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Knocking engine I have a 2000 ranger ,I just replaced heads and head gaskets ,I now have a knocking noise and #3 cylinder plug is burning black ,130 compression on all cylinders ,any imput would help

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  • Bill R
    Bill R Mar 30, 2014

    It does not misfire

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Spark plug wires crosses or timing is too early or octane too low for the higher compression..

Posted on Mar 31, 2014

  • thomas merrill
    thomas merrill Mar 31, 2014

    Black sparkplug means too much fuel injected.

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SOURCE: need cylinder head gasket torque specs.

looks like there is special sequence to reassemble and tightening, a quick note replace any bolts that have two punch marks.tighten as follows: x x x x x 10 4 2 6 8 x x x x x 7 5 1 3 9 torque all down to 15 ft lbs torque to 30 ft lbs plus 90 degrees. Good luck!

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Use no sealer or treatment of any kind. To torque the head bolts you must go in a military rotation.Think of it as a spiral starting with one of the center bolts and working your way out to the ends. The torquing should be done in three stages, fist bring them down to 30 foot lbs. then going from the center again, this time in the opposing spiral, bring them down to 60 foot lbs. And lastly, bring them down to the specified tightness in your manual usually around 85-90 foot lbs. On the thrid sequence return to the original spiral direction that you started out with. Good luck, Dana

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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SOURCE: no compression in one cylinder

Timing belt slipped around cam pulley. Take off your timing belt cover and check the position. This would explain misfiring and compression loss. Stretched belt or missing cogs in belt likely culprit.

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SOURCE: 2004 f150 running on 7 cylinders

IF IT WAS OK BEFORE THE REPAIRS TAKE IT BACK TO THE SHOP.IF A FRIEND(MECHANIC)FIXED IT U NEED TO FIND WITCH CYLINDER IS NOT WORKING. CHECK COMPRESSION FIRST.IF COMPRESSION IS OK SWITCH PLUGS & COIL W/CYLINDER NEXT TO IT.IF THE MISFIRE DOES NOT MOVE THEN DO THE SAME THING W/ AN INJECTOR.THAT SHOULD HELP FIND THE PROBLEM

Posted on May 06, 2009

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Fig. Cylinder head torque sequence-5-cylinder engines



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