1991 Acura Integra no compression

Tiny
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1991 Acura Integra Automatic

I just bought a 91 acura integra and it cranks but doesn't turn over. I checked timing and it is right on time however when I did a compression test there is no compression. Would a valve job fix that or is there something else it could be?
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Wednesday, May 21st, 2008 AT 11:19 AM

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Tiny
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Did the car over heat? If it did it sounds as if the head gasket blew out.
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Monday, May 26th, 2008 AT 12:09 PM
Tiny
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If all the cylinders have no compression, a valve job would not do unless cause are due to bent valves.

Did you try a wet test to see if the compression increases?

You mentioned timing is ok, so I take it there is nothing wrong with the timing belts as a snapped timing belt would not give much compression.
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Monday, May 26th, 2008 AT 1:00 PM
Tiny
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None of the timing belts are snapped. No I didn't do a wet test. Never heard of that!
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Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 AT 12:59 PM
Tiny
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Not sure if the car overheated. Just bought it.
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Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 AT 1:02 PM
Tiny
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Hi there,

Wet test means pumping some engine oil into the cylinder via the plug holes and testing the compression again.

When you bought the car, was the engine running well?
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Thursday, May 29th, 2008 AT 9:36 AM
Tiny
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No the engine wasn't running at all.
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Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008 AT 11:29 AM
Tiny
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Hi importprincezz,

So you had no idea of the history of the vehicle.

Since the engine might have not been running for a long time, the compression might be missing due to dry cylinders.

Just do the wet test as I mentioned and see if you can get the compression.
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Wednesday, June 4th, 2008 AT 8:58 AM
Tiny
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Okay will do! The only thing I do know is that the car has been sitting for a long time soo that might be it. Thx
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Thursday, June 12th, 2008 AT 11:20 PM

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