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Testing a tdi engine

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I have this tdi engine out of the car. The tensioner came loose and i have no way of knowing if the motor is good or not. Can I do a compression test or leak down test to make sure none of the valves are bent. is there anyway to check it without taking the head off.
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Leak down test can certainly be done with the engine out, just rotate the crank to the right position and do it through the glow plug hole (M10x1.0 thread size).
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