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Just put on new heads lifters all new gaskets and everything

Customer Question

just put on new heads lifters all new gaskets and everything torqued to specs,but cylinder 2 has 0 compression lower end had only 168k
JA: Is this your first time dealing with this issue? What size is your engine?
Customer: no I am a retired mechanic but have not dealed with many Subaru`s it is the 92 ea82 1.8
JA: What is the model of your '92 Subaru?
Customer: loyale
JA: Are you fixing your Loyale yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes, and we ran a compression test all around all cylinders tested to specs.replaced heads,lifters,oil pump,and all gaskets.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: not that I can think of?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 1 month ago.

Hi welcome to just answers my name is ***** ***** all the other cylinders have over 100 psi?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 1 month ago.

did you make sure all the pistons whre down not at top dead center before installing the head?

Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 1 month ago.

if you didnt then the valve on that side of the head bent and will need replacing.

Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 1 month ago.

sorry no phone calls , but we can continue texting.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
THIS IS NOT AN ITERFERANCE ENGINE YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PUT CYLINDERS AT TOP DEAD CENTER
Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 1 month ago.

if this engine is a DOHC 2.5 yes it is.

Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 1 month ago.

sorry my mistake you have a 1.8 liters yes is none interference engine let me opt out and let another expert help you.

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

Did you do a wet compression test on #2 also?