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Trouble after head gasket replacement.

Old 08-07-2013, 05:36 AM
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Default Trouble after head gasket replacement.

Last week, my 1991 EX was having starting problems. Every time I turned it over it would rev up then die immediately. I pulled out the plugs and in cylinders 2-4 they were covered in oil. I thought valve seals but since I had the plugs out I went ahead and tested the compression. I got 125 PSI in cylinders 2-4 and 85 PSI in cylinder 1. I went ahead and replaced the head gasket along with the seals. After I got everything put back together, it won't start. It will not even catch. The compression in each cylinder is right around 110 PSI, I have strong spark and the timing is right on. After I try to start and then pull a plug, it is covered in gas and I am not sure if that is normal. I am thinking that it might be an electronic problem. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Old 08-07-2013, 07:59 AM
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Check ECU for codes. Did you remember to reattach the little vacuum hose for the MAP sensor on the firewall?

110 psi isn't very good. The rings may be worn out.
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