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Old 05-12-2022, 11:09 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

I have to change the spark plugs this weekend and bought a compression tester out of curiosity ..

When testing.. Do I take all the spark plugs out first then do each cylinder?
Is it safe to set the kill switch to off to stop any damage to the ignition system and also my safety?

I read a cylinder shouldnt go below 75% of your highest reading.. From reading online the figures don't really matter just that they are all around the same?

Any advice for a complete novice would be very much appreciated.

Thanks
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Old 05-13-2022, 12:40 AM   #2
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Yes turn the kill switch to off to disable the ignition circuit. Yes remove all of the spark plugs. All cylinders should be within 10% of each other. Compression numbers around 125 psi is an indication of a worn engine, lower numbers are a sign itís time to consider repowering.
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