Hi Guys, I can not get the Motor to run after the install. Motor cranks over well ,but does not start!
Here's brief history of what happened with the car....
6 years ago, I had problem with oil smoke pouring out of the exhaust. Without much of testing, I concluded that it was bad Motor( Yes, I was an idiot). I had spare rebuilt Motor in the garage, so swap the engine over and installed rest of the component(including FMII Turbo kit/ Link ECU) I had in the old motor. Rebuilt Motor turned over and ran at first try. However, oil smoke was still there and found out my turbo seal was bad. With the new turbo, problem was solved. The motor I thought it was bad was the original motor with the car(about 40k when it was pulled) ,so I kept it in the engine stand inside of my garage.
Few month ago, I was greeted by familiar blue smoke ,but this time it was enough to filled the full 6 lane freeway! I made it back to work and did some testing and found out it was the engine this time. After tearing it down, I had broken piston skirts on #3 and #4 cyl.
Since, my original motor wasn't the problem last time, I decided to install that motor back in the car. I took the head off and got it decked and assembled it with new Head gasket, water pump, timing belt, oil pan gasket and ARP studs. Just very basic freshen up on the motor.
After full check list, I cranked over the engine and it sounded normal at crank ,but would not fire up. After few more try, i was greeted with LOUD back fire. I figure it was just giving me hard time b/c motor was dried and sitting for 6 years. After few more tries I gave up b/c all it was doing was cranking and loud back fire at the end.
I took the front of the motor apart and re check the timing. Everything looked good and all lined up well at TDC. Can't find any signs of obvious 'timing set' mistakes.
Here's the list of what I've tripled checked so far:
1. Crank nose notch lines up with TDC mark.
2. At TDC, Both Intake and Exhaust sprockets lines up well to the.
3. Timing belt has 19 teeth between the cam sprockets.
4. Very first (Front of the car) cam lobes are pointing about 3 and 9 oclock and away from each other. After full rotation on the crank, they are pointing at each other.
5. Checked coil pack and it was good ,but swap it with another good one just in case.
6. took the spark plugs out and fire it out side to see if they have good spark, and they did.
7. Fuel pressure gauge reads good and fuel rail has good pressure(Don't ask me how I found that out...lol )
8. Injector relay checked and it's good
9. Fuel return and feed line are not reversed
10. No vacuum leaks....far as I know.
11. Triple checked all of the wiring.
12. CAS swap out with another good one just in case.
13. Link fires up normal and I can hear the fuel prime.
14. Normal oil pressure.
15. Tried to start with starter fluid and greeted with back fire from the intake. Motor did not start at all.
16. drop in the metal rod through the spark plug hole and at TDC, I measured #1 piston was all the way up on it's highest point.
Here's what I have and added to the motor:
It's 1995 BP8C with older FMII kit. GT28R, LINK, 550cc injectors, Fast forward fuel rail...pretty basic stuff.
Something I got new after rebuilt motor broke
1. phenolic intake manifold spacer
2. Gauges for fuel pressure, boost, Water temp, oil pressure and Exhaust gas temp
3. Remote oil filter with oil cooler.
Every signs tells me Timing is 180 degrees off and causing it to not start...,but can not find the reason why...I'm totally out of ideas...can anyone think of any? Please? : (
Some pictures of timing at TDC