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Starter won't turn over new higher compression cylinder/ head. Do they make a thicker head gasket or do I have to add another cylinder gasket to lower compression?????
If the battery is in good condition and has the capacity to do the job it should turn over the motor regardless of the compression . Are you sure that the piston is not hitting the head. I doubt if you will get a thick gasket to do the job so 2 gaskets may be the answer. By not hitting the head I mean that you will have a standard head gasket that will overlap into the bore area and the piston is hitting the gasket instead of moving past the lip.
Posted on May 03, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 95 camry won`t start
Have the head gasket torqued to 60psi each bolt? if so, either the spark plug grooves got a crack, or the head is bent due to a past overheat... or overheats. If so, send the head to a machine shop and have it leveled out, and replace all gaskets replaced when putting back on. That includes, manifold, header, and head gaskets, as well as the oil seals and O-rings. Hope this will help you.
Posted on Aug 23, 2008
ok, its time for a radiator flush. there is major sludge in the internals of this radiator. Make sure the thermostat is in the correct position as well. I've seen many cars come into my shop with the thermostat inserted backwards.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
Sound like an air / vacuum leak to me.
Re-check for an air leak on #2 cylinder inlet manifold.
Use a propane torch (unlit, of course) to flood propane gas around inlet manifold/head flange & gasket area.
If there is any change in idle speed during this test you have a vacuum leak.
Posted on Aug 18, 2009
OK!... did you do a cylinder 'leak down test'?.. .if not, do it! If any 'unacceptable' leakage, have the head REDONE! NOW!.. you must BE SURE the valve timing is accurate!... Go to www.hmaservice.com and register( Vehicle by VIN). Afterward, you have access to shop manuals, service bulletins, wiring diagrams, etc. about your vehicle.
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
Blue smoke means that the cylinder is burning oil with gas/diesel. White smoke means that the engine is cold and excess fuel is being burnt. It means that the cylinder is having worn out rings.They need a change. Also check the engine oil level as well. It may be going low gradually.
Posted on Jan 01, 2010
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