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If the dollar bill test is accurate, it sounds like you have a burnt exhaust valve. No need to do a leak down test, a cheap compression tester with a screw on hose will do the job. If you do a leak down, it would show if the leak in at a valve or at the rings.

If an exhaust valve was adjusted too tight, you can burn a significant hole in it. There are worse things, just not if you were wanting to go for a quick drive. If you keep driving it and drop a valve, that is when things get super expensive.
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