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My mitsubishi lancer evolution was in an accident recently

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My mitsubishi lancer evolution was in an accident recently where it turned over onto its roof. The engine is now only firing on 2 cylinders although they all have spark and fuel and the engine is timed correctly, can you tell me what else to try
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  Greg replied 1 year ago.

Hi .

Did you have the spark plugs out after the car was put upright .

Is the check engine light ON when the engine is running .

What year is this Evo

Greg

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I took them out originally, but they have been in the engine while it was awaiting repairsno check engine light on, year is 1997
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
after the car was upright the next morning tried to start it it wouldn't swing i took plugs out and engine oil came from the plug holes, i remove the oil from in the cylinders and then the engine swing and start but only firing on the 2 engines which the coil pack is built onto, spark and fuel from next two but makes no difference if its hooked up or not
Expert:  Greg replied 1 year ago.

Do you know which two cylinders are misfiring .

Are you getting spark to all 4 cylinders .

Greg

Expert:  Greg replied 1 year ago.

You are lucky the last evo that i seen on the roof bent one piston rod when they tried to start

due to oil in the cylinder .

Do a compression test .

Greg

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
1 and 3 misfiring, spark to all 4
Expert:  Greg replied 1 year ago.

Try spraying ether down the throttle body does it run better

or still miss.

Just spray a squirt at a time .

Swap over 1 and 3 injectors to 2 and 4 see if the misfire follow .

Do the compression test .

Greg

Expert:  Greg replied 1 year ago.

You do have the two coil system on top of 2 and 4 cylinder .and wires to 1 and 3

Coil in 4 and wire to 1

coil in 2 and wire to 3.

Greg

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thanks alot all sorted now
Expert:  Greg replied 1 year ago.

Good happy to hear .

All the best and happy motoring .

Rgds Greg

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