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on a car that is turbo charged (88 lebaron) can bad cam timing cause low compression? i am running @ 90 of a needed 135PSI before boost. I redid the head gasket before i knew jack about cars 2 years ago...and after that is when i got the bad compression...the rings are great so it is either the head gasket or the timing....I just redid the headgasket this week now that i know what the **** i am doing...i checked all the valves and the are straight and hold water for a test. anyway thanks for the help.......

Jon


bye bye Lebaron to buy parts for the Z heheheheheheh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So i need to fix the SOB'n Lemon
 

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If the exhaust valves begin to open before the piston reaches the top, you will certainly loose compression. Same thing if the intake valves are open too long.
 

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If the cam is installed retarded it will lower the cranking compression. Retarded cam timing will also reduce low end torque.
 
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