Originally Posted by 88 orangepeel notch
Did you check with a good, name-brand tester? Cheaper compression testers are not reliable. I doubt a good tester will get the #'s you want, but I'm surprised that car even moved with that weak of a motor.
I had a mechanic check it while I watched. I had the same issue on another car with another mechanic. You cannot judge an engine by listening to it.
The seller wanted me to pay for another test, at another shop, rather than acknowledge the problem.
I passed on the car.
Thanks for all the suggestions.