Re: 4AGE start problem after build
OK - dried the plugs. Only one was really wet. Some of the plugs are definitely burning something (they are black) but the engine still doesn't want to fire. Ignition timing is showing 10 degrees BTDC.
So, I never was sure about the cam timing, as posted before. The zero marks on the Blox gears put them a bit off from the original gears. I wanted to stick with the OEM but I was worried about the 0.8 mm head skim.
I tried moving them from what I think was advanced to retarded. The engine didn't run. BUT I tested the compression and got 90 PSI on cylinder 1. So I put them back the other way but a bit more than I had them before and got 130 PSI.
So, lined up left 120 PSI, right 90 PSI, back further left 130 PSI.
It looks as though I need to keep going left.
I do assume that both cams should be set the same, as with OEM pulleys. The length of belt between them has not changed.
Please, any thoughts welcome.
Hil's car all the way!