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#1 belizeanbus

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 08:31 PM

I was hoping there would be no hangups after coming this far. I rebuilt an EA82 and put it in my Loyale... I went to start it, and it just turned over and over. My first assumption was...timing problem. So, I went over that again and again.

I 've aligned the distributor with the #1 cylinder at 0 TDC, and I've tried it at 8 BTDC at the suggestion of the board. I've tried it again and again and I'm certain I've got the firing order correct. No dice.

I'm fairly certain it's not the timing belts, because I've done that job multiple times. I think I've got it down.

The engine turns over with no problem, so the only thing I can think of is that it is not getting gas. I don't see why it wouldn't since I left the injection system intact.

Anyone have any ideas? I'm anxious to get this thing on the road...

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#2 GLCraig

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 08:57 PM

Have you verified that you are getting spark?

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 09:01 PM

I'm with my folks in San Diego till monday, i may be able to swing up on saturday or sunday if you need an extra pair of eyes/hands.

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 09:01 PM

Have you verified that you are getting spark?


Negative... Sorry if this is a lame question, but, how???

And what does it mean if I am not? Bad coil? Bad distributor?

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 09:11 PM

I'm with my folks in San Diego till monday, i may be able to swing up on saturday or sunday if you need an extra pair of eyes/hands.


NoahDL88: Thanks for the offer. Don't feel the need to interupt the family gathering just to help a board member...I'm sure I'll get this thing figured out one way or another. But, if you feel like getting away, the assistance would definitely help... We're actually having a bit of get together here in the mountains saturday evening,... you're more than welcome any time. PM me if you'd like.

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 09:16 PM

Well it takes three things to run an engine, fuel spark and air. Go back and double check your timing belts. A quick check is to take sure your hand id getting pulled into the intake manifold instead of getting pushed out. Before you do this make sure your coil is dissconnected. You really do need to look at the blets, if your off one tooth it wont run.

Check and make sure all your electrical connections are in place, and make sure you have spark. Basically remove a spark plug wire and stick a insulated screwdriver in it.Hold the metal shaft of the screwdiriver about 1/8 - 1/16 of in inch from the engine and you should have a nice strong blue spark. Next Use a test light on a fule injector connection, and it should flash indicating that there is a signal to the injector. If those work check to make sure your fuel pump is running.

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 10:41 PM

You can also test to see if it's not getting fuel by pouring a little bit through the throttle body and then trying to start it. You can use gas, or spray some carb cleaner or brake parts cleaner. I don't recommend starting fluid, as it's hard on engines.




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