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Old 05-06-2013, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by briansansone View Post
I'm not trying to determine the source of the misfire. Its plainly obvious in this case, very low compression, most likely from a worn out head. What i'm looking
for is a product or quick fix to get the compression up solely to get a tag for this year. I know its a long shot, but there sure is a lot of products on the shelf claiming to rejuvenate a worn engine. But honestly I dont see how any of those could work for problems in the top end.
If it won't hold compression due to valve leakage, there isn't any elixir on the market that will fix that.

Most states have a proviso that if you take a failed vehicle to an approved repair station and spend up to some limit 100-200 dollars usually and that can't fix it, they will then issue a license tag. That may prove to be the cheapest solution to the problem.

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