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#1 archemitis

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Posted 28 December 2003 - 08:48 PM

i took a well running ea82 spfi long block, and stuck a carb, and a carb disty, on there, and tried to start it. it runs, but only on one side. i get spark to all plugs, but only the passenger side runs. i am missing something, and am getting frustrated. it starts, but shoots the unburned gas out the exhaust.

sometimes i love subarus, but alot of times i hat them and want to hit them with large hammers!

oh yeah, its a brand new chrome accel coil.

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Posted 28 December 2003 - 08:49 PM

Well, if all 4 plugs are getting spark, then its probably the plugs. Unless the heads are cracked or the gaskets are bad. If thats the case, there will be no compression, and the fuel will not ignite.

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Posted 28 December 2003 - 08:50 PM

Is it possible the pass side belt is broken ?

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Posted 28 December 2003 - 08:53 PM

Sorry, I read your post in reverse...

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Posted 28 December 2003 - 08:58 PM

like i said, i am desperate here.
i have pulled the plugs, and changed them a couple times now. i have even pulled the fuel line, and ran the engine till it dies, so i would not flood it, or foul the plugs.

what exactly happens when you flood an engine? the plugs get wet, and hold carbon, and cant spark under compression right? any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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Posted 28 December 2003 - 09:10 PM

Fouling the plugs is more or less a 2-stroke engine term..
Its from flooding, the plug gets coated in Fuel/oul and won't spark

To reverse this, pull the plug wipe off the excess fuel (plugs should never be wet when you pull then) and then heat the tip of the plug (electrode I beleive) witha lighter for about a minute and then put it back in...

To me, it sounds like your timing belt setup is not correct on the drivers ride..

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Posted 28 December 2003 - 09:14 PM

i will admit i have to have something messed up, but i drove this motor to my house. and it ran great. the only thing i messed with was the disty, but if it was 180 out it just wouldnt run.

everybody tell me the firing order real quick.

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Posted 28 December 2003 - 09:20 PM

and my harley fouls plugs from time to time, and its a 4 stroke. my gf flooded her hatch the other day, and new plugs fixed it.

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Posted 28 December 2003 - 09:20 PM

Recheck your wires. Sounds like you have the wires backwards on the drivers side.

3...4
1...2
Firing order 1, 3, 2, 4

Which I am sure you know. Make sure the wires are correct on the cap as well. Nothing controls side to side firing of the plugs but wire location.

Good luck.

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Posted 29 December 2003 - 05:34 PM

thanks for the help guys. i did forget something. i forgot that my weber float stuck, and filled my lower end with gasoline. that made the engine hard to start, and only ran on one side. and when i say filled, i mean like twice the fluid that should be in the crank case. guess its all clean in there now!
thats the working theory anyway.

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Posted 29 December 2003 - 05:35 PM

oh yeah, im also thinking about getting 1324 tattoed on my forearm




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