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Had the head and head gasket replaced. now it seems like all cylinders aren't working.have any idea what's wrong?

It was losing power before I had any work done on it.

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Have a compression test done to check for bent valves
It is common for people to refit the head and cam shaft/s then attempt to turn the cam shaft or crank to get the valve timing right not realising that that causes valves to be bent

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Sounds like something moved during the replacement phase. make sure the valve timing is correct

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