Compression Tester Thread Size

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  1. 13 Aug 2018 at 8:06 AM #1
    crossie

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    What size thread do I need for a compression tester to fit a E46 M3 engine
     
  2. 13 Aug 2018 at 10:15 AM #2
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  3. 13 Aug 2018 at 11:50 AM #3
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  4. 13 Aug 2018 at 5:03 PM #4
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    Pretty sure I have the adapter folk said not to use and "it works on mine"
    Also remember that the pressure release / non return valve on the tester is further away from the cylinder head than it would be when directly connected

    This means that the volume of the adapter and the pipe effectively is added to the combustion chamber volume which lowers the reading.

    If you subscribe to the "5 cranks" theory you may well get a lower reading than cranking until a stable reading is reached which is how I would do it
     

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