Engine no-start troubleshooting.

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Engine no-start troubleshooting.

Postby Drift_240 on Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:44 am

Hello. so today on my project i was hooking up the last of the stuff to my engine. I tried jump the car but as of yet no luck on getting it to start. The car has sat about 10 months without running and now its on its second KA24E. So this is what I have done so far.

-The engine turns over but does not seem to fire at all.
-I checked the plugs and they do spark.
-When removing the plugs they smell like they are getting gas.

So if Im getting gas,spark and presumably air wheres the bang? Its been suggested that my timing may be way off, but I dont know how that could happen and wouldn't the engine backfire atleast? Perhaps the fuel is very bad, it is quite old but would this make it not fire at all?

I'm also having issues routing some of the vac lines, since I took the old engine out so long ago I dont remember exactly how everything was. I suppose this issue should be fixed first, I have a couple of short lines coming out from between the intake and fuel rail and I dont know where they go. also some of the lines that go to the carbon canister. If anyone has a good picture of a stockish KA24E engine bay that could help me much.

Thx guys.
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Re: Engine no-start troubleshooting.

Postby b-tuned on Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:37 pm

Here's how its all routed:
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Re: Engine no-start troubleshooting.

Postby Drift_240 on Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:35 am

So I tried again today, I figured out the problem. I think i should win something for this. There was no gas in the gas tank.

After I put in a few litres it started :grin:

and thx for the diagram that really straightened out the vac problems for me.
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Re: Engine no-start troubleshooting.

Postby MRWmotorsports on Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:34 pm

Fuel delivery problems of this nature are more common than you might think!

Glad it was simple!

-Martin.
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