Just as the title as. 1999 Outback wagon. At some point in time the car received a 96 2.5 swapped in(original engine probably kicked the bucket). We bought it for 500 bucks with a bad rod bearing. We rebuilt the engine, which ran with the bad rod bearing, but now after rebuilding it, it wont start.
Everything is good so we dont understand why it wont start. We have fuel, spark, only checked number 1 cylinder but 110 compression, no vacuum leaks or disconnected lines, MAF is intact and clean, No codes, 40psi fuel pressure while cranking.
Here's some things i noted. Pulled a wire and did a spark test. what should the spark look like? ours was kinda orangish. used a timing light and found its sparking at 10 degrees BTDC, and the damn thing appears to be flooding. Also, we pulled 3 of the plugs out and heated em real good with a torch and reinstalled them, and using a little bit of starting fluid, it still wouldnt fire. whats going on? i'm loosing it with this car.
OH, and it wouldnt build any fuel pressure when we first got so its now got a new fuel pump. And its tried to fire up a twice, but immediately sputters and dies.
Edited by soobie_newbie67, 12 November 2013 - 01:45 PM.