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 Post subject: ef xr8 wont start after head gasket change
Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:07 pm 
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hey all, having bit of an issue atm. on the way home from powercruise few months ago blew a head gasket and finally just got it all back together yesterday, then wont start.
did the timing with a light so many times, took dizzy out and adjusted crank put dizzy bak in to no avail, so really confused some help would be greatly appreciated
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Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:13 pm 
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Check for correctly earthed engine on #1 short head bolt, spark & fuel. If they are OK, it should start. If one/both don't work, do a fault scan

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef xr8 wont start after head gasket change
Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:16 pm 
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it def has spark checked that, and plugs are wet from fuel. the earth on that bolt wont fit anymore because i put in a arp head stud kit so i moved it to the middle bolt holding the alternator braket to the head. will that not get a good enuf earth??
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Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:24 pm 
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Do you have spark ?? Are you sure the plugs are wet from fuel ??
It should be either spark or fuel ??
Borrow or buy a noid light and plug into an injector connector...
Check that all the loom connections are well pushed in...
Check smartlock or internal / S/L fuse ???

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef xr8 wont start after head gasket change
Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:37 pm 
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yer man its strong spark, yer plugs were completely wet, quite confident that all the plugs are in. think smartlock is fine. seems like timing as its trying to kick over.
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Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:08 pm 
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Are you 180 degrees out with the dizzy?
Remember theres 2 TDC's for one complete engine revolution.
How far was the engine stripped? Did the cam come out for some reason? Or was it just simply heads off, then back on?

 

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 Post subject: Re: ef xr8 wont start after head gasket change
Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:25 pm 
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thats what we thought at first but we switched everything round bout a million times ay. goin to me mechanic wednesday now as i havent had a car for ages and stressing out haha. motor was just stripped down and heads taken off( big job these fuel injected cars)
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Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:52 pm 
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No worries, firing order right aswell?

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:18 am 
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yer i bought one of those car manuals a while ago, pretty handy
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Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:07 am 
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got car bak today all good except one thing, mechanic had same issue but it fixed itself. anyway starts up fine idles fine and revs and drives fine, but after its warm will randomly at idle start goin up and down idlelin all ova tha place and if u turn off then will b hard to start but will. some ideas would be alrite, battery pretty flat but chargin it tonite n see how it goes
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