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Geo Metro, Chevrolet Metro, Hatchback
#1050 of 1867 Re: radio takes out ignition circuit [jubileerun]
Dec 30, 2006 (3:11 pm)
i apologize for not commenting about your subject matter but i've had a 1992 geo metro hatchback for almost three years now and i just love it. the only major work done was to change the timing belt. but i do have a question if that's ok. i should know this but i've spent maybe an hour on the computer trying to find the answer. what is the compression psi for the three cylinder metro?
#1051 of 1867 Compression for the three puffer
Dec 30, 2006 (3:29 pm)
Hi there...here is the compression psi for your three hiccup highway eater (I have two).
A healthy new engine will have 180-195 psi (dry test )
and ( 190-200 ) wet test. Any cylinder having a low pressure reading may have a problem. The difference in pressure readings between
wet and dry, on a good motor is about 10-20 psi. If the pressure is higher with a wet test, the rings are probably worn. If the pressure is low,
and doesn't come up using a wet test, a valve is probably burnt, or the head gasket may be bad. If 2 cylinders side by side are showing the same pressure reading , it could be a bad head gasket.
The lowest acceptable reading should be 170 psi.
Vanilla Latte (stable companion to Espresso Nero., both 1/4 of a Ferrari and way cheaper).
#1052 of 1867 Re: Compression for the three puffer [vanillalatte]
Dec 30, 2006 (4:09 pm)
much, much thanks! oh yea, my other car is a corvette
#1053 of 1867 Re: Compression for the three puffer [ppatrick]
Dec 30, 2006 (4:39 pm)
Ah yes, three quarters of a Bugatti Veyron....
#1054 of 1867 Metro A/C Info
Dec 30, 2006 (6:32 pm)
I haven't written in a while, but it's great to see so many of us are still out there happily tooling around in our Metros. Mine is a '93 five-speed convertible with 117K miles. I do my own tune-ups but leave the rest to my friendly mechanic. I wanted to leave a bit of advice for those of us who have A/C. Mine had a factory unit when I bought it used, and I had spent quite a lot of money on it to no avail. This last time my new mechanic suggested replacing the entire unit with an after-market system. The whole job cost me only $700 compared with $900 for a replacement factory compressor alone. The system works great - much better than before. I realize it is a power-grabber when it's in use, but here in the midwest there are many days when the humidity prevents open-top driving. I am a total believer in Metros and plan to drive mine for the rest of my life. I just had a new timing belt and water pump intstalled last week and she is running like a top. Hang in there, everyone! I enjoy reading about your cars.
#1055 of 1867 Re: Metro A/C Info [whitetop]
Dec 31, 2006 (4:53 am)
Well ... enjoy all you can. I hope that you are 17 and have many years left!
Did the aftermarket pose any problems in fitting? Special brackets...... weight difference.... I'm curious.
#1056 of 1867 new to working on tin can on wheels need help
Jan 02, 2007 (4:32 pm)
got a 93 & 94 1.0 metro problems r one was blowing oil in # 1 cyl. & stopd running i pulled head valves burnt out is this also the cause of the oil blowing & fowling plug & out the breather ? or ? cynlder walls look good so i dont think broken ring dont want to pull it if just the valves so.... Ideas ?
& the other one i bought non running ran compression 2 cyl were low pulled head burnt valves again.... is this a common tin can on wheels problem ?
#1057 of 1867 Re: Metro A/C Info [vanillalatte]
Jan 04, 2007 (4:37 pm)
Hi all -
I've got a '92 convertible 5-speed, and about 2 & a half years ago I put in an after-market AC (the car had never before had AC). I got it from an outfit in Phoenix.
Since I was going to have my local mechanic install the system (rather than driving to Phoenix from Amarillo, TX), they asked if my mechanic had the special crimping tool required. Mechanic said yes - so I bought the system & had it installed.
Installation was pretty involved, but, then, the mechanic had never done one before on a Metro. Once installed, it worked fine - then, about 6 months later, it quit - a leak. Happened again to a 2nd hose about 6 months after that. The second time I had the mechanic pull all the all the hoses & have them crimped - voila! No problems since.
In retrospect I should either have had the mechanic talk directly to the Phoenix firm, or I should have driven to Phoenix to let them install the system.
I am glad that I did it, though - now I can drive anywhere in the country at any time of the year at 38 mpg or better.
Jan 07, 2007 (10:26 am)
bought a '96 Geo Metro LSI with 76,000mi. So far, no problems - knock on wood. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how difficult it is to get parts for these cars when the time comes? I know they don't make this brand any longer and am a little worried about this. Please advise. Thank you.
#1059 of 1867 Worried about parts....
Jan 07, 2007 (4:00 pm)
Relax, take a deep breath...let it out slowly.
Parts are easy to come by, Ebay is here and there are people on the net willing to help out, like..here for instance. Almost all the parts are interchangeable with the Suzuki Swift and/or Pontiac Firefly in Canada. Not really 100% sure but I think that the Firefly was made until your year... Nevertheless, don't worry. My advice, if you just bought your Geo, have the brake fluid flushed and refill with new, this fluid retains the humidity and you may lose braking power.... change your spark plugs, distributor cap and rotor along with the cables. And enjoy your ride. If something happens, parts are plentiful.