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Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by mdlax1, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. mdlax1

    mdlax1 Senior Member

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    So i moved into my new place, my hatch sat for about a week. When i went to move it, she wouldnt turn over.

    Here's what i know.

    1) im getting spark
    2) as far as i know the fuel pump is working (hear it turn on when key is "on")
    3) as far as i know im getting gas (what exhuast does come out from cranking smells rich)
    4) Starter and battery are fine.

    possible wrongs:

    1) water in the lines? snowed twice in that time frame.
    2) it's not the coil, or spark wires, maybe plugs? but their new?

    anyone have any oppinions?
     
  2. Punisher

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    Had this problem with a bad head or head gasket. Worsened to the point it jammed occasionally while cranking. Had flooded/spilled-over coolant tank after every run, emptied out on cooling down and also found coolant in oil.

    Decided not to ponder too hard, dumped only the cylinder head+block and swapped another one in.
     
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    MXDesa Senior Member

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    U said u checked spark and fuel. If you have both then the only other fault is compression. Make sure your plugs aren't soaked with fuel or condensation.
     
  4. mdlax1

    mdlax1 Senior Member

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    well got her to come to the light again.. plugs were pretty fouled out. Aside from that, the mear fact that it sat for 2 weeks in the cold with out being run I think that which ever two pistons were in their down stroke werent building compression because the rings remained compressed. Either way, lesson learned run the car 2-3 times a week for a few mins
     
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