03-29-2012, 01:31 AM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Blacksburg VA
Total Cats: 0
New motor with not start
After about 4 hours of trouble shooting im lost.
Its a 90 miata that i just rebuild a new motor and dropped it in.
I have compression, i have fuel, i have spark, i have air...... so very lost
It will just sit there and crank not even a shudder or attempt to fire.
Every wire i can find is plugged up. I only have one ground strap on the motor (friend said his 350 wouldn't start until he added a ground strap.)
I did the COP but the wiring matches the thread and all the coil packs spark to the block so im guessing that means the coils work.
i have no idea why i don't get anything just cranking.
im about 99% sure the timing is right i used the FSM to set the timming.
ONLY odd thing at the moment is i can't get a timing light to work. i jumped a spark plug wire off the cly 1 into the block and i can only get the timing light to blink once when you start cranking then once when you stop cranking but the plug is still firing.