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Now that we had a look at Eric O.'s Civic and preformed a compression test it is time to find out where the heck all that cylinder pressure is going! In this video Eric and Mrs. O. preform a cylinder leak down test and find out what the next step is for the 2004 Honda Civic.
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45 thoughts on “Honda civic – diagnosis part ii – cylinder leak down test”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff L says:

    It has chain your screwed use a screw driver in each hole and use that as a tdc gauge

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Roberto Farias says:

    Awsome video you got your facts straight and a perfect Wife..kudos dude!

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Lmfao Mrs. O yeah its Broke 🤣🤣 @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Leaking out of crankcase, radiator and intake and Cylinder to Cylinder that head gasket is pretty bad good video Eric O old girl is tired @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ED EDMUND says:

    wow your a lucky guy thx Ed Loretto Ontario Canada

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mossac2007 says:

    hahaha to our Spanish speaking audience I really enjoy watching your videos.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Delaware Pro says:

    MY DUDE, IN VEST IN A HEADLAMP… YOUR WELCOME

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John E. Carr says:

    Another great video.😶‍🌫

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gene Foster says:

    You're a great mechanic however your videos are longer than it would take to fix the car.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Abner says:

    I think I would have stopped at #1 and pulled the head.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars *D C* says:

    With all due respect I’m sure he has down many other tests on her using that finger , sorry 😂

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steven Huckaby says:

    2 for you mr O , it is a very lovely wife you have, great video as allways !!

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael says:

    my car has 125 psi on all four cyl. It still goes but seems way down on power. I bought a cheap tester and will try this im hoping its valves not rings

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Barry Shaw says:

    Hey Eric you still own the Honda

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TRUTH ISLAM says:

    Does anyone else notice how flustered Eric gets when then beautiful Mrs. O. is in the scene?
    Too funny!

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Arnold says:

    Hi Eric, love your vids, really enjoyed the Ford F-150 spark plug removal vid, and as a formal Honda owner loved this one. Also I cant help but to notice Mrs.O is wearing dreamcatcher earrings?. Im Native myself. Keep up the great videos.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Zhang says:

    When Mrs O shows up, I see hope.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bruce Shepherd says:

    warp head to

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Loving Mrs.O keeping you wound up good and going right Erik

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Mrs.O always awesome and an excellent helper too

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave Kincaid says:

    Where's part 3?

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars sugarkang says:

    What happened to part 3? The series just went to aftermarket hood latch.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nizm0 says:

    i was hoping to see the part 3 part 4 part 5 part 6 of this 🙁

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars WhalerGA says:

    I bet BIG NASTY could fix it !!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JDad channel says:

    The rip in Eric’sJeep hat is like carbon dating his videos

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars manuel machado says:

    any landrover mechanics in southern NY

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alan Norman says:

    I hope you know how blessed you are to have such an assistant.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars D Mc says:

    I know I'm commenting on an old video but… Is there really no video for the repair of this engine???? not in the playlist, etc

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alexander Cahoulan says:

    I was just going to say "look at how his wife looks at him. She is just so in love with him." Then I saw the first comment said same. lol Man ERIC YOU ARE ONE LUCKY S.O.B!!!

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rusty The Raver says:

    Engine turns real easy with low compression!

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Weitlauf says:

    Your a lucky man Mr O to have a lady like Mrs O.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kenneth Dahl says:

    Hey Eric,
    So what is the final disposition of your Civic did you fix it or what?

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daniel says:

    Yo hablo español

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ron Fisher says:

    What was the end result of the red civic repair? Did you just do a cylinder head job or replace the entire engine?

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars flnthrn2 says:

    You've blown a seal.

    Just fix the damn thing and leave my personal life out of it. O.K., pal.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ferndog1461 says:

    This is an instructional video for the quality of patience in significant others. Eric O. is blessed to have a good partner in grime….

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nibiru3064 says:

    Quick tip to find compression stroke.. put a balloon ontop of the hose that's in the plug well. When it's the compression stroke it will inflate

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael D says:

    How do I do a leak down on a Prius

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! John Rodrigues says:

    Mrs. O was the star on this one

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars zr1sparky1 says:

    She did nothing to ruin your intro except just stand there and be lovely. Stop complaining! 😋

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 85rx7se says:

    When are you doing the Part 3 of the actual repair ? ? Presuming the customer does not decide to junk the car.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Jones says:

    From all the long cranking this thing is chewing through starterOne minute starts perfect nextMinutes cranking let me know if you can help

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Jones says:

    It’s kind of made me a basket case there’s so many part That has been thrown at us thing I think the timing is off when the motor was built at the factory 10,000 miles ago The dealer can’t even find out what’s wrong with itHit me up let me know we would make a special trip from Illinois to let you look at it it’s been a painLet me know

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Jones says:

    It’s been around the world got a brand new motor New harmonic bouncer good role model ignition it started with the motor got put in a 10,000 miles on it no vacuum leaks start at one minute really good in the morning but I run it fits in between 140 and 188 long Cranks

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Jones says:

    Eric I need your help I have a 01 Pontiac Grand Am 3.4 lounge crank periodically

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