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will it hurt my 98’ forester to drive it when one cylinder has no compression? They tell me it needs a valve job for 2,500. They already put a mass air flow sensor in, and replaced plugs and wires. Still got the miss, but I need the vehicle. Thanks

This is sort of like asking if it is OK to run on a broken leg. Things will only get worse if you do. Depending on the condition of the rest of the car it may be time to pack it in.

Did someone actually test the compression with a gauge? What were the specific numbers, in psi, found in each cylinder?