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Old 09-03-2012, 03:50 PM
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The compression stated is the least possible. It might get better with a valve adjustment but IMHO probably not. It is on the bottom end of compression required to have reliable starting. I'd run it as is, keep the oil changed and save up some money to rebuild or replace the motor.

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