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Replaced timing chain now won't start. seems like theres no compression

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Did you use the locking kit to lock the engine in place so the timing marking were in the right place. if you don't use the timing kit you can some times just be a mil off and have no compression so no start. you can make a tool to lock the engine in place. now if you did not use one its going to be a bit harder to get the timing right again. you need to get the timing chain off and line the cogs back up to the timing markings on the engine and you any tool that will keep them in place while trying to put the chain back on. then turn the engine over by hand and make sure they line up on 2 full turns and marking/s out you will need to restart it again with the chain off until it lines back up in place, when you think its right then put the engine back together make sure the plugs are out while doing this job as any compression will keep knocking out the timing while you are trying to set it up.

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