How do I test the distributor?

Tiny
KALANILYNN001
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  • 1989 HONDA ACCORD
  • 215 MILES
Have a spark and fuel and turns but wont start
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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 7:29 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Next will be the valve and ignition timing
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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 7:44 PM
Tiny
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Fuel injection or carb?
Check engine compression
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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 8:07 PM
Tiny
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Its carburated. When it died it acted as if it ran out of gas. Fuel pump works. It also has blown ring but only smokes when warming up. The smoke is blue for about 1 second then turns white and smells like bad exaust. The fuel lines are clear, I blew compressed air thru them and the fuel pump is working. Im thinking maybe compression it eats oil but doesnt leave stains on the ground. About a 1/2 to full quart a day when driven. I paid 1000 and dropped 1000 on a brand new head water pump belts fuel filters plugs wires cap oil filter oil and antifreeze. Its not the distributor. I have spark everywhere it needs to be and the spark is blue. Engine turns timing is good. Worried about compression, carburator.
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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 8:34 PM
Tiny
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You can have fuel and spark but if the valve and ignition timing is off-she ain't gonna start-Hint: the valves are opening and closing at the wrong time-Check engine compression
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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 8:54 PM
Tiny
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How do you test the valves and if their off how do you adjust them?
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Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 AT 2:18 AM
Tiny
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Do you have a repair manual?
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Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 AT 2:40 AM
Tiny
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Yea but its not a haynes it a chiltons and doesnt tell me much. I looked it up on line and it seemed easy just time consuming
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Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 AT 9:21 PM
Tiny
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Im trying to adjust my valves and the no. 1 is not at tdc. Im trying to get it there by turning the cranck shaft counter clockwise but its not moving the top gear to place it at tdc. Is there a trick that I should know?
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Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 AT 10:18 PM
Tiny
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Im trying to adjust my valves and the no. 1 cylander is not at tdc. Im trying to get it there by turning the crank pulley counter clockwise but its just turning on the bottom. The top gear wont move to position it to tdc. Is there a trick that I should know?
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Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 AT 10:21 PM

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