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Author Topic: Any Experience with Compression Restore Additives?  (Read 332 times)

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Offline Chefblair

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Any Experience with Compression Restore Additives?
« on: October 09, 2018, 09:13:58 AM »
I have a box store Poulan Pro that won't start due to low compression. I put new ring on what is a clean, scratch-free piston and cylinder. Didn't change compression at all >:(  What else could be causing top head compression loss? I sealed it up with good liquid gasket and spark plug treads in tight. would love to have her turn over and make the rebuild worth the time and effort. 

There is a product called RVS Power that claims their chainsaw nanotech oil will fill in gaps and restore to near factory specs. Snake oil or worth the $30?  Don't really care about this saw as it gave me 15 years of good service but would like to have it as a back up to my Stihl 28 WB

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Re: Any Experience with Compression Restore Additives?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 11:33:43 AM »
Once they have your $30 they don't care whether it works or not. If a new ring doesn't cure it there must be some serious wear. Have you checked compression with a gauge?
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Re: Any Experience with Compression Restore Additives?
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 12:57:20 PM »
For $28, you can get a new topend. Search web for Partner 350 cylinder. This is for a non strato Poulan (2004 and earlier). A strato Poulan (2005 and newer) topend is AKA McCulloch 842. Costs ~$48.
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Re: Any Experience with Compression Restore Additives?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 05:15:51 PM »
New rings in a old piston with worn out ring grooves won't hold the rings flat to the cylinder wall and not properly seat.
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