I'd like to get opinions from the list on a general automotive question, if I
My Mazda MPV 1992 has an all-aluminum V-6 3 liter engine that has developed
low compression in 1 cylinder (60 lbs instead of 145 lbs or so) It's probably
a cracked cylinder head--a common problem on this engine, I understand. Car has
high milage (165, 000) and other faults, so I'm not about to throw money into
it, the car just isn't worth it. Parts are expensive (even used) and a hassle
My question is, at this point, the car is still driveable, just idles rough
and is down on power, but I can still get around town ok. What happens when
you drive a car with low compression in 1 cylinder? Will the engine eventually
stop running or lock up without warning?
Should I disconnect the spark plug lead from the bad cylinder and drive it like
that, or leave it attached?
Thanks for any info.