Kia Troubleshooting Questions? Ask a Mechanic
Hello, maybe I can help. What do you mean you bled out the pucks? When you re-installed the head did you see that all of the valves were closed?
Ok so if you installed the head correctly with a new gasket and new bolts, there are only a couple things that could cause no compression. One would be that the lifters are shimmed wrong and so badly wrong that the valves are hanging open. The other is that the timing is off. Are you sure that the timing is on 100%?
Is this the older body style or the newer? Is there a chain on the opposite side of the timing belt that drives the other cam or is there 2 cam gears on the timing belt side?
Alright give me a minute to check into some things.
Ok, I think this isn't possible if I remember correctly but just thinking maybe the cams are in the wrong position, make sure the cam with the I on the gear is on the left side of the engine and the E is on the right side of the engine. If they are in the correct place, I'd like you to do a wet compression test. If you still have no compression the only other option I see even though it sounds ridiculous is that there is either no head gasket, or the head is severely warped.
Yes just a small amount. Do each cylinder and get back to me. Thanks
So you have 0 compression on all cylinders? absolutely 0?
It doesn't stay at 30 after you stop cranking the engine over?
Well if it drops to 0 then something in the gauge isn't working. Try replacing the valve if you can. Have you tried to start the car?
If it jumps to 30 and drops back down to 0 it isn't functioning properly, it should stay at 30. Can you do a leak down test