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Old 09-01-2007, 02:21 PM   #1
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i removed the exh mani, and the bolts for the head... and the fuel rail is disconnected. i can lift slightly the passenger rear and driver front, what is holding it to the block?
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There are two bolts that attach the intake manifold to the engine block. 10mm IIRC. You'll see them if you stand at the passenger side wheel and look directly at the side of the engine. As soon as those are gone, the head comes off really easy.
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Yep you gotta unbolt the stuff off the head Tom
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Old 09-01-2007, 04:04 PM   #4
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got the ****** off... um yeah, headgasket, toast. ..closest cylinder to the fr bumper (down) good condition, 2nd closest (up) little oil, 3rd (up, is this supposed to be up or down?) filled with oil and 4th (down) clean. The gasket, covered in oil on both sides. I cleaned both surfaces couldn't get it all off but it's mostly smooth, im gunan start installation in 30 mins.
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Make sure that **** is clean yo, clean surface= good seal you dont wanna do this agian yop
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got it apart and put back it... torqued it down and attaching connections... will update tomorrow.
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if you're gonna work on motors, you need to call cylinders by their number...

Cylinder #1 should be at TDC (top dead center) for ease of reassembly to line up the timing marks. And to answer your question, Cylinders # 1/4 and 2/3 will be up/down together.
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+1 listen to that guy Tom
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well it's all together, set to TDC #1 and i have the cam marks set. I need a damn fuel rail O ring (the little spacer) cause it spits fuel out.
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put her all together and now a fuel injector is leaking.... oh well, guess now is as good as any to put in 305's heh More tuning!
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+1 yeah might as well. If you decide not to the grommets are interchangeable anyway. did you torque it all down correctly, etc. Also double check the Timming belt alignment just to be sure. GL tom
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yeah i tightened em to spec, but the one injector that was spraying wouldnt turn smoothly. Also, the number 4 injector is missing the pintle cap, it was 90% ripped off.
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okay i fixed the fuel spraying issue.

Quick thoughts, since that was all happening i am getting fuel correct?

But it still wont start.

Spark (mech or electrical) or air is waht's left, how do you check for air?
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ps can a lack of back pressure cause a no start? I took the manifold off and have put it on.
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No but not having the Timming belt on correctly will.
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well i will put it back at TDC and take a picture and send it to you, how's that rich
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hey also rich will mixing up the coil pack ECU wires (the plugs on hte back) mess it up? Like cause it to fire in differnet order
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yes it will wasted spark you atleast need to get one coil on the right plugs. Nah so long as you are sure about it i just wanted to reafirm how important it is to have the TB set correctly.
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alrigt, i got the damn camera and im going outside to take a pictuer rich.
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okay now im pissed off.... i turned the crank till my marks lined up, but i'm almost 10 teeth off, i wasnt when i started... SCOTT you need to come up here and help man.

Also, what is the firing order for a 1.8 from the coil pack?
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