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car quit on me
Posted 21 September 2009 - 09:30 AM
was driving to work this morning & the car cut out
I have about 200 miles on the engine
was not working it hard.
I think I heard a screeching noise before it cut off.
not 100% certain b/c the radio
now the engine will turn over, but it's a fast rotation.
pulled t-belt cover & the belt is on. can't tell if the timing jumped.
everything was running great before it happened
will b able 2 give more info when i have my tools.
Posted 21 September 2009 - 05:59 PM
Posted 21 September 2009 - 06:22 PM
Posted 22 September 2009 - 01:21 AM
I was not accelerating hard. I was cruising at 3500 rpms.
T-belt was not new but had about 30k on it.
In terms of checking for a bent valve. After checking the timing, a compression test should show it it's bent right?
Posted 22 September 2009 - 10:14 AM
Who rebuilt the engine?
What was replaced at the front of the engine when it was rebuilt?
Posted 22 September 2009 - 03:20 PM
New bearings, new rings,
old pistons and rods.
EJ25 shortblock had about 140k on it.
EJ22 heads had 129k on it. I took the heads off the shortblock w/a bad bearing. Cleaned off the mating surface, used a multi-layered metal headgasket and old head bolts
Used the old OEM timing belt b/c it only had 20k on it. Used EJ22 water pump and the EJ25 oil pump.
Have my code reader. will pull the codes Thursday.
Posted 22 September 2009 - 03:28 PM
Posted 22 September 2009 - 04:03 PM
RE the OD@ reader, it will tell me if there is something not right in terms of a sensor that keeps it from firing.
Edited by s'ko, 22 September 2009 - 04:09 PM.
Posted 22 September 2009 - 04:21 PM
Posted 22 September 2009 - 04:24 PM
the code reader is just a tool, NOT the answer to all questions. You still have to do good old fashioned diagnoses to troubleshoot.
Check the timing marks before you try to crank the engine again. You can make a bad situation worse.
Posted 25 September 2009 - 12:16 AM
timing definately jumped and it looks like the driver's side cam is sticking. I have yet to pop off the heads on this to determine it it's only one side or both.
The first indication that something was amiss was that these little pieces of rubber fell out when I removed the t-belt cover.
Most likely then t-belt might has jumped w/deceleration and then the pistons hit the valves.
What's the likelihood that I will need to replace the pistons as well. I was on the freeway with the engine at 3k rpms.
Posted 25 September 2009 - 09:23 AM
Posted 25 September 2009 - 09:47 AM
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