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Wrong cam shaft crank shaft timing

The cam shaft was removed put the timing wrong there is no compression on cylinders 1.2and3

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Hmmm check cam and crank pulleys for stamped dot and use straight edge to line up and have # 1 cyl TDC and and both valves closed on #1.............

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