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I replaced the head gaskets and put back together set the timing manually with compression stroke at #1 cylinder car wont start and blows air out of intake connection to air filter? what did I screw up? how do I fix it? I am just a weekend wrencher!!

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  • calschnurr Apr 17, 2009

    Whats the point in being rude? thanks for not being helpfull and we wonder whats wrong with this country, its people like you who cant write a complete sentence and try telling other people what to do. There is no need for you to be ignorant when someone asks for help. As for your suggestion for tightening there is a specific pattern --not middle towards the end and the timing marks are behind the timing cover wich is not removed for a gasket job!!! so thanks but no thanks!!

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Serious trouble. Distribution belt problem.
Valves opening at wrong interval.
You forgot to line up the timer marks.

Read a basic book next time.
Did you knock the cylinderhead of by leaving one bolt behind and turning it off or did you forget that one to.
Tightening fromm the middle towards the end.
Head always to be regrinded until mininimum because of warp?
Nice to grind in valve seats in as well then. And a few other things.

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  • astrid prieto Apr 17, 2009

    Sorry I am helpfull you are rude. (extremely)

    And the solution is the right one as you write down your problem.

    You are looking at the wrong timer marks.



    30 years experience...........

    I think your self expectations are a bit too high.

    Did or did you not exchange your head gasket?

    What can cause air to blow back?



    1. we time ignition.

    2. we time the valves (how we do this with that camshaft)

    Still no overhead camshaft?



    What is wrong with you?



    Pattern comment still is from the middle idea.

  • astrid prieto Apr 17, 2009

    And if valve (belt) timing is correct then we have leakage over the new gasket. I pointed out two or three further important items.



    Once you are convinced that this is a positive world greater then your country large, feel free to check back.



    Remind you, 30 years of experience at no charge.

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