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1988 pontiac 6000 head gasket repair

1988 pontaic 600 head gasket repair , its installed and wont start how do I set rockers properly

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  • trevor_leigh Oct 09, 2008

    hello its a 1988 pontiac 6000le 2.5 engine , changed head gasket and it wont start , timing out?

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What engine do you have?

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

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    samson-1 Oct 09, 2008

    If you have spark and fuel the timing may be the problem but the engine should try to run.

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