4989Re: Cold start problems below 15F/-10C
- Feb 6, 2007Theres 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
> 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
> > 50 lbs, what was the reading on the other 5?, etc.
> > Phil
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