Re: Compression Test
Go to sears and buy a compression tester and do it yourself, it's really easy.
Although if your worried about a headgasket you will want to do a leak down test.
I would just look for basic symptoms though like taking the radiator cap off your car and watch for bubbles. Also if your car overheats after driving it and your overflow tank is filling up that is another sign of blown head gasket.
That article said it's about $60 for the actual leak down test tool, so it shouldn't be that much to have a shop check it out for ya. It's going to cost and arm and a leg to have the shop replace the head gasket though (at least $500 with labor). I did it on my car myself and also the water pump while I was at it and it ws pretty easy.
Turbocharged 95 Civic Coupe
Stock D16z6 Engine
Custom T3 .60/.48 Turbo Kit @ 12psi
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Stock 89 Civic Hatch
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