I was givin a 1997 Eclipse 2.0 dohc non turbo. The timing belt broke on it, so I pulled the head and sent it out to be re worked. Before I pulled the head I did compression check. #1 75 psi #2 80 psi #3 35 psi and #4 0 psi.
The cam sprockets are not original they are aftermarket adjustable ones. After the head came back I installed it set the timing 1/2 notch btdc on crank and cam dowel pins set at 12 oclock. Turned it twice and checked, all marks were in time. Before starting the car I did compression check. #1 30 psi #2 30 psi #3 65 psi and #4 0 psi. I did a leak down test on pistons and nothing changed. Checked valve clearance that was fine. Reset timing and got 30 psi across board in all cylinders. I know I need a minimum of 175 psi. Head gasket new, head bolts new, everything torqued to spec. Please I need help to get this car back running.
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 AT 2:16 AM