I am at my wits end with the Vanagon Conversion I am doing. I used a 2001 Outback EZ30 6 cylinder engine from an LLBEAN model. Its been a long time since I asked a question here but I know you guys do these swaps too.
It will start on starter fluid but it will continue to run as well. ONce its running its fine but as soon as you shut it off it won't restart without the carb cleaner helper.
I think its the crank position sensor and the troubleshooting seems to confirm it but previously it had no fuel pressure and it would revent to the tank or atmosphere after 5 or less minutes the pressure would be 0. Countless other problems but strangely enough no problems with my wiring or anything I did just consequential stuff. I have solved the fuel pressure problem with a new pump and chucking the VW charcoal canister but still can't get it to run.
In other words I probably had 5 problems before and might be down to this last one but the 4 previous ones have cooked my ego a little.
The FSM says the resistance of the crank sensor should be between 800-1300 K Ohms but this one registers 1850....but strangely enough the one on my backup engine also reads that. I don't know its any good since I got the whole thing at the salvage yard out of a non running car and it would make sense that someone couldn't solve this on a car too but I keep wondering.
Anybody else able to confirm that number from another FSM other than the 2001 model version? I don't want to drop $100 on a sensor if it isn't going to solve it. All the same the symptoms sure make sense.