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91 hatch 3 cylinders. Would it make a 2 1/2 hour trip?

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  1. sleeper88

    sleeper88 My mom thinks i'm cool

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    Same as title. I'm looking at a 91 hatch and it would take 2 1/2 hours to bring it home. Its running on 3 cylinders and i dont want to tow it. The guy said it would make the trip. What do you guys think? Thanks
     
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    if the motor is stock, i would think that it would
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    why 3 cylinders? bad rings?
     
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    sleeper88 My mom thinks i'm cool

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    yea its stock, i'm not worried about the motor as long as i can get the car home.

    It just says that one cylinder has low compression
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    i say go for it i drove my 91 ef on 3 for about a hour with no problems
     
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    sleeper88 My mom thinks i'm cool

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    ok. Thanks for the feedback. I just wanted to make sure before i get stuck in another state.
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    keep a cell phone handy lol
     
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    sleeper88 My mom thinks i'm cool

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    haha, well somebody is taking me down and will be following me back and plus i'm going to baby the shit out of it. If i end up going for it
     
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    its probably the head gasket... take an hour and change it real quick. 25 bucks and you'll probably be good to go with 4 cylinders.
     
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    sleeper88 My mom thinks i'm cool

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    The car is 2 1/2 hours away. Thats 5 hours round trip not including the time its going to take to change the title over. Plus i'm going to pull the motor once i get it home. So i'm not going to spend a hour more fussing with it then i have to.
     
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    Ethan Well-Known Member

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    Its up to you but you better at least bring a woman just in case you break down you have something to do. :D

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    Good luck!
     
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    97hatch ?

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    keep an eye on the oil is all i got to say and it should make it if its just bad rings


    if it is a burnt/bentvalve or 2 they could break off at any point and cause some serious damage causing your engine to be useless and stuck on the side of the road
     
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    way back i drove a DA an hour and a half on 3 cylinders. it poured smoke the whole time and stalled while idling several times, but it made it there. hell i was doing 75 on the highway most of the trip... looking like a steam locomotive lol. it was bad rings and one cylinder was almost completely dead.
     
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    I had to drive my 91 hatch home on 3 cyl and it only had 1-3 gears, stupid auto. Drove fine the 2 hours plus being at an estimated 6k rpm the whole time ;x. Was revved very high at 65 mph, idk what the rpm really was.
     
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