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Old 05-01-2011, 21:23   #1
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Perkins 4-107

Can anybody give me a procedure for testing the compression on a PERKINS 4107 engine - have only ever tested petrol engines before (was many years ago), and obviously diesels have no convenient spark plug. Are special tools are needed?
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You remove the injector and use that as an access. Some special tools are sometimes required.

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I got an old injector for my Perkins shop and made the connection for my gauge. If I remember correctly the numbers were running about 450psi. Point is, a gauge made for a gas engine probably won't go high enough.
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do you have a manual?? they are available online --in a fuji forum and in LEAKY TEAKY YACHT CLUB -- A YAHOO GROUP. i had to find it for my old dead red engine(4-107) and for my new blue perkins 4-108.
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