Lots of possibly meaningless background, can skip to the bottom for actual troubleshooting.
So, long story short - I turbo'd the car last spring, spun a bearing, rebuilt with M-tuned rods, honed cylinders and put in new piston rings. Reassembled and car started right up. Let it idle for about 1/2 hour to break in rings, then took it up to about 3000 rpms in increments and let it idle some more. I went inside to get a drink. When I came out it had died and wouldn't start again.
At that time I was living with my parents and there was this other girl living there with no car. I was ok to just let it sit for a while so she wouldn't ask me to use it. Then, my wife and I bought a house in January, I had shoulder surgery in March, we had another baby in June, and one more shoulder surgery in August. The car has just been sitting in my driveway this whole time with a fresh engine that wasn't working.
I finally decided to get back into it a couple weeks ago. Bought a new battery and installed and it started right up. Unbelievable!
The registration has long expired, so I pulled the turbo off to remove that variable while tuning the MS to pass emissions. Back running N/A, I drove it around the neighborhood a couple times and let it idle a bit more. Total running maybe an hour since it started again.
So, Monday I went to the DMV and got a temp tag (2 weeks) to get it on the road long enough to hopefully get it running clean to pass emissions testing. I was all excited and started her to warm up while I was putting the temp tag on. Hopped in the car and it died.
Car cranks, can hear fuel pump and can hear fuel flowing in the rail, threw a timing light on #1 and saw about 18-20* BTDC while cranking. Bought one of those lights that you put on the ign wire and the bulb flashes while cranking (although it seems dim. Not sure how they're supposed to look). I thought it might be the injectors not opening, but I can smell raw fuel after cranking for a few seconds. I also see the PW in TS showing I think 7.3 while cranking.
I'm stumped. My next tests will be compression just for fun and will pull a plug to see if it maybe just doesn't have enough juice to arc.
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