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Old 02-15-2011, 03:58 PM   #51
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The riddle continues. I know it seems like I've spent a lot of time on it, but I really only get a half hour here and there.

Got a compression gauge and did a compression test tonight.

Question - does it matter how many kicks of the kick starter it takes to get to your high reading? I did 13 to 15 kicks per cylinder and wound up with a left cylinder reading of 135 psi and a right cylinder reading of 140 psi. Seemed pretty healthy to me.

BUT, if I did 4 kicks per side, I got readings closer to 90 psi. Does this matter?
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