Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Penn Valley, CA
Question about my compression numbers
New Spider to me. 1988 Veloce. 55,00 miles. I know very little of its history but PO had headers installed that were changed out for smog test. They have been re-installed. It also came with Koni yellows and appears to have stiffer/lower springs.
This is my 5th Alfa, and I've never had one that had this much torque. My first was a new '74 Spider, so my memory has faded, but I don't think it made power like this one!
Without doing a teardown, I am wondering if there was engine work done. I ran a warm dry compression test today (3 passes) and got a consistent 200 lbs. even in all four cylinders.
Does that seem like a normal number? Seems high to me, which is a GOOD thing!!!
1988 Spider Veloce