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Old 07-13-2013, 01:07 AM
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So I was hauling my neighbors "fluffy" GF to wallmart of all places and my black beauty died going up hill. I ran a compression test later that week and all cylinders pulled 150-164 even. But it dogs out like a leaking exhaust gasket or even blown hg. Im looking to pull codes for symptoms but these 90's models are obd1, and peake wants too much for a simple two digit finder. Any body ever dealt with a code reader that is suitable?

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Old 07-13-2013, 04:12 AM
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Any auto parts place will pull the codes free.
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:51 AM
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He has a '95 and the auto stores can't read from the 20 pin under the hood. Try the stomp test. (google m60 stomp test, or I posted a link here yesterday on another thread).

I would start with checking for vacuum leaks. This is the M62 but basically the same test:

My cats did not throw a code when they started going bad. Any rattling in that area?
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