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On my Ryobi BC 30 I have done a compression test and the pressure will not hold.

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When testing engine compression it builds up when the engine is turning over and when you stop turning it over the compression tester has a valve in it to hold the pressure reading I think your tester is defective and not holding the pressure reading

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    Thank for the info . Tested on lawn mower work fine.


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Small 2 cycle and 4 cycle engines don't work like vehicle engines. You are on the wrong site.

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