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Dodge Stratus: i am a diesel tech bought dodge with 2.4 broak

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i am a diesel tech bought dodge with 2.4 broak belt put in new belt no start pulled head did valve job machinest said valves not bent just carboned up did valve job. installed head now no compression,no start, from what i see timing marks are as close to perfect as i can get. i am sure i am over looking something any help i would love
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  -Brad- replied 2 years ago.
The timing marks are attached.. Are you 100% sure the timing is set correctly?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
yes i have did the beld 4 times and put in different belt just in case . on compression test never yit 15 psi the car has 78000 miles , acts like lifter stock open not suse
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
look just like fig 5 in mitchel. after turning over dozen times to make sure .
Expert:  -Brad- replied 2 years ago.
If you have the timing set correctly and you have 0 psi I would suspect it was run hot and the rings are bad..
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
mostly town driving full of coolant and t-stats look ok can lifters cause this problem.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
are cam gears identical other than 2.0 stamped on reverse side
Expert:  -Brad- replied 2 years ago.
Yes the camshaft gears are the same, just flip them over for 2.0. If the timing is set correctly, and you have the camshafts, lifters, etc all installed correctly and you have 0 psi then either the valves are bent or rings bad.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Brad help here i have been turning wrench 40 years there should be some compression even 1/2 or full tooth off should be something even start maybe run bad . will a wet test on this 2.4 tell if rings i did one leak down before i took the head off held 85psi still had no start and low compression i am stumped . that is why i did the valve job
Expert:  -Brad- replied 2 years ago.
If you have had a valve job and the timing is set correctly then it's a ring issue.. Adding a spoonfull of oil should cause the compression to go up. If it doesn't it's a valve issue.. Let me know
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i will thanks
Expert:  -Brad- replied 2 years ago.
Your welcome.. Let me know if you need anymore assistance..

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