turn the key on-and-off four times). On eachrotation, the gauge needle will jump slightly lessthan the previous one.
It may take more than 4 revolutions toget a stable reading; crank for up to 10 secondsor until the needle stabilizes, whichever comesfirst.
If your battery is weak, the engine willturn over slower and give you lower readings.
The last number the gauge jumps to is thecompression for that cylinder.
Repeat for each cylinder.
=> 14 psi maximum difference between cylinders
1G (90-94) T/E/L1.8L NT engine2.0L NT engine2.0L Turbo engine
Compression ratio9.0:19.0:17.8:1Standardcompression185 psi192 psi164 psiService limit131 psi145 psi121 psi
2G (95-99) T/E2.0L NT 420Aengine2.0L 4G63 Turboengine2.4L NT Spyder engine
Compression ratio9.8:18.5:19.5:1Standardcompression170-225 psi178 psi192 psiService limit100 psi133 psi146 psi
Galant (89-93)SOHC 8v engineSOHC 16v engine
Compression ratio8.5:19.5:1Standardcompression178 psi185 psiService limit125 psi139 psi
Galant (89-93)DOHC pre-91 NTengineDOHC 92+ NTengineDOHC Turboengine