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Many of you have read on my Head Gasket repair and the associated headwork. Well as of thursday the car was running. It started right up after everything was bolted together. I was anticipating problems right away but I was very impressed with the mechanic. We took it for a couple of spins around the neighborhood and the valves quieted down. Everything looked to be running perfect except an exhaust leak on the drivers side because of a bad stud that would not tighten up. Friday I fire up the car to show a friend that it actually works after being w/o the car for a week. That afternoon we were taking it to a shop to have the one bolt backed out and replaced...completely finishing the work.

Heres the fun part. It does not start! :eek: Less than 4 hours from when it ran at lunch my baby will crank and crank but not catch. We go on to test every cyl for spark...good to go. We check fuel, also good. We even back all the spark plugs out and leave them in the cyl's attached to the coils. We turn it over and all the cyl's fire popping the plugs and coils out of the system. We are thinking it is somethin electrical with the computer but all the fuses are good and the ECU is throwing no codes. I should note that I have a Bayou stage II that has worked excellent up to this point. We are preparing to have my baby towed to a shop to throw it on the computer and have the exhaust leak fixed.

Does anybody have any ideas as to what would cause the car to not start??? Help Please...my mechanic is completely stumped and everything is mechanically sound, timing, vaccuum lines, electical connections. Thanks Guys!
 

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Many of you have read on my Head Gasket repair and the associated headwork. Well as of thursday the car was running. It started right up after everything was bolted together. I was anticipating problems right away but I was very impressed with the mechanic. We took it for a couple of spins around the neighborhood and the valves quieted down. Everything looked to be running perfect except an exhaust leak on the drivers side because of a bad stud that would not tighten up. Friday I fire up the car to show a friend that it actually works after being w/o the car for a week. That afternoon we were taking it to a shop to have the one bolt backed out and replaced...completely fin ishing the work.

Heres the fun part. It does not start! :eek: Less than 4 hours from when it ran at lunch my baby will crank and crank but not catch. We go on to test every cyl for spark...good to go. We check fuel, also good. We even back all the spark plugs out and leave them in the cyl's attached to the coils. We turn it over and all the cyl's fire popping the plugs and coils out of the system. We are thinking it is somethin electrical with the computer but all the fuses are good and the ECU is throwing no codes. I should note that I have a Bayou stage II that has worked excellent up to this point. We are preparing to have my baby towed to a shop to throw it on the computer and have the exhaust leak fixed.

Does anybody have any ideas as to what would cause the car to not start??? Help Please...my mechanic is completely stumped and everything is mechanically sound, timing, vaccuum lines, electical connections. Thanks Guys!
The first thing(and the cheapest) that comes to mind is your distributor cap and rotor. If these are worn then your car won't start.
 

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The first thing(and the cheapest) that comes to mind is your distributor cap and rotor. If these are worn then your car won't start.
Please note that G2's have coil packs vs dist systems.

This reminds me of a time when a friend and I were working on his 929...we were replacing his valve cover gaskets, and it started up...but ran rough...we had to play w/ his dist a little to get it on. At one point it wouldnt start, so this is a maybe.....
 

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Ended up being the Crank Angle Sensor. The motor would mechanically fire but the ECU would not pick up where it left off so to say. This piece was badly melted and according to Acura the heat from the motor does not cause the part to melt. It melts when it starts to malfunction. Yay!
 
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