I HAVE AN 89 CHEVY C2500 THAT I TRIED TO REBUILD BECAUSE OF A LEAK IN THE GASKET.

  • Tiny
  • chefevan
  • 1989 GMC C2500
  • 130,000 miles

I have an 89 chevy c2500 that I tried to rebuild because of a leak in the gasket. It is my first time rebuilding an engine and for some reason it wont start (go figure). I have spark and I can see the gas running into the carb. Also it seems struggle cranking over when I try to start it almost as if the serpentine belt was too tight.

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Saturday, May 26th, 2012 AT 3:46 PM

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  • fixitmr
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What motor? How much of a rebuild did you do?

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Saturday, May 26th, 2012 AT 5:02 PM
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  • chefevan
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350 5.7, I had to replace the gaskets so all the way to the headers

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Saturday, May 26th, 2012 AT 7:49 PM
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  • fixitmr
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So a top end rebuild is what you did, heads/intake. If crankover is fighting back timing is probably off. Did you try squirting some gas in carb and turning distributor?

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Sunday, May 27th, 2012 AT 4:45 PM
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  • chefevan
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I did the gas spits back out, the person that took the distributor out didnt mark the spot so not sure if its positioned right and not sure if the rocker arms were adjusted correctly. Would the crankshaft have anything to do with that?

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Monday, May 28th, 2012 AT 10:09 PM
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  • rasmataz
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Your valve and ignition timing is off-

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Monday, May 28th, 2012 AT 10:21 PM
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  • chefevan
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How do I adjust the v

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Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 AT 2:32 AM
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Alves, and is there any other way to set the timing then by just turning it around 180?

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Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 AT 2:34 AM
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So if you decided to do this job you did it with no instructions to go by? Like go to library and read a book?

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Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 AT 4:44 PM
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  • chefevan
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Read a book, thanks a lot ****hole.

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Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 AT 6:57 PM
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  • rasmataz
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All we trying to do here is get more information from you so that we know what directions to approach your problem -You choose to comeback with your filthy mouth-Good Luck seeking for a fast fix-I doubt you'll get it

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Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 AT 8:44 PM

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