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SOLVED: Suddenly- No Compression!

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I've fiddled with the manual decomp lever. I loosened it completely to make sure it is out of the loop. Is that the surest way to make sure the manual decomp is disengaged? Will start further diagnosis once I make sure this is not the problem.

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Check the lever on the engine, make sure it is all the way back

If it isn't the manual decompressor, it could be the automatic decompressor.

Try roll starting it down a hill, that might knock it loose, otherwise, you'll need to pull the valve cover to inspect.

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If bump starting it doesn't work and it is the auto decomp, try removing the center cap in the stator cover, put a socket wrench on the bolt and turn it clockwise several revolutions, opposite of normal rotation.

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Ok, I just bump started it on the hill outside my house and it started right up. After it warmed up, I cut the engine and the compression feels normal. Lesson learned.  You's guyz are the best.

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Ok, I just bump started it on the hill outside my house and it started right up. After it warmed up, I cut the engine and the compression feels normal. Lesson learned.  You's guyz are the best.

That is always the problem! Good on ya for finding it.

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