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Old 07-28-2013, 02:05 AM
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I would start with: 1) a valve adjustment and 2) a compression test. Even with the high mileage, no sense giving up on it before getting some data. A valve adjustment can make a pretty big difference if the clearances were way off. And compression numbers will tell you a lot.
Any trouble starting? Does it burn oil?
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