hi people checked the compresion.the gunson compression would not screw in so i held it on the screw thread and my mrs cranked the engine.cylinder 1 was around 175 psi just under 12 bar.cylinders 2 3 and 4 was just slightly over 12 bar about 180 psi.so what do u thinks guys and girls.i think stem seals .
well i started the car before i did the compression check.the usual smoke thatcomes out on start up in the cold weather.i could see a slight tint of blue smoke but it looks like it goes when the car warms up.
valve stems then. but you'l need to remove the head to be sure.
the blue smoke on start up will the oil thats been dripped from the valve while engines been off being burnt.
once the oil has been burn back off the blue stuff will dye down abit, as the built level off oil that was dripped off is burnt away.
wouldnt enterily rule out the rings just yet, tho until you got the head off.