Mechanics

LOW COMPRESSION

2004 Honda Civic

Engine Performance problem
2004 Honda Civic 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 81,000 miles

I took my car to pep boys and they did a compression test. 3 cylinders are at 180 and number 2 is at 150. They also said that there is alot of oil in number 2. I've taken it to the dealer and they could not locate a leak and said that it should not be burning with this low of miles. Pep boys is recommending that I replace the engine, with other components for $2,500. I was wondering if they should be doing more test after reading some of your answers before going straight into replacing the engine?
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Fitz732
July 19, 2010.




Low compression on one cylinder normally points to exhaust valve leaking which requires a valve job not a whole engine

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Rasmataz
Jul 19, 2010.


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