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I have reason to believe my valves are bent. How do I check them

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The easiest way is to do a compression test. Install compression gauge into cylinder in place of the spark plug. Crank engine several revolutions. Watch gauge for large first pulse. Record highest reading achieved. Move to next cylinder and repeat through all of them. Bent valve will produce "0" compression.

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