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RIGHT IVE CHANGED MY HEAD GASKET GOT IT ALL BACK TOGETHER ON MY SPORTTRAK AND I CANT GET THE ENGINE TO FIRE SO I CHECKED FOR COMPRESSION WITH THE TESTER I GOT NORMAL 13 BAR ON NUMBER 2 3 4 BUT ON NUMBER ONE CYLINDER I GOT 6.5 BAR COULD THIS BE THE VALVE CLEARENCE HAS I NEVER CHECKED FOR THAT OR COULD I HAVE GOT THE TIMING BELT ON WRONG SOMETHINGS WRONG EVEN WITH 6 BAR IT SHOULD FIRE HELP NEEDED

compression

could be several i think, head gasket sealed properly? check if the piston ring is worn? check the valves? im no expert but iv had all these probs relating to non firing engine.

Oh Dear !!

2004 Sirion 1300 4 Track. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape much.

Did you have the head checked for cracks or warps?
If not cracked it could need skimming to make sure it is bang on.

As the head was off did you ream the valves to make sure they seal ok?

Other wise all your hard work goes down the pan.

Good luck.

Bob.

2003 Sirion Rally 4. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape Sirion much.Sorry.

180 degrees out.

If you removed the distributor and then turned the camshaft, there is every possibility the distributor is firing on the exhaust stroke - 180 degrees out.
1. Remove no 1 spark plug
2. Finger over the hole and turn the engine [push in gear] and feel the pressure increase withing no 1 pot. Keep turning until the cylinder head is at maximum height.
3. Remove the distributor cover. Trace number-1 lead to the distributor cap. Is the rotor arm pointing to no-1 cylinder lead?
4. If 'no' then remove and refit the distributor so the rotor points to no-1 lead. Then adjust/set to the timing marks on the fly wheel - use a 12v bulb across the points or if engine starts, use a strobe light.

Compression down on no-1 cylinder could be a problem. You will need to remove the head and look for cracks or damaged valve. There is a chance the valve is burned or unseated.

shes a runner

i got the sporty going just to let you know thanks for the replies i was 180 out and to be honest 1 TOOTH ON THE TIMING BELT ALL I GOT TO DO IS FIT MY NEW KENLOWE AND ME SHOCKS AND AWAY TO GO TIDY

KING

Well done.

2004 Sirion 1300 4 Track. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape much.

This is what this site is for.

Keep em coming.

I learn things all the time on here.

Now It's early Friday Afternoon and it is Five O'clock somewhere - So I'm off for a Pint.

Cheers, Bob F.

2003 Sirion Rally 4. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape Sirion much.Sorry.