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03 escape knocking and low oil press at low rmp

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I have a 2003 escape and it started knocking and at low RPM the oil pressure light comes on. I know it is a serious engine problem, has anyone experianced this before and exactly what was the damage? I did a compression test and #2 cylinder was lower than the rest, i put some oil in the cylinder and it brought the compression back up. I talked to my buddy who is a mechanic and he thinks it is aconnecting rod bearing. any other ideas? I am just trying to decide if it is worth fixing or if I will sell it for parts as is.
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Not trying to be a wise guy but is the oil to the correct level? How many miles? Has the truck been maintained properly as far as oil changes and such?
If it is a con rod bearing as you think, the knock will be very loud. If it is, I would,as others have suggested, get it repaired right away. The longer you wait, the more damage.
This isn't a very common problem.
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