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Old 11-16-2017, 04:29 AM
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Yeah those compression readings don't meant the engine is toast, they just mean that cylinder #3 and #8 aren't very happy cold. Warm might be a different story... but if not then there are more serious issues. Test again when warm once you can start her.

I would check the spark and go from there - it should be a bright blue spark. If it doesn't have spark replace the coil, these can and do fail regularly. Don't spend big on a coil, either, buy one locally and if you can get one with a warranty then that is perfect.

If the new coil doesn't work then try looking at the distributor and its pickup coil and/or module. Depends exactly what you have under there.

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OK. The distributor is stock with an aftermarket pointless kit. Later today I will drain the oil and refill with fresh oil while looking for metal shards in the old oil. Will try to fill new filter as much as possible but it goes on at a rather steep angle. I purchased a new coil and will give it a try to start.

I probably should drop the pan but I am anxious of opening up pandora's box. Wish me luck in not being overly stupid.
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You don't have to totally fill the filter. Usually about three pours to the top will be enough for a quiet start and a normal rise from the oil pressure gauge needle. Some may still spill out, but not like if you'd totally filled it...
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