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Take a compression test, head gaskets can
blow between two cylinders and not lose or
If you have readings like:
1)80 2)80 3) 120 4) 120
That would mean blown gasket.
To back it up you can use a two
part compression gauge with a
quick release on it and hook up
a compressed air line and see if
the air blows out of the cylinder
next to it.
Ok lets see:
I'll go with this scenario
1)Your compression is good
2)You have fuel
3)May or may have pulled valve cover
and inspected valve train, if compression
is solid then you may not have
4) You have spark
Have you tried using carb cleaner to start it,
or even starter fluid(although I never recomend that)
that would also rule out water or bad fuel.
If yes and it still doesn't start then I would say the engine
is not breathing.
I have had this happen before when a converter or muffler has
collapsed inside clogging the exaust and not letting the engine
Try dropping the front pipe at the manifold or at the cat, as long
as the pipe is open and then try it.
Sorry that I have held out on releasing the measly $9, but have been waiting to hear back from my mech. He is going to try dropping the front pipe.
Head gasket ok at 130 across the board
40 lbs pressure going to fuel rail
Injectors have pulse.
When plugs are pulled they are dry.
Mech did mention that there are small vacuum lines leading to injectors which he has never seen before, Another possible culprit????
Again sorry for holding the cash, but will release immediately following next reply.
Thank-you for your assist
Don't pay unless your totally satisfied that you recieved
I haven't seen the vacuum lines either, atleast I can't remember
if I have.
I'll look into that and see if I can find out.
Drop the pipe to be sure it is not a problem.
Other things to do:
You said it ran on starter fluid, try running it
on carb cleaner and see if it will stay running,
just keep spraying the cleaner in while it is running.
(do not substitute brake cleaner for carb cleaner, fumes are deadly)
Also it would be a good idea to run a good amount of fuel
from the rail into a jar and get a good look at it to make sure
it is fuel and not water or sludge.
Thanks Steve. We appreciate your input. I will release the funds and keep you posted