Did you fully warm up the motor 1st...??I followed the procedure in the manual, i.e. relieved and disabled the fuel system, pulled the control wire harness plug from the distributor and then continued to take out all four spark plugs. Threaded in the gauge adapter, put the pedal to the metal and turned the key.
When you disabled the fuel system, did you only pull the fuse from the fuel pump without running the lines dry..??
Did you physically remove the inj harness' from each injector..??
not really a cold motor will also give out low readings, the key is that they are ALL the SAME...My compression readings were quite low, in the 130 psi range, which I attribute to the slow cranking speed.
it seems like your forgetting a step and hence why you are experiencing the same issue on 2 different motors..The funny thing is that the same thing happened when I checked compression on my 96 Honda Civic. Essentially the same procedure, disable fuel system and ignition, full throttle, turn key, and it cranked very slowly. Again, cranking speed returned to normal after the test.
Any idea why this happens and how to achieve normal cranking speed when checking compression?
the motor needs to be fully warmed up
after fully warmed up, leave it on and pull the fuel pump fuse till she shuts down
disconnect each inj harness from each inj
disconnect the dizzy
remove all spark plugs...
Now your crank should have NO resistance to it while turning other than the weight of the pistons and rods but nothing should be holding you back & you should now be able to take a socket and put it on the crank pulley bolt and just turn away...