Misfire code and compression problem

Tiny
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  • 2006 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 3.9L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 201,000 MILES
Something is wrong with the engine. Leaving the gas station after a long drive and the car starting losing rpm’s and shaking. It shut off. Starts up barely but will not idle. Engine sounds terrible. Mechanic is saying one bank of the engine seems to be misfiring and no pressure in one of the cylinders. He said when he pulled the spark plug the plug was damaged. It seems odd to have a major engine malfunction like this when I was only going 25 mph.
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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 AT 10:29 PM

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Tiny
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Good morning.

Yes it is not common.

Your tech needs to find out exactly why the compression is low by doing a leak down test. That will tell him where the compression leak is coming from. Then he can make a recommendation and give you an estimate.

It could be a valve, piston or cam related issue.

Roy

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/the-reasons-for-low-compression
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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 AT 3:42 AM

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