1996 Rover 4 Series Repair Question
1996 Rover 4 Series NO APPARENT COMPRESSION
1996 Rover 4 Series 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 105000 miles
SMOKE CAME OUT FROM UNDER DASHBOARD WHILST DRIVING AT FIRST I THOUGHT FIRE SO PUT INTO NEUTRAL AND SWITCHED OFF ENGINE , WHEN I STOPPED I NOTICED THE TEMP GUAGE WAS THROUGH THE RED SO IT COULD HAVE BEEN STEAM WHEN IT COOLED DOWN I REFILLED WITH WATER AND TURNED IT OVER TOTALLY DIFFERENT SOUND FOR A DIESEL AND IT WOULD NOT START , TOLD I HAD CRACKED HEAD OR BLOWN GASKET , TOOK OFF HEAD EVERYTHING SEEMS FINE AND SURPRISINGLY CLEAN REPLACED GASKET TURNED IT OVER STILL NO FIRING AND STILL SOUNDS THE SAME LIKE A PETROL ENGINE BEING TURNED OVER WITH THE PLUGS OUT , NO COMPRESSION DO U THINK THE TIMING BELT COULD HAVE SLIPPED A NOTCH OR TWO
You will need to do a comp test and post the readings, if they are very low, check valve clearances and do a leak down test as you may have cooked the piston rings, when they get over hot as you have described they can loose there tension and a loss of compression will result.
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