Ok, here is the story, sorry for the lack of clarity...I was there this morning and got everything cleared up.
At first it was running poorly, we thought maybe a misfire so we checked the spark, replaced the plug, and replaced the wire. Next assumption was fuel, replaced injector...it'* fine, still lousy running. Next was the compression, it was low and ranged from 85-100. Now...I took it to the e-test (just to see if I could luck out) facility and it failed. Here are the readings:
HC ppm: Limit - 55 , Reading - 19 (Pass)
CO%: Limit - 0.31 , Reading - 0.07 (Pass)
NO ppm: Limit - 408, Reading - 23 (Pass)
CURB IDLE TEST
HC ppm: Limit - 200, Reading - 1455 (Fail)
CO%: Limit - 1.00 , Reading - 1.88 (Fail)
NO ppm: N/A
Soooo.....I'm thinking a few things....
1) The valve guides are off a bit
2) Bad rings
3) both of the above
Any other ideas?
The sad part is that it'* #4 so it'* going to be a bit of a p.i.t.a to tear everything apart. I'm thinking I'll try and pull the heads off and see what'* going on in the next few weeks. I just need to get some $$ together to start buting all of the gaskets I'll have to replace on the way. Might as well do the head gasket while I'm in there