[V8] whur whur whur

urq urq at pacbell.net
Tue May 27 17:28:50 PDT 2008

... if your whur-ried about the TB you should pull the cover off the left
side (two hold-down bolts, 6mm hex) to be sure.  

ISTR some people had a theory about the lifters getting pumped up to the
point where the valves wouldn't close after a very short run of the engine,
and that caused the engine to crank strangely ... 

Steve B
San José, CA (USA)

-----Original Message-----

Sounds like a broken timing belt.

Before codes, just check spark.  Beyond that, pull a plug and see if the
starter motor is moving the internals.

> -----Original Message-----
> That's the sound my V8 makes when I crank the starter and it never
> 'catches'.  (sounds asthmatic!)
> 1990, 178k on the clock, timing belt due in 2k (was done at 120k).  I
> started it, moved it to a different spot on my driveway and parked it.
>  8hrs later, I go to start it and it won't fire up.  <scratching head>
> I have not tried to crank it for xxSeconds to pull the codes yet - not
> sure what this might turn up, but will check it at lunch time.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks in advance,
> - Jeremy

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