[V8] Fixed ! (well it starts anyway) Engine Trouble v6

Jason Wilkerson wilke_jb at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 8 18:23:54 PST 2009

  Just wanted to post an 'end in sight' to this saga.  I got the car to start tonight.  I thought about the oil draining out (remember from the beginning)  Thought about what it could do.  Re-thought about the timing belt skipping teeth - well it did, about 6 to be exact.  Anyway, I am assuming that the cams were starved for oil, and seized.  When this happend it forced the belt tensioner down and loosend the belt.  (this engine has a fixed tensioner and no damper like our PT's)  Also caused a no spark, I'm assuming because it confused the computer due to the cam and crank sensors being out of sync.  I don't think that there are any bent valves, compression still looks good, and it starts.  But, it still runs a little rough, may just be the computer needing to re-learn, and I really can't tell if there is any major damage until I drive it - we shall see.  Bottom line is, thanks everyone for the help - you guys are the best!


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