Crowd Sourcing a solution to a kash ma kash!
1996 Prado SWB
Kash ma Kash ? engine overhaul?!
Should a compression test be done?
What are the ball park figures that come out from the test that mean one should get the engine over-hauled
Should one get an over-haul, on the slightest bit of oil seepage &/or smoke or wait till it goes to heavy smoke &/or excessive oil consumption
I use mine as a daily driver, thus don?t want surprises either side of my journey :-#
My maintenance is on a 3,000kms or 3 months whichever comes first, basis and its usually the later, where I have clocked about 1400 kms between oil changes.
Lately, my morning starts were being troublesome, I thought of compression issues, but it turned out that my battery of 2 years, 2 month & 25 days had completed its life. Now that thing is stuck in my head and I cant decide whether I should go for an over-haul or not.
What say you experts.