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2000 OBS w rebuilt engine

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

was on.

 

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.

 

this sucks

 

BW

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so what would cause the t-belt to slip?

 

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?

 

Thanks

 

BW

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How many miles on this engine?

 

Who rebuilt the engine?

 

What was replaced at the front of the engine when it was rebuilt?

 

 

nipper

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Shortblock was rebuilt by me :-\

 

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.

 

BW

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Did you replace the tensioners and idlers on the timing belt? A code reader is sort of useless unless the engine starts.

 

 

nipper

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used the ones from the EJ22 engine. They were replaced when the t-belts were last done at 100k.

 

 

RE the OD@ reader, it will tell me if there is something not right in terms of a sensor that keeps it from firing.

 

BW

Edited by s'ko

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Car doesnt start as far as the ECU is concerned there are no codes to read, otherwise every time the car cranks it would throw codes.

 

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.

 

nipper

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well I figured out the no start problem.

 

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.

 

*sigh*

 

BW

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well looks like on the down time of getting the heads redone, I will be getting a set of delta torque cams and clean up the casting marks on the heads.

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