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Purchased car 3 months ago from a mechanic who overhauled engine. 5000 miles since overhaul. I think 80000.
No. There are oil flow sensors on both cylinder heads. My next plan was to remove the power steering pump to get the driver side sensor out. Not sure how to check.
The mechanics daughter traded the car in. The purchase was from a dealer as is. I read somewhere that there is plastic parts in the cam timing belt gear that could also be the problem. Hard to find parts.
I already pulled valve cover and verified camshafts timing. Both cam gears and all timing marks are correct. Everything turns and nothing is broken.
Yes. no compression. Both cams are intact. When I pressurize each cylinder with air it seems to go out the exhaust on all 3 cylinders even with the camshafts lobes off the push rods. Assumed all 3 exhaust valves were either
bent or floated open
The valves are fine. The problem was with the vvt timing belt gear and sensor like I thought. Pulling the head was a waste of time and $29 for your poor advice.