89000 miles. Thermostat stuck shut, head gasket blew.
Removed head, machined, replaced HG, new bolts, etc. I did not remove the VVT hub from the cam. I marked the vvt hub but did not lock the cams.
Reassembled head, followed marks. Turned engine
by hand through several full cycles. No resistance, binding, or clearance issue.
Car spins but will not fire. It spins a few times then stops spinning. Turn key again, same thing again. Short bursts of spinning, very small cough, then starter disengages. After 3 or 4 of these, it will do something very odd...the starter will spin and even if you let go of the key, it will spin anyway. Key is not in position III but starter remains engages. Can't figure this out. Someone suggested lawnmower syndrome. I have fuel pressure.