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What should the compression be on a Craftsman lawn mower with a 4.5 engine?

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February 8th, 2010

I would like to know what the compression should be on engine model 143.944506.

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Craftsman , Lawn Mowers
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Mark Thomas
We have not checked compression for some time now. The reason we no longer check compression is most engines today have a compression release to ease starting. Most techs are now using a cylinder leak down tester. This tester pressurizes the cylinder and the tech and hear the leak if any. If you only have a compression tester, the pressure should be around 60 psi. Your reading will range depending on how fast you turn the engine over.
by Mark Thomas
February 8th, 2010
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