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New engine just looking for suggestions, just dropped a new motor in my friends 84 rabbit, it is getting spark, and it is getting gas, but it wont start!!! we have tried many things, eg: looked at the fuses, tested the battery, tested the fuel pump, and much, much more but this car just wont start... any ideas?

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Is the gas being injected into the cylinders though! Try spraying easy start or the like into the intake, and see if it starts briefly.

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