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Post moved to the mk5 section since it's got some technical questions.

You can buy a cheap compression tester off ebay. It might not be 100% accurate but what you're looking for is consistency between cylinders. 700 psi would be way high. The specs are in the FAQ article but about 450-550 is normal for a healthy engine.

Take the valve cover off and do the inspection yourself. It's easy once you know the trick in the writeup on how to position the camshaft sprocket. Do a lobe inspection.

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