Originally Posted by a64pilot
Nothing is guaranteed, but the compression looks good to me, it is more of an evenness I look for more than just high numbers.
+1 on that. Evenness indicates equal wear across all cylinders. Said evenness also indicates that there are no other major issues (other than age) within the engine itself (like bad rings, worn crankshaft bearings and a lot of other things). As A64pilot has stated, the compression looks good. With compression like that it would not be inconceivable to overhaul
the engine instead of replacing it and get a few more years out of it.
I've overhauled the 4-liter diesel in the 1986 Toyota Landcruiser in that little pic above my name here every 5-years since I purchased it here in Egypt
16-years ago. Other than the first time, the overhauls weren't entirely necessary, but I was living and working in Egypt's Eastern Desert, North Sudan, and the Eastern edge of the Sahara desert so I had to know my life support system was right. Rig just rolled 500K Kilometers a couple of months back. Maintenance
, Maintenance, Maintenance. Learn and understand your equipment
....every aspect of it, so that when things go south on you, you can say: "Oh! (Yawn) I got this...."