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Please confirm the following:
- after the head gasket replacement, the engine will no longer idle...........and on full throttle is does not revv high
you need to check two things:
You have to hold the accelerator all the way down it acts like the engine is flooded and does not run smooth but as soon as you release the accelorator it dies
- timing marks, as wrong timing is likely culprit
- engine compression (on all four cylinders)
It is a six cylinder
sorry for the mistake.....
the engine was running fine until the head gasket was changed.
that is why these two things need checking first, as most likely culprits....as these are in the way of gasket replacing, and can cause exactly this.....
I marked it before it was taken apart and put it back the way it was marked.
what is the timing setting? How far off of top dead center
eventhough....you need to double check........
It does not have a distributor so how will I adjust the timing if it is off. Can I use a timing light to check the timing?
the timing is computer controlled, and is not adjustable
i was referring to the belt timing marks......timing belt....and not ignition timing (although related)
Would it do the same thing if I got the wires misplaced?
are you referring to the ignition wires (HT wires going to spark plugs)?
here is the diagram for these, so you double check:
And the order is: 1 2 3 4 5 6
It is not 1 4 6 3 2 5? (firing order)
the numbering can differ depending on how you name the cylinders (which is 1 and which 2 etc...) however using the diagram above, the order would be: 1 2 3 4 5 6
and here is how to check the timing marks (belt): click here for details
Ok I will try wiring before having to take the motor a part to check timing. Another question, while driving down the road at regular speeds, it does not accelerate rapidly or kick into passing gear to pass. It cuts out but only if lower than a half of tank of gas. What could cause this?
the kick down, is related to the kick down cable adjustment......and the tank of gas thing, is related to the EVAP (fuel vapor cannister, lines, and valve).......
and of course check the firing order before getting to the timing marks....
So if I click accept now I can stil come back and ask more questions once I have actually done the work if needed?
and if you get to the engine compression, be advised that this should be around 12 bars, or 174 PSI
Or does that end this session?
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wiring was right
so next you need to check (as first advised), the timing marks, and engine compression.............i presume there are no air leaks audible, or other visible problems.....