OVERALLED MOTOR BUT WONT START

  • Tiny
  • leon pieterse
  • 1998 Opel Astra
  • 250,000 miles

Hi I overalled motor but it doesnt want to srart when the oil is in the motor, lifters goes rock hard and no compression. I then drain the oil then the car starts perfeckt but as soon as I start ading oil the car starts missing and dies. Then when I try to start there is no compression. What can be the problem. Please if anyone can help me, or just tell me what the problem is. Thanks alot.

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 AT 7:28 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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  • 25,502 posts

Did you replace the lifters? It sounds like they are pumped up.

Are te valves adjustable? You may have them too tight.

What kind of motor are you working with?

Roy

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 AT 7:30 PM
  • Tiny
  • leon pieterse
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Hi yes I have replaced the lifters. It is the 200ie astra. 20 seh.

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 AT 7:40 PM
  • Tiny
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Sounds like you have a bad set of lifter. They soudl settle down and center.

They are hyraulic? Not solid?

Roy

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 AT 8:06 PM

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