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#16 stewart_2004

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 09:20 AM

HI Gaz I turned the engine over by hand about 4 times. I have fully charged the battery and when I crank it im getting 10V on the volt meter. I will try and take the plugs out and see what happens.

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 04:42 PM

Last night I had a play with the car to see if I could get it started first thing was I checked the earh leads all looked clean starter motor cables were secured ok. tryed to start the car I could hear the fuel pump kicking in, but still the cams spin slow this time it made a few popping noises along the way. So I removed the plugs and tryed to turn by hand still seemed ok. tryed to crank car with plugs out to see if that speeded things up but still no joy. Removed the rocker cover and cheked the timing marks & they looked as if they were alligened correctly.

I made a few videos to show whats actually happening sorry for poor quality It was on my phone.

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 06:57 PM

That sounds terrible :( Doesnt seem like the engine is turning over slow tho. Have you tried a compression test? Do you know if your getting any oil pressure?

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 12:26 AM

Could be cam or crankshaft problems internally !!!! best way to find this out is to drop the sump and check for metallic particals or whole pieces of metal, from your video it sounds terrible !!!!! maybe best off with a second hand engine !

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 11:45 PM

Hi how can I see if im getting oil pressure ? i will do a compression test tomorrow.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 06:02 PM

Its just like doing a compression test. Only you take out the oil pressure switch instead of the plugs.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 10:55 AM

Thanks gaz can I just use my compression tester for the oil aswell then ?

Also is it the switch near the oil filter ?

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 10:09 PM

I tried to do a compression test on the car tonight but for some reason my Gunson tester wont screw into the focus spark plug holes even though it looks the correct size. this is the tester I have

http://www.halfords....tegoryId_165557

So then I tryed to check the timing and set the cams to TDC as I purchased the laser camshaft tool and crankshaft pins to see if everyhing was timed ok. In the haynes it says to align both cams and then lock them with the tool but I cant seem to get mine to both line up The front cam which I take it its the exhaust seems to be always abit off when the rear cam cut out it horizontal no matter how hard I try the wont line up am I doing something wrong ?

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 08:15 PM

If you p.m me with your email address and the engine code I can send you everything you need to know about timing the engine up. The oil pressure switch should be on the side of the block somewhere. Never changed one so cant say where exactly. But I can try find out for you.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 09:31 AM

HI Gaz thanks for that were will I find the engine code ?

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 06:03 PM

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 10:27 PM

Nice one Gaz I will have a look in the morning.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 11:00 PM

Please can someone tell me where the timing mark which is shown on the pic. Is it on the sump somewhere ?
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Posted 21 March 2009 - 06:36 PM

Turn the crankshaft to TDC on no.1 cylinder. The timing mark should be aligned like in the pic (2)

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 09:38 AM

Thats the problem Im having I can see the two marks on the crankshaft pulley but I cant see where it needs to be aligned to. is it a mark on the sump or engine block ?

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