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1996 Ford Escort Wagon, 1.9L, 5 Spd, no compression #4 Cyl

Got your response to my original question. Although I don't agree with your comments about burnt valves or broken rings. As I previously stated, car ran fine one day then the next it had loss of power. These conditions you stated would present themselves over a period of time, not immediately. With average compression of other three cylinders at about 155 psi I find it difficult to believe that these conditions could suddenly appear and cause a compression reading of "0". As for my understanding of a blown head gasket, isn't it a direct result of an overheated engine? I'm located in Mystic, CT., the last few days have been in the high 20's to low 30's. The car actually had been running cooler than normal when this condition occurred. Say for the sake of conversation, a blown head gasket could be the culprit, what would be your suggestion to CONFIRM this condition?

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I would suggest you remove the spark plug wire one at a time and if the car really miss bad take that plug out and screw in a compression tester and that will tell you if you have a bad head or not also make sure from auto zone or napa if you do not have a repair manuel what the compression should be

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