A week ago I noticed one of the cylinders was down in compression and before it got worse I decided to change the head gasket to see if it would bump the compression up. A week later the job is done but the car won’t start. At this point I can’t figure it out. Some of the possible causes;
– Fuel not getting there: I can cleary the fuel being pumped by the carburetor to the intake manifold. When I remove a spark plug sometimes and can see some smoke also so I suppose the fuel is getting there;
– Air not getting there: I think this isnt even a problem, the system is so simple I’m sure it has air enough;
– Damaged spark plugs: I changed them weeks before this and I can clearly see the spark in all 4 of them when testing them;
– Head gasket poorly replaced: I have check the compression on all cylinders and they are all very close to 120 psi, so I think the replacement was successful (I know I should just checked this with the engine hot and after a few kilometers but the car wont start);
– Timing belt out of time: I’m confident that it is on time, when doing the job I blocked the flywheel. When double checking after not starting both the flywheel and cam shaft are in the right positions. For this car model, from what I read, it has to align the flywheel hole and the cam shaft hole.
At this point I’m out of ideas. I’m confident that I plugged all the eletrical wire back too, if not which cables can stop me from starting the car? I read something about the crank shaft sensor but I think this model doesnt even has one.
I hope that someone can help me with this as it is my only car and I need it for work.
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