new plugs i put in were Bosch Platinum with rating that the auto
      > parts store suggested.
      > --- In bmwe28@..., "pld1952" <pld1952@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Some more info here would help, how many miles, were the valves
      > > adjusted when the compression was checked?, was 4 50lbs low or
      was it
      > > 50 lbs, what was the reading on the other 5?, etc.
      > >
      > > Phil
      > >
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