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About carl1991

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  • Ford Model
    Focus 1.6 Zetec
  • Ford Year
  • UK/Ireland Location
    West Midlands
  • Annual Mileage
    0 to 5000
  • Interests
    General Automotive
    Car Restoration
  1. This has now baffled 2 mechanics?! Timing is correct, fuel ok, no fault codes new crank sensor as one mechanic said it had intermittent spark, how many times should each plug spark when taken out and observed when cranking? i.e., my plugs fire sort of /...../...../...../ should it be more of a ./././././././.... - I imagine that doesn't make much sense but imagine the forward slash to be spark, full stop to be pause, basically should they be firing a lot quicker than they are? Thanks
  2. Haynes never stated anything. Hope i dont hace to remove it!
  3. Getting worried now about flywheel. I have just read online about cars not starting after flywheel replacement.... Flywheel was replaced as for some reason my clutch would not go on the other engine, there were no dowels for the clutch to sit on, so I just swapped them, does the flywheel have to be put back in a certain position?
  4. Yes all connected correctly, thus presuming cylinder 1 is timing belt end? Well and truly stumped. Thanks
  5. Timing set again- now dead on as was very slightly out. STILL NO START?! Will buy a compression tester as it has got to be lack of compression, it has everything else needed to fire
  6. Engine sparks, had injectors out and cranked whilst held fuel Rail and they spray Fine. Will double check all plugs and Wires tomorrow. Thanks for help
  7. My old engine hydrolocked, and threw no 3 rod, so replaced unit. Will try the battery, .any ideas how to test fuel pressure? My rail doesn't have a valve. Thanks
  8. Battery ok but does go flat after cranking a few times, its been on charge overnight will try,again when I'm back. I haven't checked the filter and i haven't got the equipment to test fuel pressure, but I had fuel at the red and white pipes coming through the bulkhead, but plugs were dry, so swapped injectors from old engine- plugs now wet. New air filter as old one was sodden due to flood. Thanks
  9. That's what I thought, I could understand a rough idle. The bar would fit, but only on certain parts of bar ( my timing bar had notch's in it) but to from cylinder wall to wall it wouldn't. I will go back and check all connections again, this has got to be something simple. Thanks
  10. I was going to fit a new belt when engine was out, but couldn't undo pulley bolt! Engine was fitted with a gates powergrip that looked brand new, tensioner was bright clean silver and date wheel said 10/11 date of manufacture. Timing pin inserted and bar on camshafts but couldn't get bar into one of the cam shafts, ever so slightly out I'm talking 0.01 mm out. Would that cause a problem? Thanks for your advice
  11. Unfortunately not, from a breakers as on tight budget, warranted for 30 days though. Everything is there for it to start, you sometimes get a little hope, cranking goes higher pitched, like its just about to start, but then returns to normal cranking Thanks
  12. Hi all, I recently hydrolocked my engine and threw a rod, so I have replaced my engine with another 1.6 zetec se. After 2 days swapping and fitting new clutch and swapping flywheel etc it came the time to start it up... And it doesn't start! cranks fine occasionally makes a cough of life then returns to normal cranking. My old engine was FYDB this new one is FYDA, would that make any difference? I have done the following to rectify: Checked and cleaned plugs. Spark ok. Fitted Crank and cam sensors from old engine Had fuel coming through pipes at bulkhead, but plugs were dry, so used injector rail from old engine- plugs now wet on cranking. Intake manifold fitted from old engine due to sensor. Wiring harness for injectors, idle air valve and above sensor- due to new engine not having sensor. Tried with both coil packs Key recognised upon entry Fuel pump primes. EML on when cranking but goes out but comes back on. OBD Scan showed P0320- Ignition speed? cant remember all of error message, hence swapped crank and cam sensors. Any help very much appreciated- getting close to giving up, don't want to give up :( Thanks