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Toyota caldina cranks but does not start

Cylinder head bent, skimmed, replaced cylinder head gasket and spark plugs

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Check your timing belt. Also your rods. If the timing belt slipped, you could have thrown a rod which may be why the cylinder head was bent.

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If you are pretty sure the timing is right Check for vacuum leaks

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SOURCE: 2004 Toyota Tundra spark plug

The causes for spark plugs leaving the cylinder head are as follows:
1. The threads in the cylinder head were compromised, as in cross-threading.
2. The spark plug, when replaced, was not tightened down properly (like only 2-3 threads in)
3. A combination of the above.

Whe the plugs are fully seated in the cyl heads, and are at the proper torque, it would be extremely RARE for the plug to be jettisoned by the compression of the pistons. You only have roughly 175-185 PSI compression, this will NOT defeat the retention of the threads. Look at the hole in the head...How may threads are damaged? If it is just the end of the hole, the plugs was not in "all of the way". If ALL of the threads are bad, the plug was inserted improperly, and damaged the threads in the head. Rethreading (a "heli-coil") will correct you condition, if properly done.
Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: engine check light read p0171 and p0420, noticed a leak of engine oil on cylinder 2 area of head gasket when checking the sparks plug, is that the cause?

may be oil feed to cylinder head replace gasket

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SOURCE: How to rethread spark plug hole in cylinder head?

First, go in corner and cry. Second, grab a good strong drink. okay ready to start....Cylinder head SHOULD come off. The reason behind this is that when you re-thread the hole, the fillings from the tap will go into you combustion chamber (BAD). Best place to go to get the tool would be your local auto parts store. they may have kits there that you can buy. If you don't want to take the head off. could try and sticking a vaccum beside it and hope that it gets most of the stuff

hope that helps, good luck

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SOURCE: Have a 2003 Taurus, 3.0 engine that has a misfire

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.

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SOURCE: Mercedes 124 series 230e broke timming chain and

This is because of imprper timing, ask the service man to open the head and fix the timing of crank and cam proprly, there could be no other reason for that, hope this will solve the problem

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Is the radiator water lever down?
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oil in spark plugs indicates that the cylinder head gasket is leaking and allowing oil to seep into the cylinders. if engine is running you will also have blue black smoke from the exhaust.
alteratively the piston rings are so worn that too much oil is passing them and spraying up on the spark plugs but that is not normal on all cylenders at the same time maybe only the one. also there would be a very low compression when checked with a compression guage.

second check is to remove the oil filler cap and see if it has a white emulsion on it this also indicates that the coolent water antifreeze is mixing with the oil at the cylinder and causing this.

the fix is to have the cylinder head removed and the gasket replaced, to ensure the head is not warped and skimming on a lathe is also a good idea.

if this is the original engine then at 16 years old it maybe time to replace for a recoditioned engine or a new one if the rest of the car is in good order.

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