Good news, spark on non-firing cylinder.
1. plug keeps getting fouled with oil and gas
2. I bought a compression tester. 0psi on "bad" cylinder and 100psi on running cylinder, this was a dry test only. No point in a wet test if I have zero pounds?
So, I'm searching for an answer so I don't have to pull the head off the engine. I'm not a mechanic!
It looks like a stuck valve (maybe that was that grinding noise, the valve is broken?) or head gasket.
Anyway, should I attempt to use the tractor to do my chores, or is this a big no no (I bet it can't be good)
If I have to pull the engine (I can), it's going to cost me at least $300 at a machine shop to diagnose and fix... for twice the money, I can just order a new engine and replace it myself. Leaving me with a spare to tinker with and learn...
I'm hoping there is some solution in the middle! so, if you guys have any thoughts, I'd appreciate them!
Thanks a bunch.