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Yes, you did the right thing to find TDC - what I do is take the tappet cover off, turn the engine with the recoil starter , when the intake valves close, bring it to TDC and adjust the valves there. Is there oil in the oil tank? The noise could be a rough spot in the cylinder caused by rust from setting and that would account for a low compression reading too. I suggest you just run it for awhile to see if it gets worse, better or no change. If it gets better or no change, just ignore it and continue to runt monitoring oil consumption and noise intensity. If it gets worse quickly, have to tear the motor down to find out what's going on.