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1996pontiac sunfire2.4motor no compression number 2 cylnder

No compression in number 2 cylnder could it be a valve problem

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More than likely is a burnt./bent valve. I would remove the head as sometimes the seat insert becomes loose and results in head work to fix. No compression can also mean broken rings or scored bore so the head will have to come off to determine exactly what happened .

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I wonder did you check your work as you progressed?
Pressure testing the valve seats for instance or even just a paraffin test? A good valve seat is difficult to obtain with the hardened steel seats used for unleaded fuel, especially when using a coarse grade of carborundum paste.

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Low compression on number 2 cylinder


if you have low compression on just one cylinder the possibilities are
burnt valve
bent valve
loose seat insert
broken ring
scored bore
valve adjustment

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1996 pontiac sunfire 2.4 motor low compression number 2 cylnder


Very possible
A cylinder leak down test would
be better to pin point, that then compression test
Go to You Tube Video to understand cyl leak down

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2000 civic ex, three years ago previous owner had burnt valve on number 3 cylinder- garage sent head to machine shop and repaired. Now for me and only about 7,000 miles later it occurring again. Burnt...


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